HospiceCare is here to provide comfort and assistance
patients, their families and friends dealing with a terminal
or life-limiting illness. Hospice is about living! We are
to improving the quality of life of those facing
with dignity, compassion and peace. We
are committed to helping
patients and their loved ones live
each day as fully and comfortably
We invite you to browse our Web site and learn more about our programs and services. Our knowledgeable caregivers will help you understand what to expect, how to cope, and how to cherish and make the best of each day. Our greatest resource is a staff and community of friends and professionals who help make HospiceCare so special.
To speak with a member of our team right away, please call (304) 768-8523 or (800) 560-8523.
Please take a moment to learn more about HospiceCare by viewing our informational video. Copies are available at our office to share with your family or community group (DVD and VHS format available).
Few of us have any experience with the options that are available to us. What do we do first, how will we cope, what can we expect, who do we turn to for help, and what questions should we ask? Here are the answers to our Top 10 most commonly asked questions.
Here are a few comments from recent Family Satisfaction Surveys:
HospiceCare affirms life through an organization committed to enhancing the lives of the dying and their families by recognizing the dignity and uniqueness of individuals and by responding to the changing needs of our communities.
- "This was our second experience with hospice. We were very pleased each time. We felt that the dignity of our loved ones was very well respected in each and all times of hospice care extended to our family. We think your people are great and well trained both medically and socially for their jobs during such a difficult time of caring."
- "I would never be able to thank the team for the care they gave and the concern they showed to my husband and the entire family. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."
- "Words cannot begin to explain how much our Hospice team meant to us. They treated Daddy as if he were family. They laughed with us and cried with us. Without a doubt, I know that I couldn’t have gotten through this ordeal without their help. A God-send…"
HospiceCare seeks to establish, maintain and expand a caring, professional presence and leadership by providing quality palliative, bereavement and education services for terminally ill individuals, their families and the community.
It may surprise many people to learn that one in four of those who die every year in the U.S. are Veterans. To help provide care and support that reflects the important contributions and sacrifices made by these brave men and women, HospiceCare has become a national partner of We Honor Veterans, a pioneering campaign developed by National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
HospiceCare is working to meet stringent requirements that will help improve the care our team of professionals and volunteers provide to the Veterans they proudly serve. The nation is seeing many of the Veterans who served in World War II and Korea pass away—and the number of deaths of Vietnam Veterans is beginning to rise. By recognizing the unique needs of our nation’s Veterans who are facing a life-limiting illness, HospiceCare is able to accompany and guide Veterans and their families toward a more peaceful ending. And in cases where there might be some specific needs related to the Veteran’s military service, combat experience or other traumatic events , HospiceCare will find tools to help support those they are caring for. Resources available for the We Honor Veterans program focus on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening, and grateful acknowledgment, coupled with Veteran-centric education of health care staff caring for Veterans. To learn more about the program, please visit www.wehonorveterans.org.
"Honor Flight: One Last Mission"
7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11
311 D Street, South Charleston, WV
In honor of Veterans Day, HospiceCare presents
a special FREE viewing for the entire community
of the heart-warming and moving documentary film,
“Honor Flight: One Last Mission,” Rated PG,
For more information about the event, please call Carol Matheny at (304) 941-1950. To learn more
about the film, visit www.honorflightthemovie.com.
Holiday Grief Support Group
2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
Nov. 11 through Dec. 16
The Wallace Grief Support & Education Center
1606 Kanawha Blvd. West, Charleston, WV
HospiceCare offers adult support groups each
for hospice families as well as the public.
The groups provide a safe environment for people
who are grieving the death of a loved one to express
their personal stories and draw strength from their
shared experiences. Our annual six-week Holiday
Grief Support Group provides extra help
holidays for people grieving the death of a loved one.
Our annual Children’s Holiday Ornament Workshop
kids and teens, ages 5 and older,
will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18 in
The Wallace Center. For more information or to
register for any of these groups, please contact
Mike DuPay or Marla Mobley at (304) 768-8523.