Board Chairman To Receive Volunteer Honors

Dr. Stewart Thomas will be honored with two prestigious awards for volunteer service to the community. Click here for details...

Slaughter Named CEO, Executive Director

The Board of Trustees has selected Tammie Slaughter as the organization's new Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director. Click here to read the story.

28th Annual Golf Tournament Set For April 22-23

The Richard L. Byrne Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit Hospice of Scotland County is coming up this April! Sign up as a sponsor or reserve your spot to play golf online by clicking here.

Diamond Raffle Tickets Available Online

A $10 donation secures your ticket to win our April 23 diamond raffle prize, donated by Bob's Jewel Shop. Click here to submit your ticket order.

Camp Spinoza Will Welcome Children June 6-8

Children who have experienced the loss of someone close to them will have a chance to enjoy the outdoors at Camp Spinoza, scheduled for June 6-8. Offered free of charge, the camp allows children to share their feelings and emotions with adult counselors and other children who are experiencing the same thing. Registration information and more is available here.

Morrison Manor Earns National Award For Patient and Family Satisfaction With Care

Hospice of Scotland County's patient care center is among the nation's top 100 agencies for consistently high patient and family satisfaction with overall care. Click here for the full story.

Hospice of Scotland County Earns National Accreditation Renewal

A national health care organization has reaccredited Hospice of Scotland County through July 2016. Click here to learn more about this seal of approval for patient care and business practices.

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.