Hospice

By: Allie Wright

General info about Hospice in Hudson NC

Operational since 1980, Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care organize a camp for children, an annual one-day camp for youngsters, between the ages of 6 and 12. The camp includes developing a theme and utilizing storytelling, crafts and a balloon release to help the children deal with the loss of their loved ones. The camp also provides lunch to the children. Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care has patient and family volunteers that offer various home care services, such as assistance with personal hygiene and routine activities. Additionally, it also provides hospice services at various hospitals, including the Caldwell Memorial Hospital, the Frye Regional Medical Center, the Valdese General Hospital, the Grace Hospital and the Catawba Valley Medical Center in North Carolina. Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care also have partnerships with various long-term care facilities. The organization is located in Lenoir, N.C.


Is hospice the answer?

Hospice is centered on caring for the whole patient – with expert medical care, pain management and emotional and spiritual support – along with resources, information and emotional support for your family. Hospice care is provided in the comfort of your own home by a team of physicians, nurses and other caregivers working together to meet your family’s unique needs.

Many of these families are facing a serious, life-limiting illness for the first time. This can be overwhelming for both the patient and the entire family – especially if you don't know where to turn for answers and support. So hospice is a good choice.


Palliative Care

The Caldwell Partnership for Palliative Care, a consultative service, helps patients dealing with chronic and debilitating illnesses manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life. Unlike traditional hospice care, palliative care services are available to people who are not terminally ill, but are facing an illness that interferes with their ability to enjoy and cope with every day life. Palliative care is intended to give patients relief and comfort by relieving the pain, symptoms, and stress of serious illness. Palliative care is appropriate for anyone, at any age, at any point in the illness, including those seeking curative treatment, and is often used along with other treatments and therapies to help patients manage difficulties that come with chronic illness. Palliative care services are provided in patients’ homes, in long-term-care facilities, in hospitals, or in our outpatient clinic.

Palliative care is covered by Medicare/Medicaid and most private insurances. Because of the generosity of the community, our palliative care services are provided to anyone who needs it, regardless of ability to pay.

Palliative Care:

  • Offers expert treatment of pain and other symptoms
  • Encourages and assists with advance care planning (healthcare powers of attorney and living wills)
  • Provides guidance with difficult treatment choices
  • Provides spiritual care and emotional support to the patient and family
  • Coordinates care with other healthcare providers
  • Assists patient and family in planning for appropriate resources to meet patient needs
  • Helps with navigating the healthcare system


Where are we located?

526 Robbinswood Pl, Hudson, NC 28638
(828) 754-0101