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.
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.
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.