Welcome to Hospice of Scotland County

Since 1986, Hospice of Scotland County has been committed to providing exceptional, compassionate end-of-life care to people in our community. A team of professionals and volunteers, including physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplain, and bereavement counselor, provides personalized care for each patient and family we serve.

Hospice care is for patients who are considered to be in the last 6 months of life, as certified by a physician. Our care focuses on pain control and symptom management. A team of professional staff members provides personalized care for each patient. Patients receive care in their homes, in rest homes, assisted living and long-term care facilities, as well as hospitals.

People We Serve

Hospice of Scotland County serves patients and families who live in Scotland, Robeson, Richmond and Hoke counties in North Carolina, and Marlboro, Dillon and Chesterfield counties in South Carolina.

What Is Hospice?

The term Hospice comes from a medieval word for a place of shelter for travelers on a long or difficult journey. Today, the word "Hospice" represents a special kind of care designed to provide support for people facing a life-threatening illness. Hospice care helps patients carry on an alert, pain-free life, and manages other symptoms. The goal is to help patients live as fully and comfortably as possible, minimize pain and suffering, and provide emotional, social and spiritual support to the patient and family.

Hospice understands that when a person has a life-threatening illness, their family and friends are also affected. Because of this, Hospice considers the entire family, not just the patient, as the "unit of care." Patients and families are included in the decision-making process. Bereavement counseling is available to the family following the death of a loved one.

Why Hospice?

Hospice offers help and support to the patient and family on a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week basis. Patients routinely receive periodic in-home services of a nurse, home health aide, social worker, family support and other members of the Hospice team.

Hospice treats the person, not the disease. Hospice professionals and volunteers address the medical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of the patient and family.

Hospice offers comfort care, sometimes called palliative care, rather than care aimed at curing the disease. The latest methods of pain and symptom control enable the patient to live as fully and comfortably as possible.

Hospice emphasizes quality of life, rather than length of life. Hospice does not slow down or speed up death; it affirms life and regards dying as a natural body process.

Hospice is a covered benefit under Medicare, Medicaid and many private insurance plans. Hospice provides medication, medical equipment and supplies to aid in symptom control and comfort management.