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ALEXANDER HOSPICE

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.

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ABOUT US

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.

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OFFICE HOURS


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.

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BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

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.

We specialize in caring for patients in the comfort of their own home.

TRANSITIONS CARE

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.

Advance Directives - IMPORTANT

ADVANCE DIRECTIVES

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.

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ALEXANDER COUNTY, HAVE YOU HEARD THE NEWS?                                                                                                      ALEXANDER HOSPICE ACHIEVES ACCREDITATION WITH ACHC

       Alexander Hospice proudly announces it has achieved accreditation through the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for the services of hospice care. ACHC is a nonprofit organization that has stood as a symbol of quality and excellence since 1986. ACHC is ISO (International Organization for Standardization)  9001:2015 certified and has CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) deeming authority for Home Health, Hospice and Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS).

      Accreditation is a process through which healthcare organizations demonstrate compliance with national standards. Accreditation by ACHC reflects  an organization’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that  facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care.    

      By going through this process, hospices  can show that they're dedicated to providing excellent care. They can also show that they support people with terminal illnesses and their families. Hospices pursue accreditation voluntarily because it demonstrates their  commitment to quality care.  Accreditation  is important in healthcare because it refers to the official review process that allows organizations like Alexander Hospice to demonstrate their ability to meet official regulatory requirements and standards.

      The accreditation of Alexander Hospice should be important to Alexander County because it lets you know the high standards that we have held to since 1985 have been substantiated by ACHC. Patients can rest  assured  that Alexander Hospice gives the highest quality of care and attaining the accreditation demonstrates our commitment to Alexander County! We are neighbors serving neighbors!

      Alexander Hospice is Alexander County’s ONLY hometown hospice. We are made up of hometown people who have a heart for hospice.  All of our nurses live in the county, which allows us to be able to get to our patients in a timely manor.  Along with our hospice services, we also offer a free transitions program. This program gives patients access to volunteer services as well as access to  information regarding community links and services. Alexander Hospice also offers FREE advance  directives.  Call us for more information on services we provide and how we can help!

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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.

CONTACT US

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

(828) 632-5026

FAX (828) 632-3707

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