Hospice offers medical, emotional and spiritual care to those experiencing the final phase of a terminal illness. With hospice, patients and families can make informed decisions about caring for a loved one at home.
Halifax Regional Hospice is accredited by the Joint Commission.
Hospice uses a medically directed team concept of care, assuring patients that they will receive the care they request, and that they may live their final days with as much personal satisfaction and comfort as possible. Hospice offers:
- Medical care—an interdisciplinary team of nurses, social workers, aides, volunteers and clergy provides comprehensive care under the direction of the patient’s physician.
- Nursing care—staff members are trained in palliative care, pain management and symptom control. A hospice nurse is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- Supportive services—a medical social worker is available to provide counseling for patients and family members.
- Volunteer services—hospice-trained volunteers provide emotional support and companionship to patients and their families.
- Pastoral care—spiritual care is available for patients who request these services. However, a patient may request not to have pastoral care services.
- Bereavement care—a bereavement program is provided by the social worker, bereavement coordinator, hospice chaplain, associate chaplains and volunteers.
- The patient must be certified by his or her physician. The physician must indicate that the patient has a limited life expectancy.
- The patient must be a resident of Halifax, Mecklenburg, Charlotte and parts of surrounding counties.
- The patient must agree to palliative rather that curative treatment.
Halifax Regional Hospice
2204 Wilborn Ave.
South Boston, VA 24592