Compassionate Care Western North Carolina is a not-for-profit health care agency offering a special kind of care, often called hospice. It emphasizes quality over length of life. It enables patients to better manage their symptoms while alert and pain-free, and they can spend their final days in dignity, at home, in a long-term care facility, or in the hospital. Both patients and their families are included in the decision-making process, and both are given emotional support. Bereavement counseling is also available to family members after the death of a loved one.
Hospice is built on the principles of comfort, dignity, choice and control, and it’s provided without regard to age, sex, race, color, national origin, religion, disability or ability to pay.