Hospice of Union County was the first hospice in the state of North Carolina to provide residential treatment for those patients who decide they can no longer remain at home. Patients and their families may make this decision for a number of reasons - financial, logistical or emotional. When that decision is made, a patient may request a private room in our residential facilities. Our main campus in Monroe has 12 bedrooms available in the Edwin C. McWhorter House, where patients can bring items from home like a special quilt, artwork or family portraits, all of which have been used to make a patient's room more feel like home.
The house is staffed 24-hours a day and all caregiving and medical treatment is done by qualified professional staff in a nurturing environment. Meals are made to suit the individual patient - cooked and served with his or her culinary preferences and medical condition in mind. If your loved one has a sweet tooth or likes toast and tea every morning for breakfast, that's what we want them to have. Grocery shopping is done twice a week by volunteers who ensure that fresh fruits and vegetables are available as well as any other food items your family member might need.
Family and friends, including children and pets, are encouraged to visit. All bedrooms have space for a cot for a family member to stay, if needed. Patients are welcome to enjoy the outdoors, whether sitting by the goldfish pond or strolling the grounds. There are birdhouses and feeders located outside patient windows, so that a patient may still enjoy the out-of-doors, even if his or her condition doesn't allow for being outside.
Laundry and housekeeping are all taken care of, which leaves the patient and family time to spend together rather than juggling housework, medical care and all of the other tasks that can end up absorbing more time than anyone might imagine.
If you are interested in touring the house, please contact us at 980 993-7300 to arrange a time that is convenient for you and your family.