Why A Hospice House in Onslow County?
Currently there are no hospice beds available within an hours drive from Jacksonville, NC. In 2015, of the 786 deaths registered for Onslow County residents, 423 were under hospice care as stated in the State Medical Facility Plan 2017.
For the year 2018, the State Division of Facility Services plan determined there was a need for a five acute bed inpatient hospice facility in Onslow County NC. Onslow Caregivers Inc., a non-profit organization involved in home health care and hospice programs in the Jacksonville area, is heavily involved in the project to build the Hospice House in Onslow County.
The Hospice House of Onslow County will serve as an inpatient Hospice Care Facility for terminally ill patients whose acute symptoms can no longer be managed through hospice care at home. It will provide hospice care for residents of Onslow County, Camp Lejeune, and surrounding counties.
It will provide special care needed during a patient's final days, will offer the comfort of home and an extensive support for families, friends and caregivers. The hospice home will have 6 suites available with private baths, sleeper sofa and covered sun porch. The design will be warm and welcoming with spacious rooms, family rooms for privacy, a fireplace, children's playroom, family kitchen, dining room, chapel, sun room, gardens and a conference room. It will be a home away from home providing 24 hour care to patients while loved ones can remain in a "caring" community. The planned Hospice House for Jacksonville NC and surrounding areas will have approximately 6000-7000 square feet.
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What Is Hospice?
Hospice is the rest stop between
heaven and earth.
They care for you for all your worth
They are with you in your final days
Taking care of you in so many ways.
Relieving many burdens,
and helping family and friends
Consoling them till the end.
Finding care at the end of life
For a husband, sister, brother, or wife
Or a family member who may be alone or in pain
When needing help there is not shame.
They are health professionals and volunteers
Who help the dying from their fears!
It takes a special kind of person to help others
in their hours of need.
A little smile, a kind word, a gentle hand
Are things that they understand!
Let them leave this world with
a mind full of memories
and a heart full of love.