Bluegrass Care Navigators



Bluegrass Care Navigators (previously Hospice of the Bluegrass) is a nationally respected organization which provides care for the seriously ill. Having cared for thousands of families in our Kentucky communities since 1978 through hospice services, the company serves approximately 850 patients daily in 32 counties located in central, northern and eastern Kentucky.

Our services include:

  • Bluegrass Extra Care – a private pay service offering personalized home care
  • Bluegrass Home Primary Care - comprehensive, ongoing expert care for the "home-limited"
  • Bluegrass Adult Day Health Care - engaging day program for adults with physical or intellectual limitations
  • Bluegrass Transitional Care – help with hospital to home
  • Bluegrass Palliative Care – pain and symptom relief
  • Bluegrass Hospice Care – expert care for the final months of life
  • Bluegrass Grief Care – support through anticipatory grief and bereavement

Bluegrass Care Navigators operates a 12-bed hospice in-patient unit in Lexington at Saint Joseph Hospital, a 10-bed in-patient unit in Lexington at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, a 6-bed stand-alone unit in Eastern Kentucky and offers services located within partner health systems and facilities in KY. The agency also provides hospice services to patients at Baptist Health Lexington.


Awards

Bluegrass Care Navigators has been consistently recognized as a program of excellence.

The American Hospital Association presented the 2017 Circle of Life Award™ “for innovation in palliative care and for improving the care of patients near the end of life”. Bluegrass Care Navigators is the only repeat honoree in the history of the award. 

The agency was a 2017 Hospice Honors Elite recipient by Deyta Analytics, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst. Hospice Honors is a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view, honoring hospices ranked above the Deyta Analytics National Performance Score on all 24 of the evaluation questions. The agency earned Hospice Honors recognition again in 2018, marking the seventh consecutive year Deyta Analytics has recognized Bluegrass Care Navigators. 

Modern Healthcare has honored Bluegrass Care Navigators, naming it one of its “Best Places to Work” in 2017 and 2018. The annual national award recognizes companies that continuously strive to improve their work environment and increase employee engagement, satisfaction and retention through innovative changes in the workplace. The award is based on employees’ input about the agency and its goals, and honors health care workplaces that empower their employees to provide patients and customers with the best possible care, products and services. 

Bluegrass Care Navigators Hazard, KY, USA
Aug 05, 2020
On-Call RN - Full-Time (Weeknights) Bluegrass Care Navigators - (Hazard, KY) Recognized as a 2020 Kentucky Best Place to Work by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce – join our team in providing expert, connected care! A career in hospice is a different kind of nursing. We make every moment count for patients and families. Bluegrass Care Navigators offers: Work that drives you to live your passion Flexible schedules to support work/life balance Family-focused benefits Opportunities for advancement Join our nationally recognized Best Place to Work ™ team in providing expert, connected care while reconnecting with the heart of nursing at Bluegrass Care Navigators. This RN position will provide care to patients primarily in their homes. Position Qualifications:One year general nursing experience is preferred. New nursing graduates are encouraged to also apply and will be considered along with other life experiences and interest in working in hospice field. Active KY state RN...
Bluegrass Care Navigators Hazard, KY, USA
Aug 03, 2020
Certified Nursing Assistant - FT (Nights) Bluegrass Care Navigators – Hazard, KY Greg & Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center Recognized as a 2020 Kentucky Best Place to Work by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce – join our team in providing expert, connected care! A career in hospice is a different kind of nursing. We make every moment count for patients and families. Our patients who are admitted to the hospice care center need assistance with symptoms severe enough that they cannot be managed at home. Inpatient hospice care involves expert symptom management for these patients in a homelike hospital setting, providing round-the-clock medical and nursing care to manage end-of-life symptoms and needs. Position Qualifications: One year experience in hospital or nursing home setting. Proof of completion of recognized CNA training program. Is at least 18 years of age and is a high school graduate or equivalent. Possesses and maintains good physical stamina and mental...
Bluegrass Care Navigators Frankfort, KY 40601, USA
Jul 31, 2020
CNA- Full-time, Day Shift, Home Care Team Bluegrass Care Navigators – Frankfort, KY Join our nationally recognized Best Place to Work ™ team in providing expert, connected care while reconnecting with the heart of nursing at Bluegrass Care Navigators. As a certified nurse aide, you will work with teammates on the interdisciplinary home care team, allowing you to combine your skills with your passion of providing personalized, compassionate end-of-life care. Why This Position is Right For YOU: Small patient case loads and the ability to manage your time with each patient according to their individual care needs 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. schedule allows you to balance a nursing career and life Excellent benefits and sign on bonus for qualified, successful candidates (terms and conditions apply) Coworkers who share your joy in providing compassionate care for patients and families facing a serious illness The opportunity to develop your career through hospice care and other nursing...
Bluegrass Care Navigators Lexington, KY, USA
Jul 29, 2020
Social Worker – Part-Time (16 hrs/wk) Bluegrass Care Navigators – St. Joseph & Baptist Hospitals, Lexington, KY Recognized as a program of excellence receiving 3 awards in 2017 Living with a serious illness or caring for a loved one who is seriously ill can be one of life’s most challenging times. We need experts who have been there for families countless times, providing experience, guidance and care. Bluegrass Care Navigators connects patients with caregivers who have exactly the right expertise to meet their health care needs and help handle the activities of everyday living. Our team provides unsurpassed private duty nursing, palliative care, hospice care and more. Position Qualifications: Is a graduate of a Master's or Bachelor’s program in social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and licensed/or a bachelor level or certified at the MSW level by the state. MSW preferred. A minimum of two years social service experience in a health...
Bluegrass Care Navigators Lexington, KY, USA
Jul 29, 2020
RN-Full-time, Night-shift, Inpatient Hospice Unit Bluegrass Care Navigators – Lexington, KY $10,000 Sign On Bonus Available $4.00 shift differential Recognized as a 2020 Kentucky Best Place to Work by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce – join our team in providing expert, connected care! A career in hospice is a different kind of nursing. We make every moment count for patients and families. Our patients who are admitted to the hospice care center need assistance with symptoms severe enough that they cannot be managed at home. Inpatient hospice care involves expert symptom management for these patients in a homelike hospital setting, providing round-the-clock medical and nursing care to manage end-of-life symptoms and needs. Bluegrass Care Navigators offers: Work that drives you to live your passion Flexible schedules to support work/life balance Family-focused benefits Sign-on and referral bonuses Shift differential FREE parking to all Inpatient Staff Opportunities for...
Bluegrass Care Navigators Lexington, KY, USA
Jul 24, 2020
DME Service Technician - Full-Time Bluegrass Care Navigators – Lexington, KY Recognized as a 2020 Kentucky Best Place to Work by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management – join our team in providing expert, connected care! Living with a serious illness or caring for a loved one who is seriously ill can be one of life’s most challenging times. We need experts who have been there for families countless times, providing experience, guidance and care. Bluegrass Care Navigators connects patients with caregivers who have exactly the right expertise to meet their health care needs and help handle the activities of everyday living. Our team provides unsurpassed private duty nursing, palliative care, hospice care and more. Position Qualifications: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. Must be at least 18 years of age and have a current Kentucky driver’s license, with at least two years of full-time...
Bluegrass Care Navigators Cynthiana, KY 41031, USA
Jul 24, 2020
CNA- Full-time, Day Shift, Home Care Team Bluegrass Care Navigators – Cynthiana, KY Join our nationally recognized Best Place to Work ™ team in providing expert, connected care while reconnecting with the heart of nursing at Bluegrass Care Navigators. As a certified nurse aide, you will work with teammates on the interdisciplinary home care team, allowing you to combine your skills with your passion of providing personalized, compassionate end-of-life care. Why This Position is Right For YOU: Small patient case loads and the ability to manage your time with each patient according to their individual care needs 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. schedule allows you to balance a nursing career and life Excellent benefits and sign on bonus for qualified, successful candidates (terms and conditions apply) Coworkers who share your joy in providing compassionate care for patients and families facing a serious illness The opportunity to develop your career through hospice care and other nursing...
Bluegrass Care Navigators Hazard, KY, USA
Jul 17, 2020
Hospice RN (Flex/Float) - Full-Time Day/Night shift - 11am-11pm Bluegrass Care Navigators - Hazard, KY Greg & Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center Recognized as a 2020 Kentucky Best Place to Work by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management – join our team in providing expert, connected care! A career in hospice is a different kind of nursing. We make every moment count for patients and families. Bluegrass Care Navigators offers: Work that drives you to live your passion Flexible schedules to support work/life balance Family-focused benefits Opportunities for advancement Join our nationally recognized Best Place to Work ™ team in providing expert, connected care while reconnecting with the heart of nursing at Bluegrass Care Navigators. This RN position will provide care to patients primarily in their homes. Position Qualifications:One year general nursing experience is preferred. New nursing graduates are encouraged...
Bluegrass Care Navigators Frankfort, KY 40601, USA
Jul 17, 2020
Hospice RN (On-Call) – Part-Time (Weekends) Bluegrass Care Navigators – Frankfort, KY Recognized as a 2020 Kentucky Best Place to Work by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce – join our team in providing expert, connected care! A career in hospice is a different kind of nursing. We make every moment count for patients and families. Bluegrass Care Navigators offers: Work that drives you to live your passion Flexible schedules to support work/life balance Family-focused benefits Opportunities for advancement Join our nationally recognized Best Place to Work ™ team in providing expert, connected care while reconnecting with the heart of nursing at Bluegrass Care Navigators. This RN position will provide care to patients primarily in their homes. Position Qualifications: Two year’s general nursing experience is preferred. New nursing graduates are encouraged to also apply and will be considered along with other life experiences and interest in working in hospice field....
Bluegrass Care Navigators Lexington, KY, USA
Jul 10, 2020
Project Clinical Administrator - Full-Time - KY HEALing Communities Study Bluegrass Care Navigators - Lexington, KY Recognized as a 2020 Kentucky Best Place to Work by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management – join our team in providing expert, connected care! Living with a serious illness or caring for a loved one who is seriously ill can be one of life’s most challenging times. We need experts who have been there for families countless times, providing experience, guidance and care. Bluegrass Care Navigators connects patients with caregivers who have exactly the right expertise to meet their health care needs and help handle the activities of everyday living. Our team provides unsurpassed private duty nursing, palliative care, hospice care and more. QUALIFICATIONS Is a graduate of an accredited school of professional (registered) nurses, BSN preferred, experience with human subjects research preferred. Is...
Bluegrass Care Navigators Lexington, KY, USA
Jul 10, 2020
CNA- Full-time, Day Shift, Home Care Team Bluegrass Care Navigators – Lexington, KY Join our nationally recognized Best Place to Work ™ team in providing expert, connected care while reconnecting with the heart of nursing at Bluegrass Care Navigators. As a certified nurse aide, you will work with teammates on the interdisciplinary home care team, allowing you to combine your skills with your passion of providing personalized, compassionate end-of-life care. Why This Position is Right For YOU: Small patient case loads and the ability to manage your time with each patient according to their individual care needs 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. schedule allows you to balance a nursing career and life Excellent benefits and sign on bonus for qualified, successful candidates (terms and conditions apply) Coworkers who share your joy in providing compassionate care for patients and families facing a serious illness The opportunity to develop your career through hospice care and other nursing...
Bluegrass Care Navigators Pikeville, KY 41501, USA
Jul 08, 2020
On-Call RN - Full-Time (Weeknights) Bluegrass Care Navigators - (Pike & Floyd Co., KY) Recognized as a 2020 Kentucky Best Place to Work by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce – join our team in providing expert, connected care! A career in hospice is a different kind of nursing. We make every moment count for patients and families. Bluegrass Care Navigators offers: Work that drives you to live your passion Flexible schedules to support work/life balance Family-focused benefits Opportunities for advancement Join our nationally recognized Best Place to Work ™ team in providing expert, connected care while reconnecting with the heart of nursing at Bluegrass Care Navigators. This RN position will provide care to patients primarily in their homes. Position Qualifications:One year general nursing experience is preferred. New nursing graduates are encouraged to also apply and will be considered along with other life experiences and interest in working in hospice field. Active...
Bluegrass Care Navigators Frankfort, KY 40601, USA
Jul 08, 2020
CNA- Full-time, Day Shift, Home Care Team Bluegrass Care Navigators – Frankfort, KY Join our nationally recognized Best Place to Work ™ team in providing expert, connected care while reconnecting with the heart of nursing at Bluegrass Care Navigators. As a certified nurse aide, you will work with teammates on the interdisciplinary home care team, allowing you to combine your skills with your passion of providing personalized, compassionate end-of-life care. Why This Position is Right For YOU: Small patient case loads and the ability to manage your time with each patient according to their individual care needs 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. schedule allows you to balance a nursing career and life Excellent benefits and sign on bonus for qualified, successful candidates (terms and conditions apply) Coworkers who share your joy in providing compassionate care for patients and families facing a serious illness The opportunity to develop your career through hospice care and other nursing...
Bluegrass Care Navigators Lexington, KY, USA
Jul 08, 2020
Certified Nursing Assistant - Full-Time (Bluegrass Hospice Care Center) Day Shift - 7am-7:30pm Bluegrass Care Navigators – Lexington, KY Recognized as a 2020 Kentucky Best Place to Work by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce – join our team in providing expert, connected care! A career in hospice is a different kind of nursing. We make every moment count for patients and families. Our patients who are admitted to the hospice care center need assistance with symptoms severe enough that they cannot be managed at home. Inpatient hospice care involves expert symptom management for these patients in a homelike hospital setting, providing round-the-clock medical and nursing care to manage end-of-life symptoms and needs. Bluegrass Care Navigators offers: Work that drives you to live your passion Flexible schedules to support work/life balance Family-focused benefits Referral bonuses FREE parking to all Inpatient Staff Opportunities for advancement Join our nationally recognized...
Bluegrass Care Navigators Lexington, KY, USA
Jul 03, 2020
Hospice RN - Full-Time Bluegrass Care Navigators - Lexington, KY Recognized as a 2020 Kentucky Best Place to Work by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management – join our team in providing expert, connected care! A career in hospice is a different kind of nursing. We make every moment count for patients and families. Bluegrass Care Navigators offers: Work that drives you to live your passion Flexible schedules to support work/life balance Family-focused benefits Sign-on and referral bonuses Opportunities for advancement Join our nationally recognized Best Place to Work ™ team in providing expert, connected care while reconnecting with the heart of nursing at Bluegrass Care Navigators. This RN position will provide care to patients primarily in their homes. Position Qualifications:One year general nursing experience is preferred. New nursing graduates are encouraged to also apply and will be considered along with other...
Bluegrass Care Navigators Lexington, KY, USA
Jul 03, 2020
Housekeeper - Full-Time Hours may vary based on needs Bluegrass Care Navigators – Lexington, KY Recognized as a 2020 Kentucky Best Place to Work by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management – join our team in providing expert, connected care! Living with a serious illness or caring for a loved one who is seriously ill can be one of life’s most challenging times. We need experts who have been there for families countless times, providing experience, guidance and care. Bluegrass Care Navigators connects patients with caregivers who have exactly the right expertise to meet their health care needs and help handle the activities of everyday living. Our team provides unsurpassed private duty nursing, palliative care, hospice care and more. QUALIFICATIONS High school diploma or GED; at least 1 year of experience in institutional housekeeping preferred. At least 18 years of age. Knowledge and ability to operate...
Bluegrass Care Navigators Pikeville, KY 41501, USA
Jun 26, 2020
Bereavement Counselor – Full-Time Bluegrass Care Navigators – Southeastern, KY service area (Pike, Floyd and Magoffin) Bluegrass Care Navigators is seeking a licensed therapist with counseling experience in grief, loss and trauma. In this position the Bereavement Counselors will conduct assessments and provide supportive counseling to assist clients during their grieving process through individual, group and family sessions. The Bereavement Counselor will be expected to provided community education on grief, collaborate in program development for events held throughout the year. Living with a serious illness or caring for a loved one who is seriously ill can be one of life’s most challenging times. We need experts who have been there for families countless times, providing experience, guidance and care. Bluegrass Care Navigators connects patients with caregivers who have exactly the right expertise to meet their health care needs and help handle the activities of everyday...
Bluegrass Care Navigators Lexington, KY, USA
Jun 26, 2020
Hospice RN - PRN Bluegrass Care Navigators - Lexington, KY Recognized as a 2020 Kentucky Best Place to Work by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management – join our team in providing expert, connected care! A career in hospice is a different kind of nursing. We make every moment count for patients and families. Bluegrass Care Navigators offers: Work that drives you to live your passion Flexible schedules to support work/life balance Family-focused benefits Sign-on and referral bonuses Opportunities for advancement Join our nationally recognized Best Place to Work ™ team in providing expert, connected care while reconnecting with the heart of nursing at Bluegrass Care Navigators. This RN position will provide care to patients primarily in their homes. Position Qualifications:One year general nursing experience is preferred. New nursing graduates are encouraged to also apply and will be considered along with other life...
Bluegrass Care Navigators Lexington, KY, USA
Jun 25, 2020
Hospital Nurse Liaison - PRN (Bluegrass Hospice Care Center at St. Joseph Hospital) Bluegrass Care Navigators – Lexington, KY Recognized as a 2020 Kentucky Best Place to Work by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management – join our team in providing expert, connected care! Living with a serious illness or caring for a loved one who is seriously ill can be one of life’s most challenging times. We need experts who have been there for families countless times, providing experience, guidance and care. Bluegrass Care Navigators connects patients with caregivers who have exactly the right expertise to meet their health care needs and help handle the activities of everyday living. Our team provides unsurpassed private duty nursing, palliative care, hospice care and more. Position Qualifications: Is a graduate of an accredited school of professional (registered) nursing. Active KY state RN license At least two year’s general...
Bluegrass Care Navigators Pikeville, KY 41501, USA
Jun 10, 2020
Executive Director - Full-Time (Pikeville, KY) Bluegrass Care Navigators – Pikeville, KY Recognized as a program of excellence receiving 3 awards in 2017 Living with a serious illness or caring for a loved one who is seriously ill can be one of life’s most challenging times. We need experts who have been there for families countless times, providing experience, guidance and care. Bluegrass Care Navigators connects patients with caregivers who have exactly the right expertise to meet their health care needs and help handle the activities of everyday living. Our team provides unsurpassed private duty nursing, palliative care, hospice care and more. Position Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in a health related or management field or equivalent direct hospice experience. Master’s Degree preferred. Personal professional licensure/certification requirements are up to date as applicable. Previous experience in Hospice/home care setting preferred and five (5) years...