• Rituals Help Kids Heal at Grief Camp

    Alive Grief Support, Special Events

    Rituals Help Kids Heal at Grief Camp

    Each summer, Alive hosts grief camps for kids and a teen retreat to help our youngest community members recover from loss. The camps give kids a safe place to bond with each other while grieving the death of someone important in their lives. 

  • A Little Help Overcoming Grief 

    Alive Grief Support

    A Little Help Overcoming Grief 

    Grief can be overwhelming, befuddling, and confounding. All of us will experience the force of this emotional tidal wave at some point in our lives. But none of us has to face it alone.

  • Nurturing the Future of End-of-Life Care

    Alive Institute, Alive News, Our Care

    Nurturing the Future of End-of-Life Care

    One of the things that makes Alive so special is that we are a nonprofit. The highest quality medical care is just the start of what we offer.

  • New Hires and Promotions

    Alive News, Recognition

    New Hires and Promotions

    We would like to welcome aboard our new hires and congratulate those who have received promotions here at Alive.

  • Q&A with Death Doula Heidi O’Neil

    Volunteer Services

    Q&A with Death Doula Heidi O’Neil

    Death doulas are specially trained volunteers who provide support and comfort in the final days and hours of a person’s life. They help patients and their loved ones simply by being present in a vigil at the bedside when the dying person has started to transition.

  • The Alive Institute Conducts Minority Focus Groups to Improve Access to Care

    Alive Institute, Alive News

    The Alive Institute Conducts Minority Focus Groups to Improve Access to Care

    National studies continue to find that minority groups are not taking equal advantage of the Medicare hospice benefit.

  • Is Dying on Your Bucket List?

    Alive Institute, Special Events

    Is Dying on Your Bucket List?

    For the past several years, the Alive Institute’s annual symposium has served as a unique gathering for community members from all walks of life.

  • Labor of Love

    Our Care, Stories of Alive

    Labor of Love

    There are approximately 43.5 million caregivers in the U.S. They provided an estimated $470 billion worth of care in 2013, nearly the same amount that the world’s largest company, Wal-Mart, made in sales that same year. The value of this unpaid care exceeded paid home care and total Medicaid spending.* 

  • Your life’s work can leave a lasting legacy through planned giving

    Support for Alive

    Your life’s work can leave a lasting legacy through planned giving

    Have you ever asked yourself, “What is the purpose of life?” What will endure from the hard work, failures and successes, good decisions and good fortune you have created throughout your life? Do you hope that this world, even if only the small part of the world you reside, is a better place because you lived?

  • Not every hospice is Alive Hospice

    Alive News, Our Care

    Not every hospice is Alive Hospice

    Providing loving care to people with life-threatening illnesses is an integral part of the mission at Alive. With every patient and family we serve, we know that the quality of that care is critical.

  • 25 Years of Alive at the Bluebird: How it All Began

    Special Events, Support for Alive

    25 Years of Alive at the Bluebird: How it All Began

    Every song begins with a single note. Twenty-five years ago, the longest running concert series in the history of The Bluebird Cafe began with a single night - or that was the original idea, anyway.

  • What I experienced at Camp Evergreen

    Alive Grief Support, Special Events, Stories of Alive

    What I experienced at Camp Evergreen

    The first few years of my tenure at Alive, I observed the closing ceremony for Camp Evergreen, one of our children's grief support camps, from the back of the room.

  • How the Alive Institute is Working to Change the World Around Us

    Alive Institute, Alive News

    How the Alive Institute is Working to Change the World Around Us

    Alive has been a pioneering organization from the very beginning. Our founders, Dr. and Mrs. David Barton and the late Dr. John Flexner, brought an entire branch of medicine to Tennessee - hospice care - that did not exist here before 1975.

  • Alive Palliative Medicine  Provides Inpatient Consult Services to Local Hospitals

    Alive News, Our Care

    Alive Palliative Medicine Provides Inpatient Consult Services to Local Hospitals

    Alive was approached by TriStar Summit Medical Center two years ago to explore whether we would be interested in providing an inpatient palliative care consult service to their patients.

  • Alive at the Bluebird 2017

    Special Events, Support for Alive

    Alive at the Bluebird 2017

    The 2017 Alive At The Bluebird concert series was the biggest yet with 36 shows and more than 130 participating songwriters – more than ever before on both counts!

  • One of the Warmest and Fuzziest Parts of Alive: Pet Therapy!

    Volunteer Services

    One of the Warmest and Fuzziest Parts of Alive: Pet Therapy!

    Pet therapy (also known as “animal-assisted activities”) is one of the most beloved parts of our volunteer program. You might say it’s the warmest and fuzziest aspect of Alive, and it’s not hard to see why!

  • Board Member Transitions To New Role At Alive

    Board of Directors, Recognition

    Board Member Transitions To New Role At Alive

    Alive has been dear to Judy Orr for more than 16 years. Touched personally by the care we provide for patients and families, she has been an ambassador for this organization and an advocate for end-of-life planning because she believes the last chapter of life should be embraced, not put out of mind.

  • Boardchair: Dr. Warren McPherson

    Board of Directors, Recognition

    Boardchair: Dr. Warren McPherson

    For the last six years, Dr. Warren McPherson has been a champion and ambassador for Alive as a board member. He has played a variety of leadership roles, including cochair of our Murfreesboro Advisory Committee and Closer to Home Capital Campaign Committee, which led the effort to build The Residence at Alive Hospice Murfreesboro.

  • 100+ years of combined grief support experience

    Alive Grief Support

    100+ years of combined grief support experience

    Alive Grief Support is comprised of 8 master’s level grief counselors who have more than 100 years of combined experience with caring for grieving families and individuals.

  • Grief support closer to home

    Alive Grief Support, Alive News

    Grief support closer to home

    One of the things we’ve been most excited about this year is the expansion of our grief support services at Alive’s two new offices in Hendersonville and Lebanon.

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Contact Us

  • 1718 Patterson Street
  • Nashville, TN 37203
  • Phone: 615-327-1085
  • Toll Free: 800-327-1085
  • Fax: 615-321-8902
  • Referrals: 615-250-1348
  • Referral fax: 615-963-4807