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Hospice Information on the Web

There are many helpful resources for families and patients to be found online. Follow the links below to discover more.

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CaroMont Health
CaroMont Health is an organization with nearly 300 physicians and 2,300 health care professionals working to provide the finest care to those who are sick, and effective prevention strategies to those who are well. Located in Gastonia, N.C.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is dedicated to advancing the philosophy and practice of hospice care to meet the unique needs of each terminally ill person and his or her family and to serve as a voice and resource for its members. Their official site contains information on what hospice is as well as how to find an appropriate one. The Web site isn't as user friendly as others, and a bit more geared toward medical professionals, but still contains valuable information.Information provided by SpecialLove.org, a Web site for children with cancer:

General topics related to hospice and end-of-life care, including defining hospice care, determining eligibility and explaining hospice services.

Moments of Life
Poignant stories from people who have benefited from hospice services.

Hospice Action Network
The Hospice Action Network (HAN) is dedicated to preserving and expanding access to hospice care in America. They do this by connecting advocates with one another and providing them with the tools they need to fight for the hospice cause at home, in Washington, DC and online.

The Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care
With offices in Cary, N.C. and Columbia, S.C., the Center is a comprehensive resource to improve hospice, palliative, and end of life care, while promoting recognition of the dying process and death as a natural part of life. Use the hospice locator on this link to find hospices in North and South Carolina.

Children's Hospice International
Children's Hospice International (CHI) was founded as a non-profit organization to provide a network of support and care for children with life-threatening conditions and their families. CHI recognizes the right and need for children and their families to choose health care and support whether in their own home, hospital, or hospice care facility.

Hospice Foundation of America
The Hospice Foundation of America is a not-for-profit organization that provides leadership in the development and application of hospice and its philosophy of care. Through programs of professional development, research, public education and information, Hospice Foundation of America assists those who cope either personally or professionally with terminal illness, death, and the process of grief. Their site provides insights on hospice care, and how to select a hospice and information on managing grief and loss. Through their site, you can subscribe to their "Journey's" newsletter, packed with a variety of valuable information and articles.

Hospice Net
Hospice Net is a very comprehensive, user friendly layman's web site on hospice care. The site gives a thorough explanation of what hospice care is and what to expect, answers commonly asked questions from patient and caregiver alike, provides links for finding a hospice and questions to ask, and supplies resources on dealing with death and dying.

Five Wishes Online
More than 18 million people have completed Five Wishes, in all 50 states and all over the world. Today, you can complete your Five Wishes online. No more waiting - you can start this important conversation right now and have a completed document in your hands today.

The National Institute of Health
The NIH has introduced a comprehensive website focused on The End of Life. This resource may be helpful both with clients and families of those facing end of life issues.

WebMD

United Way of Gaston County
Founded in 1953, the United Way of Gaston County raises monies to fund meaningful programs and services that impact problems identified by the community as being of highest priority. Gaston Hospice is one of thirty-one member agencies.

Gaston County 2012 Community Assessment Report
The Gaston County Health Department prepared the 2012 Gaston County Community Health Assessment Report (CHA) in collaboration with CaroMont Health, parent company of CaroMont Regional Medical Center; Gaston Together, whcih staffs the Gaston Community Healthcare Commission and the United Way of Gaston County.

The North Carolina Department of the Secretary of the State
N.C. House Bill 1362 authorized the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State to establish an online registry where one may file their Advance Health Care Directives. This voluntary registry program is for people who want their advance directives to be accessible from any computer in case of a crisis situation away from home. See also www.nclifelinks.org to go directly to the same registry.

On Our Own Terms
On this site, Bill Moyers looks at what challenges emerge from balancing medical intervention with care and comfort at the end of life. Learn about solutions for finding a better death and explore the options for humane care for the dying.

Growth House
Growth House, Inc., provides resources for life-threatening illness and end of life care. Located in San Francisco, Calif., their primary mission is to improve the quality of compassionate care for people who are dying through public education and global professional collaboration

 

Gaston Hospice Services

Gaston Hospice is a local, non-profit healthcare organization that cares for people who have a life-limiting illness that is no longer responding to curative treatment. Hospice care enables these patients to live at home as fully as possible. Hospice puts both patient and family at the center of care planning.

Our Services Include:

- Pain and symptom management
- Assistance with financial and legal issues from a medical social worker
- Emotional and spiritual support from licensed counselors and chaplains
- Certified nursing assistants to help with personal care
- Volunteers to help provide companionship, run errands, etc.
- Respite care when family caregivers need a break
- Medications, equipment and supplies
- Grief support for loved ones

We Provide Our Services:

- In the home
- In the Robin Johnson House
- In the long term care facility
- In the hospital

Gaston Hospice serves any resident of Gaston County and the surrounding area who has been diagnosed with a life expectancy of six months or less. Services are provided regardless of diagnosis or ability to pay.

More Information

To find out more about about Gaston Hospice, stop by our office (directions), contact us online, or by phone at: 704.861-8405

Mailing address:
Gaston Hospice
PO Box 3984
Gastonia NC 28054
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