Hospice is a special way of caring for people who are living with a life-limiting illness as well as their families and caregivers. At Hospice of Cabarrus County, our goal is to help people live their last days as comfortably as possible, surrounded by family and friends.
First and foremost, we care for our patients and their families. The unmet needs of those who are dying, and those who care and grieve for them, motivates our work.
Our experienced team provides exceptional care with compassion.
Contact Information for Hospice of Cabarrus County
Hospice of Cabarrus County
5003 Hospice Lane
Kannapolis, NC 28081
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Hours of Operation:
Staff is on call 24/7
Hospice of Cabarrus County Referral Information
If you would like more information regarding referrals, please call us at 704-935-9434.
The care we provide revolves around quality of life, as well as peace, comfort and dignity. Hospice care is available for those living at home, in nursing homes and assisted living centers, and at the Tucker Hospice House.
Hospice services include:
- Skilled nursing services
- 24 hour-a-day on-call registered nurse
- Bathing and personal care assistance
- Coordination of care plan
- Caregiver support
- Review and assistance with medication and equipment (related to diagnosis)
- Grief support
- Spiritual care services
- Volunteer visits to provide companionship and support
- Psycho-social and counseling support
- Live bedside music from our Interlude Choir and musicians
- Pet visits through our Comforting Paws program
- Integrative modalities, such as aromatherapy, guided imagery, relaxation techniques, music, art, comforting touch and healing energy
Palliative Care Services
We provide palliative care in the long-term care setting to give comfort and peace of mind to patients and their families in difficult stages of their advanced illness.
Our skilled team of advanced illness clinicians helps to improve quality of life – all while offering support and comfort to both patients and their family members. Palliative care services include:
- Expert treatment of symptoms associated with advanced illness
- Assistance in identifying goals of care
- Coping strategies for caregivers
Call 704-512-2999 to learn more about hospice and palliative care. Keep in mind, your doctor will often be the one to coordinate palliative or hospice care.
Interested in learning more?
Payment and Reimbursement Information
Hospice of Cabarrus County is a medical care provider, like a doctor or a hospital, and therefore is certified to receive Medicare, Medicaid and payments from private insurance companies.
A social worker is available to provide information on the details of these benefits. For questions regarding billing or insurance coverage, please call 704-935-9434.
Hospice Care Team
Our caring and talented hospice team is made up of:
- Registered Nurses
- Certified nursing assistants
- Social workers
- Bereavement clinicians
- Home health aides
Hospice physicians provide the following care:
- Medical management
- Oversight of care
- Home visits
- Coordination with primary physician
Hospice nurses provide the following care:
- Manage pain and other symptoms
- Address medication needs
- Coordinate equipment and supply needs
- Teach and support caregivers
- Serve as liaison between physician and patient/family
- Coordinate care with Nursing Assistants, Social Workers, Chaplains, Volunteers and other therapies
Nursing assistants provide:
- Provide intermittent personal care, such as assistance with bathing and personal needs
- Assist with activities of daily living
- Changing bed linens, straightening up patient care area
Social workers provide the following services:
- Counseling (for adults and children) to help cope with the many issues related to a life-threatening illness
- Identifying area agencies and community resources, such as financial assistance
- Providing information about a living will, healthcare power of attorney and other advance care documents
Bereavement clinicians offer:
- Individual or group counseling on grief and death
- Adult grief support groups
- Bereavement camps for children and teens - Wings to Soar camp
- Annual Memorial Service and Tree of Love Lighting
- Support to help understand the grief process and identify/express feelings associated with death
- Tools to facilitate adjustment to life after experiencing loss
- Counseling for children and teens
- Guidance in talking with young children and teens about a serious illness, death and funeral
- Spiritual care (while respecting one’s personal views)
- Support through non-judgmental listening and a caring presence
- If the patient or family wishes, the chaplain may offer prayer, reading, singing, guided imagery, rituals and sacraments
Community and Educational Services
Education about hospice care and end-of-life issues is an important part of hospice's service to the community. All of these educational programs are available without charge to churches, schools, businesses and civic organizations, as part of our public education services. To request a speaker, call 704-935-9434
Interlude Choir Program:
The Interlude Choir is a group of like voices that sing a cappella in homes, facilities and at hospice houses at the request of the patient or family.
Contact the Interlude Choir Program
For more information about our program or how to become a choir member, please contact director, Kathleen Blackwell-Plank at 704-935-9434.
Concerts are made possible with grants by The Cabarrus Arts Council.