200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292
Helen Fitzgerald, First UMC Contact Liaison, firstname.lastname@example.org
About: Hospice of Davidson County has been providing quality, compassionate end of life care for Davidson County residents and their families since 1985. Hospice care is an option for individuals who choose to maintain control over their healthcare management, live as pain free and comfortably as possible, in the environment of their own choosing, usually their own home. Hospice care is a philosophy of comfort care which addresses the spiritual, emotional, social needs of the patient and family, as well as the physical/medical needs.
Hospice of Davidson County provides care in the patient's home, long term care facilities, and at Davidson County's only in-patient Hospice facility, the Henry Etta and Bruce Hinkle Hospice House located just off Hwy. 64 East. Most Hospice care is covered by Medicare and insurance but no one is turned away because of inability to pay. In addition to the medical care covered by Medicare and insurance, Hospice also provides spiritual care, volunteer services, and bereavement support for families for up to 13 months after the death, all at no cost. Hospice provides grief support groups, educational events, annual Children's Grief Camp, and information regarding Advanced Directive and end of life planning.
Volunteers are the heart of Hospice care, helping provide socialization and respite for caregivers in the home, as well as administrative/office volunteers, fundraising and special event volunteers, bereavement, phone/switchboard coverage and hospitality at the Hinkle Hospice House. Volunteers are an integral part of the Hospice Team.
Hospice of Davidson County offers "hope in a hopeless situation." Hospice care is not about death and dying, but supports living each day to the fullest: "Finding hope, comfort, and meaning in every moment."