What We Offer
- Four Seasons provides Hospice Care in area hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, private residences and the Elizabeth House. Each patient is cared for by an interdisciplinary team of hospice professionals who will attend to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the individual and their family.
- Four Seasons provides Palliative Care services at our clinics in Asheville and Hendersonville, area hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Palliative Care is available to patients at any stage of illness, and can be provided alongside curative/life-prolonging treatments.
- Participation in cutting edge clinical research allows Four Seasons to offer medication and services otherwise unavailable. Participating community members have experienced remarkable results in improved pain and symptom management. As a result, we remain committed to offering these services to our patients.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Complementary and Alternative Medicine therapists may provide massage, Reiki, or healing touch to hospice and palliative care patients as means to enhance holistic care strategies, increase the effectiveness of symptom management, and improve quality of life.
- Activities such as song writing, singing, and playing instruments can bring about a sense of calm and well-being for those at the end of life. Our Board-Certified Music Therapists use music to meet a person’s social, emotional, psychological, physical and spiritual needs.
- Individual Grief Counseling is available for adults, teens and children. Services are free of charge to the families of our hospice patients. Individual grief counseling is also available for family members of palliative care patients or community members for a small, sliding scale fee based on income.
- Group Grief Support:
- Support Groups: available at, but not limited to, these locations and times:
- Highlands: Fridays,10:30 a.m. - noon, 209 Hospital Drive, Room #201
- Sylva: Tuesdays, 1 -2:30 p.m., 669 West Main Street
- Hendersonville/Flat Rock: Four sessions monthly, 2-3:30 p.m. on scheduled days, Greatrex Building on the Four Seasons’ campus
- Workshops: “Grief 101” and “Moving On” are also available monthly
For Children and Teens:
For the Community:
- Hosted by Four Seasons' President/CEO Chris Comeaux, the Healthcare Café radio show was created out of a desire to connect with the local community and engage in a broad conversation about trends and changes in healthcare- without the politics. Since its beginning in November 2012, Healthcare Café has hosted a weekly conversation about current healthcare topics featuring both local and national experts.
- With a goal of helping other hospice and palliative care organizations improve health care outcomes, the Four Seasons Center of Excellence is designed to promote collaboration and application of best practices through demonstration and innovation in the development and delivery of healthcare services for patients who are chronically ill. Organizations can choose the Palliative Care Immersion Course, considered one of the nation’s top 10 educational experiences within the field, or design their programs of study.
- Since the partnership between Four Seasons and the Palliative Care Alliance of Zambia began in 2011, the mission has remained to provide support to a country with limited access to palliative care, a compassionate form of medical care, which focuses on symptom control for individuals at end of life. In 2013, Four Seasons sent a medical mission team to Zambia to further assist with care, develop strategy, and create a mutual vision. That journey was chronicled in “A Unified Presence,” a documentary filmed on location in Zambia and North Carolina and highlights the collaborative effort of the two agencies.