Hospice of Wake County, now operating as Transitions LifeCare, has provided compassionate, end-of-life care to those in Wake and surrounding counties since 1979. Its campus, completed in 2009, incorporates a community administrative building, sanctuary, Horizons Grief Center, healing gardens, and Center for Caring (as known as the Hospice Home). Services provided to patients and their families – wherever they call home – include advance care planning, hospice care, palliative care, transitional home care, and bereavement services. Hospice of Wake County’s holistic approach to end-of-life addresses the physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the patient and family/caregiver by providing a care team consisting of a physician, nurse, social worker, certified nursing assistant, spiritual care counselor, and volunteer.
Hospice of Wake County is the largest end-of-life agency based in Wake County, and serves nearly 300 hospice patients and their families daily. Its Foundation, established in 1992, funds the Horizons Grief Center – available to all in the community whether or not they’ve had a loved one served by Hospice of Wake County – and the Benevolent Care Program, which assures no one will be denied service because of inability to pay. Patients benefit from their nonprofit status because profits are returned to the agency to be applied directly to patient care.
WHAT HOSPICE MEANS TO ME:
“I am deeply impressed with Hospice of Wake County, their facility, and the people who make Hospice a magnificent contribution to the quality of life in our area.”
-Relative of Hospice patient