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
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Hospice of Anson County
205 West Morgan Street
Wadesboro, NC 28170
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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.
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:
- 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
- Pet visits through our Comforting Paws program
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 Union 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 980-993-7300.
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 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
- 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 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 (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
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.