Neighbors Serving Neighbors Since 1985
We are so thankful we can be here for Alexander County when the need arises. All of our nurses are in the county and caring for patients in Taylorsville, Bethlehem, Hiddenite, Stony Point, and border communities such as Moravian Falls. We make sure our patients are within 30 minutes of our office so we can get to them in the quickest time possible. When caring for a loved one at the end of life, every minute matters and families can rest assured our nurses are close by.
Alexander Hospice is a non-profit hospice, specializing in easing the physical, emotional, and spiritual discomforts that each patient and their family face as the end of life nears. We have been serving Alexander County citizens since 1985 and we are committed to helping both patients and their families live life to its fullest with optimal comfort and support. We have a medical director, nurses, social worker, aides, a chaplain and volunteers to help care for the needs of patients and their families. Our team works together to come up with the best plan of care for each individual patient. Please call our office for more information.
Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm
ON-CALL NURSES ARE AVAILABLE AFTER HOURS, WEEKENDS, AND HOLIDAYS BY CALLING OUR OFFICE.
**INCLEMENT WEATHER - ON-CALL NURSES WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE IN A BAD WEATHER SITUATION WHEN OUR OFFICE MAY BE CLOSED. We want everyone to be safe and use caution when road conditions may be questionable.
with a heart for community...
Alexander Hospice provides bereavement services to anyone in Alexander County grieving the loss of someone close, whether that person was a Hospice patient or not. These services are available for adults, teens and children, and are offered free of charge.
Here For You
Living with a progressive illness...whether it is your own or that of someone you are caring for...can seem overwhelming. There are so many changes taking place. So many medical care options and resources to consider. So many community services available to you that you may not even realize.
Free to Alexander County Citizens
An Advance Directive is a written statement of a person's wishes regarding medical treatment, often including a living will, made to ensure those wishes are carried out should the person be unable to communicate them to a doctor. This includes Health Care Power of Attorney and Living Wills. We can help with these forms and have a notary on site. Call our office today for an appointment today.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
IF MY DOCTOR RECOMMENDS HOSPICE CARE OR SERVICES, WILL I AUTOMATICALLY BE REFERRED TO MY LOCAL HOSPICE?
No, not necessarily. Your doctor may recommend a hospice organization from the county in which they practice. If you are not offered the option of your home county hospice, you should ask to be referred to Hospice & Home Care of Alexander County, Inc. This will ensure that you or your loved one receives the best quality...and quantity...of care.
HOW DOES HOSPICE MANAGE PAIN?
Pain management is a priority for Hospice nurses. They are up-to-date on the latest medications and devices for pain and symptom relief. The nurses stay in close contact with your physician to assure that you are receiving the most effective medication for your pain.
CAN HOSPICE CARE BE DELIVERED IN PLACES OTHER THAN THE PATIENT'S HOME?
Yes. In addition to an inpatient hospice facility, hospice staff can provide care to patients in contracted hospitals, a nursing home, rest home or assisted living facility.
IF I DO NOT HAVE MEDICARE, MEDICAID, OR ANY OTHER HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE, WILL HOSPICE STILL PROVIDE CARE?
Yes. Alexander Hospice provides care regardless of ability to pay. Donations are a primary source of funding hospice care for those who cannot pay.
DONATIONS: We do not currently accept donations on-line. We accept donations by mail to 50 Lucy Echerd Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681 or hand delivered directly to our office Mon - Fri from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Receipts will be mailed back to you. If donations are made in honor or memory of someone, an acknowledgement will be mailed to family members. Thank you in advance. We are a small. non-profit, hometown hospice and every donation goes to caring for our patients regardless of their ability to pay.
50 Lucy Echerd Ln, Taylorsville, NC 28681, USA
FAX (828) 632-3707
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