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About Caring for Life

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Hospice Family Care. As Madison County’s oldest and only not-for-profit hospice, we have been caring for the life of our community since 1979 by providing hospice and bereavement care to terminally ill patients – and their families. Until recently, our services were primarily focused on outpatient, home hospice care as well as bereavement care through The Caring House. We began a new chapter two years ago with the opening of our inpatient hospice facility on the campus of the Redstone Village senior living community. This beautiful building offers general inpatient hospice care as well as respite care to patients who meet those criteria.

Looking ahead, we plan to offer outpatient palliative care as the next addition to our Caring for Life family. 

It’s a privilege to care for our patients and their loved ones during this time in their lives. Thank you for your continued support in caring for hospice patients.

Our Mission

To provide excellent, compassionate end-of-life care for those touched by illness, grief and loss.

Our Vision

To be the premier hospice and palliative care provider in North Alabama.

Our Values

Integrity, Excellence, Innovation, Accountability, Compassion and Safety

Advisory Board


  • Dr. Tres Childs, President
  • Aaron Caradonna, Community Outreach Committee Chair
  • Dr. Lanita Carter, Secretary
  • Dr. Jennifer Cox, Clinical Care Committee Chair
  • Jason Landers, Treasurer/Finance and Administrative Committee Chair
  • Shannon Barron
  • Nicole Farrell
  • Marilyn Hull
  • Dr. Joe Kelly
  • Donna Palumbo
  • Joe Vallely

Leadership Team


Kristina Johnson, RN, CHPN®, CHPCA®
Executive Director

Tammie Droppleman
Executive Assistant, Office Manager

Sonia Bradford
Compliance Manager

Laura Rhys, BSN, RN, CHPN®
Clinical Manager

Lee Shaw, CHPCA®
Business Development Manager

Serving Madison, Morgan, Limestone, Marshall, and Jackson Counties

10000 Serenity Lane
Huntsville, AL 35803
(256) 650-1212