Where We Excel
Our goal is to provide patients with improved quality of life. We strive to ease caregivers’ burdens and stress by providing the tools and resources needed during this difficult time. We’re here to support our patients and their families so they can focus on what matters most: living each day to the fullest.
Here are the ways we help improve quality of life:
Compassionate nursing care
Our nurses and nursing aides are specially trained to ensure our patients can remain comfortable, pain-free, and cared for with tenderness and compassion. With staff available 24/7, help is always just a phone call away.
The time after a patient’s death is one of the most challenging parts of this journey. We walk alongside those grieving for a minimum of 13 months after their loved one’s death, helping navigate emotional stress, major holidays, and special occasions. Learn more about Grief Support.
Patients in our care have access to a spiritual counselor as part of their interdisciplinary team. Whatever your beliefs, our spiritual counselors will meet you where you are and assist you in accordance with your individual needs.
Social counselors are available help each member of the family navigate their emotions and recognize symptoms of psychological stress. Family members can lean on this team member for support during tough ethical and emotional challenges, as well as any financial guidance you may need.
In addition to your core care team, we have multiple complementary therapies that can aid in your healing and reduce stress. Patients and caregivers can benefit from these services including music, art, massage, Reiki, and pet companionship.
Our Centers and Programs
We realize that individuals may need different sources of support, so we’ve developed the following programs to serve our patients and their loved ones:
Our Service Area
If you or someone you care for is located within our service area, Hospice of the Piedmont is available to provide the care you need.
Hospice care is typically paid for by Medicare or Medicaid and most health insurance plans. This often covers:
- All visits from your Hospice of the Piedmont care team
- All medical care and medications related to your life-limiting illness
- Medical supplies and equipment
Although private health insurance coverage varies, most plans have a hospice benefit. Patients who do not qualify for Medicare or Medicaid and have no private insurance coverage may qualify for care at a reduced rate or no charge following a financial screening. In fact, less than 1% of patients pay anything. Before you enroll with Hospice of the Piedmont, we will verify your insurance coverage and review the hospice benefit details with you.
While you receive hospice care, you don’t give up your existing health insurance or Medicare/Medicaid. Those policies will continue to cover certain health services, treatments, and medicines that are deemed necessary but not related to your life-limiting illness.
Hospice of the Piedmont cares for patients with diseases including cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, end-stage kidney, liver, heart, lung and other diseases, HIV/AIDS, and ALS and other end-stage neurodegenerative diseases.
Most patients enter hospice care when:
- Their physician, in agreement with a Medical Director, thinks their patient will live six months or less if the disease runs its normal course.
- The patient, either by themselves or by talking with family and physicians, decides that the medical focus should be on comfort, not a cure.
Learn more about what to expect from hospice care.