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When someone you love needs end-of-life care

Since 1987, Hospice of Lincoln County has helped hundreds of families manage the end-of-life process at home where most would choose to be.
Staying at home, however, is not always a safe or practical option. There are many times when pain and other symptoms cannot be managed effectively at home or when family caregivers are not well enough themselves or live too far away to assist their loved ones adequately. Those unable to remain at home in their final months, weeks or days are limited to seeking care in a hospital or nursing home when a more specialized and personal type of care and environment is desired.
Levine & Dickson Hospice House will include a 16 bed freestanding facility consisting of eleven hospice inpatient beds (for patients requiring an acute level of care for a short period) and five hospice residential beds (for patients for whom home care is not an option). Each decorated and furnished room will create a comfortable, homelike setting.
Levine & Dickson Hospice House will comprise:
· A welcoming entrance
· A peaceful interfaith chapel
· A spacious family room where loved ones can gather near a cozy fireplace
· Sunrooms looking out over beautifully landscaped gardens
· A training and conference center for community end-of-life education programs
Levine & Dickson Hospice House will be a “home” to those terminally ill patients who need to find inner peace and dignity, as well as be accorded the highest level of pain and symptom management by skilled and compassionate staff and volunteers. It will be a nurturing and accepting environment emphasizing quality of life. For family and friends, it will be a haven where they can be assured their loved ones are receiving the best care possible. The facility will serve as a retreat in which all involved can gather to gain strength and support.
Levine & Dickson Hospice House, the first free standing hospice facility to be built in Mecklenburg County, will sit on 12 acres in Huntersville. This location will insure a green, well maintained and peaceful setting easily accessible from multiple major roadways including I-77 and the new section of I-485. We will begin accepting patients late in 2007.
For more information about Levine & Dickson Hospice House, contact: Cindy Clark or Susan Ehrman at our Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region main office at (704) 375-0100.

About Hospice of Lincoln County
The mission of Hospice of Lincoln County is to relieve suffering and improve the quality and dignity of life through compassionate hospice care for those at the end of life, palliative care for those with advanced illness, and through community education. It is the oldest, largest most experienced hospice and palliative care program in the region, and the only independent, community based not-for-profit hospice in our area. If you have questions, please call (704) 732-6146 or visit the website at:
www.hospiceoflincolncounty.org

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