Designed to give palliative care to patients in their final phase of a terminal illness and focus on comfort and quality of life, under the direction of a physician. The patient is able to stay in their home, be comfortable, and free of pain, so they can live each day as fully as possible.
Hospice also provides support for the patient's emotional, social, spiritual, and nutritional needs, in addition to providing medications to control pain, manage other symptoms, and physical, occupational, speech therapy per physician orders. Hospice provides continuous home care at times of crisis, and bereavement services using a multidisciplinary team approach.
Bereavement services are offered to anyone in the community who is mourning the loss of a loved one(s). The goal is to build hope and confidence for the future for those mourning.
Grief support by telephone
Grief support informational mailings on a periodic basis
Journey of Hope (grief support groups) day or evening options
Call the Bereavement Office at 910-577-6660 for assistance and information.
Volunteers meet a variety of patient needs, such as providing companionship, emotional support, respite, and helps with personal care. Volunteer training is offered twice a year. Call 910-577-6660 for more information.