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UNC Hospice

At UNC Hospice, our goal is to provide specialized care to patients with advanced illness focused on comfort, compassion, and support for patients and families. We strive to ensure all patients with terminal illness have the opportunity to live fully and comfortably. Our interdisciplinary team will be there to walk alongside you and your family during this time.

Our Services

Hospice focuses on providing care where you are – whether that’s at home or in a living facility. UNC Hospice is licensed by Medicare and Medicaid, and is a covered benefit by most private insurance carriers. We provide care regardless of diagnosis, age, race, religion, gender preference or ability to pay.

Our team is available every day to support you, including:

  • Registered nurses to provide nursing care as needed, including 24 hour, 365 days a year on-call access.
  • Medical social workers to offer emotional support, help assess needs, make community service referrals and assist with financial concerns.
  • Certified nursing assistants to provide assistance with personal care.
  • Chaplaincy services to offer spiritual support, if requested.
  • Trained patient/family volunteers to provide support meeting a broad range of needs.
  • Bereavement care is available to families and anyone in the community following the loss of a loved one.
  • Medications, medical supplies and equipment related to your terminal illness.
  • Physical, occupational, speech therapy and dietary counseling as needed.

Hospice works closely with patients’ primary doctors to ensure patients get the best and most appropriate care. Our Hospice Medical Director is also available to provide oversight and address any medical needs.

Where We Provide Care

UNC Hospice provides care to patients in Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Lee, Orange, and Wake counties. Most of our patients receive services in their private residences, but, we also serve patients in nursing facilities with which we have contracts, adult care homes and assisted living facilities.

When care in the home is not possible due to medical needs or caregiving challenges, our hospice home provides inpatient care to our patients and families. The SECU Jim & Betsy Bryan Hospice Home receives patients from any location for this inpatient treatment.

Who is eligible for hospice care?

Hospice is for patients with serious illness who want to prioritize comfort-focused care and quality of life in the final months of life, instead of curative treatments. Call us at 984-215-2650 or talk to your doctor if you think this type of care is right for you.

Our History

UNC Hospice has been a Medicare-certified hospice organization since 1988. During our more than 30 years of experience, we’ve expanded our services to six counties in the Triangle region of North Carolina. In 2017, we opened the SECU Jim & Betsy Bryan Hospice Home near Pittsboro, North Carolina to better serve our patients and growing needs of the community. We are a member organization of UNC Health and partner closely with the many hospitals, clinics, and care providers of the health system.

What Our Families Say

Serving patients at such an important time in life gives meaning to our work. Hear from some of the families we’ve had the privilege to care for:

“Every UNC Hospice provider was consistently kind, responsive, and very skilled in all they did to ensure my mom’s final weeks on Earth were as comfortable, calm, and positive as was possible. Thanks to all.”

“My husband’s sickness was a shock to us. When they told us he would not get better, UNC Hospice was a great help. His nurse was wonderful as were all the other members. If he needed something, all we had to do was ask. Thank you.”

“Everyone from hospice gave of their time as much as humanly possible. The fact that my dad was in an assisted living facility allowed both staff to collaborate, and they did that extremely well. Thank you!”

Make a Referral

We hear from many families they wish they had joined hospice sooner. If you think you’d benefit from this type of care and extra support, give us a call! Anyone can make a referral.


Contact Us

UNC Hospice (main office)

(984) 215-2650

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