Hospice Care Centers
“Your facility is beautiful, peaceful, and comfortable. Your attention to my family was greatly appreciated, and your unfailing warmth, gentleness, and kindness will not be forgotten.” – A hospice family member
Most hospice patients are served in their homes. If home care is not possible and short-term acute care is needed, qualified patients can receive care in a hospice care center.
Patients are admitted to a hospice care center for around-the-clock pain and symptom monitoring, for family members to gain caregiving skills or receive rest from caregiving, and if home care is not possible during the last days of life. Also, care centers serve as training centers for clinical students and offer educational programs on end-of-life topics.
Hospice care centers offer medical and respite care 24 hours a day, seven days a week in a comfortable, homelike environment. Care centers have private patient and family suites, courtyards, and comfortable living spaces – all designed to meet the needs of hospice patients and their visiting caregivers, loved ones, and relatives.
The original Dr. Robert M. Fales Hospice Pavilion in Wilmington had 12 beds and has been serving patients and families since 1997. In 2014, a new six-bed wing was added to the facility, to create a total of 18 patient rooms. As part of the Every Moment Matters Capital Campaign, the original 12 rooms and existing facility were also renovated to match the look of the new wing. When the Wilmington hospice care center is full, a limited number of private patient rooms are available at Davis Health Care Center for patients who require more intense hospice care nursing services.
The Angel House Hospice Care Center has six beds. It opened in Whiteville in 2008.
Our seven-bed facility in Bolivia, SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, began serving patients in July 2012.
Our hospice care centers are staffed by a professional hospice team of physicians, registered nurses and certified nursing assistants, social workers, chaplains, bereavement counselors, and volunteers.