Death is a natural, final stage
of life. Hospice enables people to live their final days to the fullest.
The mission of the
Hospice House Foundation of WNC, is to obtain funds for the construction and endowment of an inpatient
facility for our community and to support hospice.
A major milestone has been achieved towards the dream of a Hospice House for Western North Carolina - The State approved our Certificate of Need! Read More...
The Hospice House Foundation of WNC, Inc. was incorporated in August, 2005. The
organization was founded by a group of hospice volunteers, two hospice medical directors, and a family physician, who in the
course of caring for patients and in conversation with patient families,
recognized the critical need for an inpatient hospice residence in our
There are 29 hospice inpatient facilities in North Carolina. There are no hospice facilities west of Asheville and Hendersonville, North Carolina. Our facility will not only serve patients in Macon County, but be available to all patients in the surrounding counties including North Georgia.
At the Hospice House, the patient's
needs will be fulfilled!
Birth and death are the two most sacred events of life.
Hospice and Hospice Inpatient Facilities provide patients and their families/caregivers a home like atmosphere combined with compassionate, professional, dignified care at end of life.
WHAT SERVICES DOES A HOSPICE HOUSE PROVIDE?
A specially trained hospice team which includes a hospice medical doctor, registered nurses, certified nursing assistants, a chaplain, social workers, grievance counselors and hospice volunteers.
Most hospice patients prefer to stay at home at end of life. But sometimes their care goes beyond what a caregiver can provide. In that case a patient can be admitted to the Hospice House for pain and or symptom management. The patient can go home when and if their condition improves.
Respite care is also provided at the Hospice House. A patient may stay at the House for five days while their caregivers rest or travel. The patient will receive TLC during their stay, and both patient and caregivers are refreshed when the patient returns home.
Patients may also be admitted to the Hospice House at end of life.
One of the wonderful benefits of the Hospice House is that families/caregivers can always stay with their loved ones while the patient is in residence for any reason. The spacious patient rooms provide comfortable sleeping accommodations.
The facility will also provide a family kitchen and dining room, family gathering room, children area, shower area, a chapel/meditation room, and peaceful outdoor areas.
Hospice House care is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurances. No one will be turned away due to lack of insurance.
HOW DOES A HOSPICE HOUSE GET BUILT?
The Hospice House Foundation goal is to raise $4,000,000 to build the facility and will continue to raise funds for patient needs.
We have set up an endowment fund with the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina.
We need volunteers to help in many areas to make this project become a reality for our deserving hospice patients in our community. Get Involved!