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Hospice FAQs Boone NC

Learn more about hospice care from these ferquently asked questions. This information appears courtesy of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).

High Country Health Care System Hospice
(828) 265-3926
136 Furman Rd Ste 4
Boone, NC

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High Country Health Care System
(828) 264-9155
400 Shadowline Drive
Boone, NC
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Hospice Care, In-home Care

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Hospice of Watauga County
(828) 265-3926
136 Furman Road
Boone, NC
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Nursing homes, Hospice

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Caldwell County Hospice
(828) 754-0101
902 Kirkwood Street NW
Lenoir, NC
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Hospice Care

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Burke Palliative Care Center
(828) 879-1601
1729 Enon Rd
Valdese, NC

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High Country Health Care System
(828) 265-3926
136 Furman Road, Suite 4
Boone, NC
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Nursing homes, Hospice

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Hospice of Watauga County
(828) 265-3926
136 Furman Road
Boone, NC
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Hospice Care

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Caldwell County Hospice
(828) 754-0101
902 Kirkwood Street NW
Lenoir, NC
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Nursing homes, Hospice

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Caldwell Hospice & Palliative Care
(828) 754-0101
902 Kirkwood St NW
Lenoir, NC

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High Country Health Care System
(336) 246-6443
392 Highway 88 East
Jefferson, NC
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Hospice Care

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Hospice FAQs

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Editor’s Note: This information appears courtesy of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). It has been adapted for GilbertGuide.com.

When should a decision about entering a hospice program be made—and who should make it?

At any time during a life-limiting illness, it’s appropriate to discuss all of a patient’s care options, including hospice. By law the decision belongs to the patient. Understandably, most people are uncomfortable with the idea of stopping an all-out effort to “beat” their disease. Hospice staff members are highly sensitive to these concerns and are always available to discuss them with the patient, family and physician.

Should I wait for our physician to raise the possibility of hospice or should I raise it first?

The patient and family should feel free to discuss hospice care at any time with their physician, other health care professionals, clergy or friends.

What if our physician doesn’t know about hospice?

Most physicians know about hospice. If your physician wants more information, it is available from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, medical societies, state hospice organizations, local hospices, or the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Helpline at 1-800-658-8898. In addition, physicians and all others can obtain information on hospice from the American Cancer Society, the American Association of Retired Persons, and the Social Security Adm...Click here to read more from Gilbert Guide