Compassionate care during your family’s time of need
Caring for a loved one that is struggling with a life-limiting or terminal illness can be an overwhelming responsibility to face alone. That’s why Novant Health Matthews Medical Center provides hospice services that specialize in providing advanced care – not only for the patient but also their families. We are here when you need specialized care and reassuring compassion.
We provide compassionate hospice services to our community in the home, or wherever the patient calls home, including long-term care communities and dedicated beds in Matthews Medical Center.
For more information on our hospice services, or if you are interested in giving back and becoming a volunteer, please call:
If you or a loved one has fallen ill and need specialized care, our hospice specialists can help. Improving the quality of life for patients in their last months, weeks or days is at the forefront of the services we offer.
Our team of doctors, nurses, medical social workers, chaplains, hospice aides, grief counselors and volunteers will work together to ensure that pain and physical symptoms are managed properly. We use an individualized treatment plan to ensure that you and your family’s needs are being met to the highest standards.
Support and compassion
It is normal for you or your family to have feelings of stress or grief when a family member is suffering from a serious illness or facing their last days. When you need help facing these difficult challenges, our grief and bereavement support groups are here to help. Our focus is not to tell you how to grieve but to give you the information and support to help you cope with your feelings in a healthy way.
Volunteers are an important part of our hospice team. Each volunteer receives extensive training from our healthcare staff that equips him or her with the tools needed to work closely with you and your family. Some volunteers share music; others arrange flowers, style hair, or provide pet therapy. Many simply provide the gift of time by sitting with patients.