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Welcome to HospiceCare!

HospiceCare is here to provide comfort and assistance to patients, their families and friends dealing with a terminal or life-limiting illness. Hospice is about living! We are dedicated to improving the quality of life of those facing end-of-life issues with dignity, compassion and peace. We are committed to helping patients and their loved ones live each day as fully and comfortably as possible.

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.

View Our Video

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).

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10 Things You Should Know About HospiceCare

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:
  • "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…"

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

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.

We Salute You

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.

News & Events

Volunteer Training Classes & Events

HospiceCare Main Office, Charleston
HospiceCare's Volunteer Department is
offering a variety of FREE training classes
for current volunteers and those people
interested in becoming volunteers. New
applicants are required to complete
a background check as part of their
application process. Current volunteers
must pre-register for the class. Walk-ins
will not be admitted. For more information
or to register for any of the classes or
events listed below, please please contact
Volunteer Director Melanie Allen at
(304) 768-8523.
w 2-4 p.m. Thursday, March 26
Grief & Loss session for current
volunteers, Main Office
w National Volunteer Week, April 13-17
w Volunteer Training Course, May 2015
Month-long course begins Tuesday, May 5
w Volunteer Round Table Discussion
2-5 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, Main Office
w Volunteer Ice Cream Social
3-5 p.m. Thurssday, Aug. 20, Main Office
w Volunteer Training Course, Oct. 2015
Month-long course begins Tuesday, Oct. 6

Grief Support Group
2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays
The Wallace Grief Support
& Education Center
HospiceCare offers adult support groups
each month for hospice families as well
as the public. The groups provide a safe
environment for adults who are grieving
the death of a loved one to express their
personal stories and draw strength from
their shared experiences. Groups for
teens and children are also available.
For more information or to register for
a group, please contact The Wallace
Center at (304) 768-8523.
Support group dates:
- Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24
- Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24
- Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28
- May. 5, 12, 19, 26
- Jun. 2, 9, 16, 23
- Jul. 7, 14, 21, 28
- Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25
- Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22
- Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27

22nd Annual Chocolate Chase 10K
& One-Mile Support Walk
to Benefit HospiceCare
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Lewisburg, WV
For all you runners out there, this year's
HospiceCare 10K Chocolate Chase and
One-Mile Support Walk to benefit patients
and families served by our Lewisburg
Office will step off at 9 a.m. Saturday,
April 11th. The 10K will start at the
Greenbrier Valley Airport and finish at
the Greenbrier County Courthouse --
there will NOT be shuttle service between
the airport and downtown. The walk
starts and finishes downtown. To register
for the 10K online click here.
Pre-registration cost for the 10K is $22.50,
or $27.50 after March 30th. To register
for the 1-Mile Fun Walk, please click on
this Walk Registration Form -- download,
print and fill it out and the return it with
the $10 1-Mile Fun Walk fee to:
Missy VanBuren
1265 Maplewood Ave.
Lewisburg, WV 24901

For more info about the Lewisburg
Chocolate Festival, visit its Web site, www.lewisburgchocolatefestival.com.
If you have any further questions about
the event, please contact Missy VanBuren
at our Lewisburg office, (304) 645-2700.

10th Annual
Tidewater-HospiceCare Dinner Gala
6 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Tidewater Grill
Charleston Town Center Mall

Chef Jack has outdone himself with another
fantastic four-course meal to celebrate a decade of dinner galas at the Tidewater Grill!
Lump Crab & Lobster Cakes with Roasted
Red Pepper Coulis & Dijon Mustard Sauce; Field Greens with Candied Pecans & Bleu Cheese Crumbles in a Balsamic Vinaigrette;
Beef Wellington and Lightly Blackened
Swordfish with Pineapple Mango Salsa,
Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Green Beans; with
Chocolate Amaretto Cheesecake for dessert!
Select wines, beer & liquor donated by distributors will be served. The cost is $125
per person, which includes a tax-deductible
gift of $75 to benefit HospiceCare! Seating is
limited and tables will fill up quickly so please
RSVP today by calling (304) 345-2620!


4th Annual Capitol City Biker Bash
to benefit HospiceCare
Thursday-Saturday, June 11-13, 2015
Haddad Riverfront Park
Charleston, WV
Hundreds of motorcycle riders and
enthusiasts will rally on The Boulevard
to help kick-off a summer of fun in
downtown Charleston. There will be plenty
of music, food, vendors, and a raffle for
acustom morotcylce! A memorial ride to
the Hubbard Hospice House is planned for Saturday. For more information about
the event, please visit the
Capitol City Biker Bash Web page.
If you have further any questions
about the event, please contact event organizers Larry Hayes or Vicki Hayes.

17th Annual
Smoke on the Water Chili Cook-off
to benefit HospiceCare
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Haddad Riverfront Park, Charleston
Thousands of hungry chili-heads will flock
to the Boulevard this summer as nearly
100 chili cooks square off in this regional competition to see who has the best red, green, "Hosmestyle" and People's Choice
chili and salsa, with the winners going on to compete in the World's Championship Chili Cook-off. Plenty of food, drinks, music and family fun is planned, so plan to come on
out to The Boulevard at Haddad Riverfront
Park to help kick-off FestivALL in downtown
Charleston. To register to compete in the
cook-off, register online at the
International Chili Society Web page.
If you have further any questions or
would like to be a sponsor or participate in
the event, please contact SOTW Committee
Chairwoman Darlene Carnochan.

9th Annual Wheels of Hope Ride
to Benefit HospiceCare

Friday, July 18, 2015
Lewisburg, WV
This year's Wheels of Hope Ride promises
to be the most sublime bicycle ride of
your life, with proceeds from the event
going to benefit HospiceCare. Our century
bike ride of 113 miles and 8,500+ feet of
climbing will leave you tired but so proud
of your accomplishment. We have a new
31-mile route with many of the best parts
of riding in beautiful West Virginia. Our
four routes traverse one- and two-lane
paved country roads and offer beautiful
farmland views with mountain vistas.
All rides begin/end in historic Lewisburg,
voted “THE COOLEST Small Town in
America” by Budget Travel Magazine.
For more information about the ride
contact organizers at Wheels of Hope or
visit their Facebook Page. If you have
further any questions about the event,
please contact Missy VanBuren at our
Lewisburg office, (304) 645-2700.


THANK YOU!!! 17th Annual
HospiceCare-CTC Tennis Tournament

Friday, Jan. 30 to Sunday, Feb. 1
at the Charleston Tennis Club
Thank you to the more than 200 players and hundreds of spectators for coming out
to this year's tournament and helping raise
$30,000 to benefit HospiceCare!
Special thanks to all of our
tournament sponsors:
Arnett Carbis Toothman, LLP
Bone & Joint Surgeons, Inc.
Charleston Area Medical Center
City National Bank of WV
Cooke Funeral Home & Pet Crematorium
Dingess-Rum Properties, Inc.
The Elliot Family
Gray, Griffith & Mays, a.c
Highmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield WV
Kim & Rory Isaac
Peerless Block and Brick Company
Steve & Sharon Rubin
Steve & Laura Wehrle
Smith Fastener Co.
Suttle & Stalnaker, PLLC
West Law Firm, LC
3.5 Ladies… In Memory of Kathy King

Thank you for making this annual tradition
so much fun and special for everyone
involved. Here's to doing it all again next

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