Our Services

Solace Hospice focuses on improving quality of life through compassionate care for those with a life-limiting illness. Our goal is to allow those that receive hospice to remain independent for as long as possible, as well as provide supportive care to their loved ones.

Solace can assure you that your loved one will have an outstanding and innovative hospice care experience. Hospice care is provided in the patient’s home, assisted living communities, residential care facilities, nursing homes, hospitals, or anywhere the patients reside. We provide personalized hospice care to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the individual patient during the last stages of life.

Dr. Bryan Hammar and Dr. Brady Martin are Solace Hospice Medical Directors. Our doctors work together with the patient’s primary care physician to provide the best level of hospice care.

Solace’s nurses are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to give you and your family support and care when you need it. Contact us at anytime 208.757.8444. Help is never further than a phone call away.

Solace Hospice of Southeast Idaho is locally owned and operated and utilizes local businesses for pharmacy, equipment, and supplies for our hospice patients. All of our patient decisions are made locally and quickly. Feel free to contact us at 208.757.8444 any time with any concerns you may have about hospice services.

Solace is a Medicare and Medicaid certified agency, so the hospice benefit is covered 100 percent by Medicare Part A, Medicaid, and most private insurance companies.

We pride ourselves on knowing and understanding the hospice benefit. We choose to provide the hospice benefit because of our own unique experiences in the healthcare field. We know the difference a caring and compassionate provider makes in the care of our loved ones. Our core leadership brings over 20 years of combined hospice experience; we utilize this knowledge to better serve you and your loved ones in Southeast Idaho. Solace Hospice has been serving in Southeast Idaho since 2009.

Doctors and Nurses

Doctor Services

The hospice benefit includes doctor services. Our medical directors each have the responsibility for the medical direction of the patients’ care and treatment. Solace’s directors consult with the patient’s primary physician. Our doctors work collaboratively with our clinical team, and make home visits as necessary.

Dr. Bryan Hammar DO

Dr. Hammar has been a medical director with Solace since our opening in 2009. He was born the eldest of five children in Provo, Utah. When Bryan was about 5 years old, his family moved to Rexburg, Idaho where he spent the rest of his childhood.

Bryan attended Madison High School and was the president of the Bel Cantos (an a cappella choir). He acted in the Play Mill Theatre in the summer of 1984 and then served a mission for the LDS church to Trujillo, Peru from 1985-1987 and returned to Ricks College to finish his studies. He attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and went on to attend Des Moines University for medical school.

He is the proud father of six beautiful children. Bryan speaks fluent Spanish and loves the Hispanic culture. In his spare time, he enjoys playing the guitar, hunting, fishing, boating, shooting, and doing anything outdoors. He loves being a family doctor and gets his greatest enjoyment from watching his patients go through trials in their lives and come out on top.

Dr. Brady Martin DO

Dr. Martin has been working as a hospice medical director for Solace since 2017. He is a graduate of Idaho State University and the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Des Moines University. He completed his Family Medicine Residency at Fairfield Medical Center in Ohio.

As he and his wife were both raised in Idaho, Dr. Martin and his family chose Pocatello to call home. His childhood pediatrician along with his desire to treat all ages led him to practice family medicine here. One of Dr. Martin’s favorite parts of his work is getting to treat multiple patients from the same family.

Dr. Martin says the best part about working for Solace is being able to work for a smaller company that specializes in hospice care. The period of life that hospice is used can be a tender time. Many of our patients love Dr. Martin for his calm, friendly, and respectful approach to his work.

When he isn’t working, Dr. Martin loves spending time with his wife and three children, traveling, cheering on soccer games, and watching play performances.

Skilled Home Nursing

Our caring nurses make visits to our patients wherever they call home. Our RN case managers coordinate all levels of care through the patient’s primary physician and our hospice medical director.

Responsibilities of the registered nurse include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provides many of the same services a patient would receive in a hospital
  • Nursing availability 24/7
  • Manages pain, symptoms, and medications
  • Provides wound care and infection control
  • Helps the family learn to care for a loved one at home
  • Provides respite to the family members who are providing care
  • Orders supplies or obtains the necessary equipment to care for the patient at home
  • Serves as the communication bridge between patient, family, physician, and other members of the hospice care team


Medical Equipment & Supplies

Durable medical equipment and supplies are covered under the hospice benefit. Examples include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Wheelchair
  • Walker
  • Hospital bed
  • Oxygen
  • Portable commode
  • Shower chair
  • Incontinence supplies
  • Dressing and wound care supplies


Medications related to the patient’s diagnosis and/or comfort are covered by the hospice benefit. Medications not covered under hospice are paid for in the same way they were being paid for prior to the patient starting Solace hospice services.

Aide Services

Certified nursing assistants (CNA’s) are part of the hospice experience. These aides work under the supervision of our director of nursing. They perform various services to meet the patient’s personal needs and promote comfort. Our aides work hand in hand with our nurses to improve the quality of life through compassionate care.

Responsibilities of the hospice aides include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Assists with personal cares including changing bedding, changing clothing, and bathing hospice patients
  • Helps with hygienic routines such as brushing teeth, washing hair, etc
  • Assists patient’s family members in caring for a loved one by instructing how to perform basic healthcare routines
  • Consults regularly with patient’s nurses to keep hospice team informed of patient’s status and family’s needs
  • Helps with meal preparation

Support Services

Social Worker

Our social worker provides emotional support to both the patient and the family. The social worker is responsible for coordinating, evaluating, and monitoring the plan of care with the patient’s nurses doctors. The social worker assists patients and families in identifying and coordinating community resources to enable comfort and safety.

Spiritual Care Coordinator

The Spiritual Care Coordinator implements and coordinates all activities relating to the spiritual aspect of the hospice program. The coordinator may also provide spiritual services or coordinate a referral to appropriate resources when requested by the patient, family, or caregiver. With permission, the coordinator contacts the identified local church, synagogue, mosque, etc. to coordinate care.

Bereavement Care

Solace Hospice is committed to providing information, education, and resources to help those who are going through a period of bereavement. We provide targeted grief support for thirteen months following the passing of a patient we have served.

Respite Care

Respite care is short-term inpatient care provided to the hospice patient only when necessary to relieve the family members or other persons caring for the individual at home.  Respite care can be provided in a contracted skilled nursing facility. Examples for the provision of respite care may include: the caregiver is physically and emotionally exhausted from caring 24/7 for the patient and requires a break; the caregiver would like to attend a family event, such as a wedding, graduation, etc.; the caregiver is ill and needs a break from patient care to recover.