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 Union 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 Union County:

Hospice of Union County
700 West Roosevelt Boulevard
Monroe, NC 28110
Phone: 980-993-7300
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Hospice Services of Anson County
205 West Morgan Street
Wadesboro, NC 28170
Phone: 704-694-4880
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Hours of Operation
Staff is on call 24/7

Hospice of Union County Referral Information

If you would like more information regarding referrals, please call us at 980-993-7300, or send a fax to 980-993-7390.

Hospice Services

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 McWhorter Hospice House.

Hospice services include:

  • 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 support from hospice chaplain
  • Volunteer visits to provide companionship and friendship

Palliative Care Services

We provide palliative care to give comfort and peace of mind to patients and their families in difficult stages of their advanced illness.

Our skilled team of doctors, nurses, chaplains and social workers helps to improve quality of life – all while offering support and comfort to both patients and their family members. Palliative care services include:

  • Relief from pain, discomfort and distress
  • Expert treatment of symptoms associated with cancer or cancer treatment
  • Assistance in coordination of care across multiple disciplines or services
  • Counseling
  • Coping strategies for caregivers

Hospice Care Team

Our caring and talented hospice team is made up of:

  • Registered nurses
  • Certified nursing assistants
  • Medical social workers
  • Bereavement counselors
  • Chaplains
  • Pharmacist
  • Volunteers
  • Home health aides

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Hospice nurses provide the following care:

  • Manage pain, anxiety, breathing problems and other symptoms
  • Address medication issues
  • Provide equipment needs
  • Teach and support caregivers

Nursing assistants provide:

  • Supportive care for patients and their families
  • Changing bed linens
  • Personal care, such as shampooing patient’s hair
  • Much needed breaks from physical care for families

Medical social workers provide the following services:

  • Counseling (for adults and children) to help cope with the many issues related to a life-threatening illness
  • Providing information about a living will, healthcare power of attorney and other advance care documents
  • Identifying area agencies and community resources, such as financial assistance

Bereavement counselors offer:

  • Counseling in the comfort of your home or at in-patient facilities
  • Direction to help understand the grief process and identify and express feelings associated with loss
  • Comfort to facilitate growth as one adjusts to life after loss
  • Counseling for children
  • Assistance about how to talk with young children about a serious illness, death and/or funeral
  • Grief support groups are offered to provide education, support and information about the grief process
    - An adult grief support group is held two times per month
    - Grief support programs for children are also held throughout the year (such as Camp Whittle – for children six to 16 years old)

Chaplains offer:

  • Spiritual care (respecting one’s personal views)
  • Support through a caring presence and non-judgmental listening
  • When it is meaningful to the patient or family, the chaplain may offer prayer, reading, singing, guided imagery, rituals and sacraments
  • Communication with local clergy to help arrange visits or other desired support

Residential Care in the McWhorter House

The Edwin C. McWhorter Hospice House is primarily for those patients who do not have a 24-hour-a-day caregiver at home or those whose medical condition cannot be managed at home.

Services and amenities provided at the McWhorter Hospice House include:

  • 24 hour-a-day care by a specially trained staff of caregivers and certified nursing assistants
  • A private room for each patient
  • 24 hour-a-day on-call registered nurse
  • Medications related to the patient's diagnosis
  • Equipment related to the patient's diagnosis
  • Flexible visiting hours
  • Flexible menu and meal schedule
  • Chaplain on call
  • Visits from family, friends and pets are welcome
  • Private sitting areas for families
  • In-house laundry service
  • Cable TV
  • Private grounds with fish pond
  • Patients are encouraged to bring items from home to personalize their room to make it more home-like
  • Volunteer visits (if requested)

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 980-993-7300.

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