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Getting Hospice Care

AuthoraCare Collective serves patients wherever they call “home”—whether it is a private residence, long-term care community, or one of our own inpatient hospice facilities: Beacon Place in Greensboro and The Hospice Home in Burlington.

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Hospice in Your Home

Most hospice care is provided in the comfort of one’s own home. Your AuthoraCare team will schedule regular visits to your home to assess, educate and comfort the patient and family. 

The frequency of team visits is adjusted based on the needs of the patient, family and caregivers. For example, the nurse typically visits one-two times per week, and the team social worker and chaplain typically visit one-two times per month. If a certified nursing assistant is assigned for personal care, these visits are also intermittent, usually starting at two-three times per week. 

Hospice in Long-Term Care Communities

AuthoraCare also serves patients who are currently residing in skilled nursing, memory care, assisted-living, independent-living and group home communities. Our team works closely with facility staff members to serve residents with a life-limiting illness. The frequency of visits is based on the needs of the patient. We are not here to take over care, but to offer expert guidance to the patient, family and facility staff. 

Hospice at Our Inpatient Facilities

In addition to providing hospice care in personal residences and long-term care facilities, AuthoraCare also offers more intensive, around-the-clock hospice care in our two inpatient hospice facilities: The Hospice Home in Burlington and Beacon Place in Greensboro. 

Care at our inpatient facilities is short-term and focused on symptom management for patients with a prognosis of two weeks or fewer, and whose care needs are more intensive than can be provided at home.

AuthoraCare Facilities

Beacon Place in Greensboro

Located at 2502 Summit Avenue in Greensboro, NC, Beacon Place is an inpatient hospice home with 14 private rooms, each with its own door to the healing gardens that surround the facility. Since 1996, Beacon Place has been providing compassionate end-of-life care and support in a peaceful setting.

The Hospice Home in Burlington

Located at 918 Chapel Hill Road in Burlington, NC, The Hospice Home is a 22-bed facility with private rooms in a peaceful, picturesque setting. As soon as you first drive past the tranquil pond and stately oaks, you feel welcomed. Since 1994, The Hospice Home has been providing loving end-of-life care and family support to hundreds of area residents.

Services at our Inpatient Facilities

Patients at both The Hospice Home and Beacon Place can expect the same compassionate, quality care, including:

  • Nursing and personal care services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Comprehensive patient care and support utilizing an interdisciplinary care team including social workers, nurses, chaplains, nursing assistants, the medical director, bereavement counselors, volunteer and support staff.
  • When medically appropriate, other complementary therapies may be used, such as healing touch, pet therapy, horticultural therapy, music therapy and aromatherapy. Offerings vary by location.
  • Three meals a day are offered under the supervision of a registered dietitian as well as snacks when desired.

Admission Criteria for our Inpatient Facilities

Care at our inpatient facilities is focused on hospice patients with a prognosis of two weeks or fewer. Admission requires a doctor’s order. Typically, patients are adults, but our rooms and beds can be easily modified to serve Kids Path patients between the ages of birth to 18.

“The nurse’s notice of signs my husband was leaving us allowed me to hold him, talk to him, pray and say my goodbyes before he was gone. For that I’m eternally grateful. My husband was treated with respect at all times as was our entire family.”

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Contact us for more information about our inpatient facilities.

If you are already a hospice patient or family of AuthoraCare Collective, please talk to your social worker about receiving care at one of our inpatient facilities.