ALEXANDER HOSPICE

Neighbors Serving Neighbors Since 1985

We would like to thank our many supporters who helped us get through the tough times of the pandemic. We are so thankful we can be here for Alexander County when the need arises. Please feel free to call us if you have any questions about our services and what we can do for Alexander County Citizens. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

Alexander Hospice Collaborates to Offer Inpatient Hospice Care

As a community-based provider of end-of-life care for more than 36 years, Alexander Hospice serves patients in private residences and nursing homes throughout Alexander County. Through a recent collaboration with Carolina Caring, the agency will now offer Alexander County residents an option for inpatient hospice care as well. Through this collaboration, Carolina Caring’s Robinson Road and Sherrills Ford facilities will now offer inpatient care for symptom management or respite for patients of Alexander Hospice. 

 

While every effort is made to allow seriously ill patients to remain at home where they are most comfortable, disease progression sometimes requires more attentive, round-the-clock care. At the Hospice Houses, staff manage patients’ symptoms and prepare them to return home or to another facility once their condition has stabilized.

 

“We are blessed to have the opportunity to collaborate and ensure seamless care for our patients throughout their entire journey,” says Executive Director, Jamison Presnell, RN, CHPN. “Carolina Caring shares our commitment to ensuring our patients receive high quality care in the most supportive environment.” 

 

Specializing in physical, emotional, and spiritual support for patients and families, Alexander Hospice offers an interdisciplinary team that includes doctors, nurses, social workers, nursing aides and chaplains to provide comprehensive care and put together the best plan of care for patients.

 

Alexander Hospice, founded in 1985, is an independent, community-based, nonprofit healthcare provider. For more information about Alexander Hospice, please call 828.632.5026 or visit www.alexanderhospice.org

 

ALEXANDER HOSPICE & COVID-19

Alexander Hospice cares about the citizens of Alexander County!  That is why we would like to reassure our patients, families, volunteers and staff that we are taking every possible  precaution in order to comply with the ever changing  covid-19 situation as well as adhering to government  recommendations. We are closely monitoring All of our staff , especially those in direct patient contact.  Our first priority is to keep you safe!


We will continue to provide updates as further information is available. As always, you can take preventative measures yourself by doing the same things you would do to avoid getting the flu or common cold.  Wash your hands, use hand sanitizer, keep hands away from face, avoid crowds and stay away from people if you are already symptomatic.

For up-to-date information from the CDC, click the button below. 

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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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RUN TO REMEMBER

January 12, 2021

We are currently working on the Run to Remember 5K for 2021.   We hope to set the date for November 20, 2021.   For more information, contact our office at 828-632-5026.  

Alexander Hospice held its 1st Annual Run to Remember 5K Run/ Walk  on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Matheson Park in Taylorsville, North Carolina.  89 people ran in the pouring rain! We couldn't believe the support we had on such a brutal day!

2020 held so many cancelations and we were sad to have to cancel this race last year...we hope 2021 looks a little more normal and can continue with traditions. 

SPONSORS from 2019:

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

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