Hospice & Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell is a private, not-for-profit community-based agency that provides comprehensive, compassionate care to persons who have a limited life expectancy measured in months rather than years. We also provide home health care services and counseling for children and adults. Our primary service area is Alamance, Caswell, eastern Guilford and western Orange counties. Other contiguous areas are served on request.
We are licensed by the state for both hospice and home health care, certified by the federal Medicare program, and have received national accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care, demonstrating our commitment to meeting and exceeding the highest national standards for quality.
Our mission is “to care for those with serious illnesses or conditions, and their families, to help them live as fully and comfortably as possible”.
We care primarily for patients in their own homes, nursing homes and assisted living facilities. In 1994, we opened the 6-bed Hospice Home in Burlington, which provides around-the-clock care. The Hospice Home has expanded over the years to 22 private rooms.
In 2000, we added the term “palliative” to our name to reflect additional services we provide to meet community needs and enhance our ability to care for our area. The term palliative means a “team approach to care that aims to relieve suffering and improve quality of life at any age, at any stage, and in any setting”.
We are governed by a local Board of Directors – a cross-section of Alamance and Caswell County community leaders with a variety of diverse backgrounds who support the mission of Hospice.
The Hospice League, our fundraising wing, was founded by and has been led since 1989 by a volunteer, Faye Boswell. Faye was awarded the nation’s most prestigious hospice volunteer honor, the National Hospice Volunteer of the Year, in 2004 at a gala celebration in Washington, D.C.