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What is “hospice” really?

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by Patti Moore, The Watershed Group
Patti.Moore@TheWatershedGroup.com

Is hospice a commodity? Is it a payment system for the dying? Is it only for the final days of life? Is it only about giving morphine until a patient is no longer in pain?

Last week I attended the National Summit of the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) in Washington DC. The speakers were Congressmen and Senators, health care leaders and insurers, pastors, and seriously ill people, and the Acting Administrator of Medicare/Medicaid and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; all people interested in making the […]

Catawba Regional Hospice

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Catawba Regional Hospice, founded in 1979 as one of the first 3 hospices in North Carolina, is a community-based organization providing hospice medical care, patient and family support, and spiritual comfort throughout the multi-county Catawba region. From Lake James to Lake Hickory to Lake Norman, we serve patients and families regardless of diagnosis, age, gender, nationality, race, faith, sexual orientation, disability, or ability to pay. CRH is licensed by the state of North Carolina, certified by Medicare and Medicaid, and nationally accredited. We operate two hospice houses – a 21-bed house on the Newton campus and a 6 […]

Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care

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Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care is a community-based pioneer in end-of-life care. We have been providing care for patients and their families in Caldwell, Alexander, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Catawba, Watauga, and Wilkes counties for more than 30 years. In 1989, we opened the state’s first in-patient unit in Lenoir, and we continue to expand and adapt our services to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the terminally ill and those who love them.
Today, we provide care in the home, long-term care facilities, hospitals and two patient care units–the latest opened […]

GHS Hospice of the Foothills

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The Cottingham Hospice House – Compassionate Hospice Care, in Our House or Yours © The Oconee Memorial Hospital Foundation

Words from a family served by GHS Hospice of the Foothills & Cottingham Hospice House:

“The Hospice of the Foothills team that cared for my husband and me were great! We could not have asked for better people. They made the transitioning a lot easier on the whole family. I could not have asked for better care than we received, even if I had paid a million dollars. It is the best care for anyone who has to go […]