Hospice & Home Care of Alexander County, Inc., 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 - Wed: 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.
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Hospice & Home Care of Alexander County, Inc. 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.
PALLIATIVE CARE (COMING SOON)
Palliative, what's different
Both palliative care and hospice care provide comfort. But palliative care can begin at diagnosis, and at the same time as treatment. Hospice care begins after treatment of the disease is stopped and when it is clear that the person is not going to survive the illness.
Hospice care is most often offered only when the person is expected to live 6 months or less.
RUN TO REMEMBER THANK YOU!
November 23, 2019
Hospice of Alexander County held its 1st Annual Run to Remember 5K Run/ Walk on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Matheson Park in Taylorsville, North Carolina. In addition to the 5K Run/Walk, a Memorial Walk was held in the park. 89 people ran in the pouring rain! We are so humbled by the support
of Alexander County for our hometown hospice. Click below for race results and pictures from the race and information about memorial walk. For more information, contact our office at 828-632-5026.
PLATINUM LEVEL: Russell Well Drilling, Craftmaster Furniture
GOLD LEVEL: Taylorsville Savings Bank, Energy United, Alexander County Railroad, The Dairy Bar, Abby's Shiver Shack
SILVER LEVEL: Huntington House Furniture, Piedmont Wood Products,Inc., People's Drug Store
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. Hospice & Home Care of Alexander County, Inc. provides care regardless of ability to pay. Donations are a primary source of funding hospice care for those who cannot pay.
NEWS & UPDATES
HOSPICE OF ALEXANDER NAMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
August 23, 2019
Jamison Presnell, RN CHPN, has been named the new Executive Director of Hospice of Alexander County, the county’s only local non-profit hospice provider. Presnell replaces the organization’s former executive, Tonya Roland, who held the position for 11 years.
Mrs. Presnell has been an advocate for the hospice philosophy for many years, having held the position of Patient Care Coordinator for ten years. She is passionate about continuing to deliver optimal comfort and support to the terminally ill and their families in our community. She knows first-hand the needs that go into building a relationship with patients and their families as the end of life nears; she also understands the hospice structure and the vision needed to keep up with the ever changing demands of healthcare.
Presnell is a native of Iredell County, but has lived in Alexander County for over 18 years. A resident of the Sugar Loaf community, she lives with her husband, Jon Presnell, and their three children.
Commenting on her new role, Presnell stated, “I am humbled at the confidence the board of directors and staff have placed in me. Hospice has been a passion of mine since the passing of my grandfather in 2008. Since then I have gained perspective both as a hospice nurse and a family member as I helped two more grandparents through Alexander Hospice. I am excited to take on this new role which allows me to serve and care for the community I’ve grown to love."
Rev. Paul Schronce, Hospice Board President, says, “Hospice of Alexander is proud to announce Jamison Presnell as the new Executive Director. The Board of Directors looks forward to her vision and leadership. She has a true heart for Hospice of Alexander.”
The Board of Directors would also like to express appreciation to Nan Campbell for filling in as Interim Director during the transition. Mrs. Campbell once held the position of Executive Director and has continued to have a close relationship with the organization.
The former Director, Tonya Roland, has accepted a position near her home in Wilkesboro. She held the positon of Executive Director for over 11 years, having worked for Hospice of Alexander for nearly 20 years. “God has truly blessed Alexander Hospice”, stated Roland, “leaving is bittersweet, but I look forward to working closer to home and getting back into patient care. I wish nothing but the best for Alexander Hospice!” Tonya will be greatly missed by the Hospice staff and Board of Directors, as well as the community. Board President, Paul Schronce, stated, “Hospice of Alexander is so appreciative of the years Tonya served as Director. We wish her the very best in her new endeavors.”
As a recipient of the 2019 Hospice Honors Elite Status, Hospice of Alexander is committed to serving the citizens of Alexander County. Quality end of life care services are available to you in Alexander County, specializing in easing the physical, emotional, and spiritual discomforts each patient and their family face as the end of life nears.
Hospice of Alexander is so appreciative of the support received from the citizens of Alexander County and will continue to provide the highest quality of care. We are YOUR hometown hospice. For more information about our services or to schedule an informative speaker for any local church or civic organization, please call our office at 828.632.5026.
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We Appreciate Our Community Supporters
Hospice & Home Care of Alexander County, Inc. would like to offer special thanks to our community supporters:
EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED OUR FIRST ANNUAL 5K RUN TO REMEMBER
Rick French Doug Gilispie
David Icenhour Gary Herman
The YMCA and so many more!
RUSSELL WELL DRILLING, CRAFTMASTER, Taylorsville Savings Bank, Alexander Railroad Company, Energy United, Abby's Shiver Shack and The Dairy Bar, as well as Huntington House Furniture, Piedmont Wood Products, Peoples Drug Store/Town and Country and Food Lion.