About Hospice of Rockingham County
“To be a supportive presence for life’s journey”
Providing quality care since 1987, Hospice of Rockingham County is a community-based nonprofit hospice and palliative care provider – and the only full-service provider based in Rockingham County. The majority of patients that we care for live in Rockingham County but HRC also serves patients in Caswell, Guilford, and Stokes counties. With over 200 years’ collective experience in the hospice field, our staff is extremely knowledgeable and skilled in providing end-of-life care. We are Medicare/Medicaid certified, and licensed by the state of North Carolina to deliver hospice services. As added quality assurance, we choose to be accredited by ACHC (Accreditation Commission for Health Care), and were once again awarded deemed status after our 2021 survey. Hospice supports life and exists to help those with life-limiting illnesses live as comfortably and fully as possible. Services may be delivered in patients’ homes, assisted living facilities, long-term care facilities, and in Gibson House, our 8-bed inpatient facility that is conveniently located in the heart of Rockingham County.
Who is eligible for Hospice services? Hospice of Rockingham County (HRC) offers its services regardless of a person’s age, race, creed, religious preferences, or ability to pay. The basic criteria for admission into our Hospice program are:
- The patient has a limited life expectancy of six months or less, as certified by their physician.
- The patient is no longer interested in seeking curative, aggressive treatment for their disease. The emphasis has shifted from curing the disease to pain control and patient comfort.
Many are under the impression that there is a specific diagnosis/disease required to be under hospice care but this simply is not the case; hospice care is much more focused on a patient’s prognosis (i.e. life expectancy). HRC cares for patients that may have a variety of illnesses, including:
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- End-stage Kidney Disease
- Congestive Heart Failure
- ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
- End-stage Heart Disease
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- CVA (Cerebrovascular Accident, i.e. stroke)
- End-stage Liver Disease