Hospice & Palliative Care
Compassion and dignity are the foundation of CaroMont’s hospice and
palliative care. We believe that every life matters, and we are devoted
to making each life we encounter more peaceful, comfortable and prepared
for the future. This circle of support extends beyond the patient to friends
and family who may need more comfort, education and help during this time.
Whether we are providing end-of-life care or helping a patient face serious
illness, we work to minimize pain and stress of symptoms, while improving
quality of life.
Hospice is a unique form of healthcare for patients with a limited life
expectancy of six months or less who can no longer benefit from efforts
to cure their disease. In addition to addressing physical pain and symptoms,
the hospice team responds to the social, financial, legal, emotional and
spiritual needs of terminally ill persons and their loved ones as they
define those needs. Gaston Hospice, a non-profit organization and United
Way agency, has served the people of Gaston County and the surrounding
area since 1981. Hospice patients are cared for where they live, whether
in their family home, a long-term care facility or Gaston Hospice’s
own inpatient facility, the beautiful Robin Johnson House.
Palliative care is available for those with serious illness or intensive
treatments. CaroMont coordinates with patients and their families to develop
a custom treatment plan that provides pain relief, symptom management