35 Years - Sharing 35 Stories to Help Tell Ours

It is our privilege to introduce 35 gracious people who all have one thing in common – a connection to Hospice & Palliative CareCenter. They are bringing to life our 35th Anniversary by sharing their stories so that you might better understand ours.

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2014 marks Hospice & Palliative CareCenter’s 35 years of service, and yet, after caring for generations of families, there are still many people who don’t fully understand the benefits of our care. Perhaps by experiencing these 35 stories, you will get to know us better and know where to turn if your loved one is ever in need.

As the first hospice in the state, we admitted North Carolina’s very first hospice patient in 1979. It must have been a leap of faith for them to reach out at such a vulnerable time. After all, hospice was a new approach to healthcare at end of life. The movement was just beginning nationally and in North Carolina. It changed the way people thought about living their final months. Hospice care was a new alternative that offered patients a choice to embrace quality of life rather than futile treatments and dying in hospitals. Hospice made it possible for patients to be at home, with holistic care designed to support them, and their family — medically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.

As we commemorate our 35th year, we remind you that when curative treatment for serious illness is no longer effective, there is still much we can do. That’s why Hospice & Palliative CareCenter exists. With Hospice, you can embrace hope — hope to live fully and comfortably at home, making lasting memories with those who matter most. This was the guiding principle 35 years ago, and it remains the same today.

We chose to commemorate this milestone with one primary goal: to share the stories of 35 people who know firsthand what it feels like to reach out to Hospice & Palliative CareCenter so that you get to know us better. Please don’t hesitate to reach out for help, hope, and support — we are just a phone call away.

For more information about Hospice & Palliative CareCenter, Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home and any of the programs and services offered, call 336-768-3972.