Just as apples are different from oranges, not all hospices are created the same either. Some are not-for-profit and some are for-profit; some are private and independent and some are part of state- or nation-wide chains. Hospice of Rockingham County is a private, non-profit hospice that has been a part of the local community since November of 1987. As part of the local community, HRC is contracted with our two local hospitals as well as all the skilled nursing facilities in the county to provide end-of-life care in those settings.
When the time comes for you to choose a hospice provider (and yes, you do have the right to make your own choice), the more you know, the easier it should be to select an end-of-life care provider. The National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization developed a set of questions to ask potential providers to help in the decision-making process. HRC has answered these questions as they pertain to our organization and hope this may be helpful in selecting a hospice. As always, if you have additional questions, we encourage you to call our office at (336) 427-9022. Click here to view NHPCO’s questions and HRC’s responses.