Carolinas HealthCare System

While each case is different at Hospice and Palliative Care of Union County, the general guidelines that determine whether a patient may be admitted to hospice care are:

  • A diagnosis of a life-limiting illness
  • A prognosis of six months or less
  • A choice to no longer pursue curative treatment

Contact Hospice of Union County
If you have any questions regarding the admissions process, please call our admissions coordinator at 980-993-7300.

Common Diagnoses Admitted for Hospice Care

A common misconception is that hospice is only for cancer patients. However, the following diagnoses are also commonly admitted for hospice care:

  • Adult failure to thrive syndrome
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Alzheimer's disease and related disorders
  • Heart disease
  • HIV disease
  • Liver disease
  • Pulmonary disease
  • Renal disease
  • Stroke and/or coma

Referrals and Admissions Process at Hospice of Union County

Referrals can be made by anyone, including a doctor, hospital, clergy, patient, family member or friend.

Services do not have a specified time limit, but rather continue to be provided based on the patient's condition. In other words, as long as the patient continues to be hospice-appropriate, Hospice of Union County will continue to provide services, regardless of length of life.

The admission process includes not only medical information, but also financial and logistical information as well.

Our admissions staff will help to determine what type of equipment the family may need in the home, such as shower chairs, hospital beds or wheelchairs. Planning for volunteer and clergy support is also included in the admission process.

For more information

Call: 980-993-7300