• Hospice Care

    End of life care

UNC Health Johnston

Home Hospice Care

Let UNC Health Johnston’s home hospice care help you or a loved one spend the final weeks or months of life in the comfort of home. Trust our compassionate team to ease symptoms and provide support, so your family can focus on spending time together.

Who Can Receive Home Hospice Care?

Adults qualify for home hospice care from UNC Health Johnston if:

  • A doctor certifies they are expected to live six months or fewer
  • They are no longer seeking treatment to cure or slow the progression of an advanced illness

Hospice caregivers can visit wherever you or your relative lives in Johnston County, including a private home, nursing home, or assisted living facility.

Hospice Services at Home

Expect us to treat your family with dignity while providing:

  • Education for relatives or friends serving as caregivers
  • Emotional support and grief counseling
  • Medical equipment to make tasks easier, safer, and more comfortable
  • Medication for symptom relief
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Nursing visits as often as needed as identified by the Plan of Care
  • Spiritual care
  • Visits from volunteers for companionship, errands, and light housekeeping
  • Other hospice services, such as rehabilitation and wound care

Adapting to Changing Needs

Health conditions or family needs may evolve after home hospice care starts. Talk to us about your concerns. We can guide you through care decisions and, if necessary, help with a transition to the SECU Hospice House or another setting based on patient and family needs and wishes.

Insurance Covers Home Hospice Care

Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance plans cover home hospice care. After a patient chooses hospice care, they will no longer receive Medicare coverage for treatment that could cure their terminal illness. However, Medicare continues to cover their home hospice needs. Patients have the right to stop hospice care at any time.

Ask us for help understanding insurance coverage and meeting your plan’s requirements.

Four Things You Should Know If You’re Considering Hospice for Your Loved One

UNC Health Johnston

(919) 938-7560 Website 514 N. Brightleaf Boulevard
# 1502
Smithfield, NC 27577