Gaston Hospice is a non-profit organization and United Way agency that has served the people of Gaston County since 1981. Gaston Hospice believes that patients should live each day to the fullest, that no one should die alone or in pain, that patients and their families should be prepared for death as much as possible, and that dying is a natural process of life.
Gaston 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, hospice responds to the social, financial, legal, emotional and spiritual needs of terminally ill persons and their loved ones as they define those needs.
The Hospice care team includes the patient’s physician, nurse, nursing assistant, medical social worker, chaplain and volunteer. Gaston Hospice emphasizes quality of life and considers the entire family in its program of care. Hospice patients are cared for where they live, whether that happens to be their family home, a long-term care facility or Gaston Hospice’s own 12-bed inpatient facility, the Robin Johnson House.
The New Hope Counseling Center for Grief and Loss is a service of Gaston Hospice available to any persons coping with grief and loss issues in Gaston County and surrounding areas. Individuals may be facing a life-threatening illness themselves, be related to or friends with someone facing a life-threatening illness, or already have lost a loved one, whether unexpected or long anticipated. Counseling Center services are available to anyone in the community, regardless of whether or not the deceased was a Gaston Hospice patient.
The Counseling Center staffs qualified grief counselors with masters level education and experience in both clinical and pastoral counseling. It is the counselor’s role to support people and offer guidance as they cope with their feelings of grief in ways that are healthy and healing.
Counseling Center services include: an intital needs assessment at no charge to plan an appropriate course of action to best assist each individual or family with their grief process, individual and family counseling, weekly informal support groups, special needs support group, grief education services, community resource referrals and Butterflies, a special program for grieving children.
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258 East Garrison Blvd
Gastonia, NC 28054