Every Moment Matters.
Compassion, dignity, and comfort are provided by Four Seasons for you or your loved one.
Hospice Care is specialized care provided with comfort as the primary goal. Care is provided by an interdisciplinary team of Four Seasons hospice professionals who attend to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the individual and family. Our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you and your loved ones navigate your care needs.
Your Questions Answered
Is Hospice Care just for the “last days”?
No, quite the contrary. You or your loved one does not have to be in your final days to be provided Hospice Care. Medicare provides a six month hospice benefit – not six weeks, not six days; which is a common misconception. Often people who receive Hospice Care in fact live longer than six months and live fuller, more pain free life. In recent studies it has been proven that patients who receive Hospice Care tend to actually live longer.
How do I start services?
Many times friends or families will call out of concern for a loved one who is struggling with their illness. We take it from there and will talk with the prospective patient, family and their physician to get services started.
Where is Hospice Care provided?
Four Seasons provides Hospice Care in all area hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, private residences and at the Elizabeth House, a 12-bed inpatient setting on our Flat Rock campus.
Who is eligible for Hospice Care?
Anyone who has a prognosis of six months or less is eligible for hospice services. Ask your doctor if you are eligible for hospice care services or call our office at (828) 692-6178 (Local) or (866) 466-9734 (Toll free).
If you are a provider, please note that all Palliative and Hospice care referrals should be faxed to (855) 355-4067.
Who We Serve
As a community based non-profit organization, Four Seasons provides its quality Hospice and Palliative Care to all patients in need of services, regardless of their payment source. These payment sources may include, but are not limited to:
- Private Insurance
- Community Contributions
A few examples of illness we see most often are: Emphysema, COPD, Renal failure, Liver disease, Heart disease, Dementia, Cancer, and ALS. Our highly skilled and experienced health care professionals are here to help you understand what to expect throughout the different stages of illness.
Four Seasons contribution to the national hospice movement
Serving 11 counties in Western North Carolina, Four Seasons is one of the premier Hospice and Palliative care providers in the country. As Four Seasons has grown, our reputation for high quality of care has earned national recognition. Staff members regularly present at national conferences on the specialized services and research our agency provides.