The Transitions program is an integral part of the mission of Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care: “To improve the quality of life for persons with a limited life expectancy and their families”. Transitions is designed to work with people “where they are” in the treatment or disease process. Unlike traditional Hospice Care, Transitions is not limited to the last 6 months of life.
Transitions is a program of support for people who have life-limiting illnesses. It can be provided to those who remain hopeful for a cure and those who may be receiving curative care and treatment. Transitions can be provided in addition to other programs of care that a person is receiving and can be provided in any place of residence.
When one has been diagnosed with a serious illness, life becomes confusing and very stressful. Transitions is designed to provide case management and volunteer support alone or in addition to other care programs. Transitions case managers and specially trained Transitions volunteers will be able to:
- Assist with finding available resources for needed services
- Provide assistance with chores and errands
- Offer companionship and a “listening ear”
- Identify and support the individual’s choices for care and treatment
- Provide help navigating the often complex systems of health care.
To find out more about our Transitions program, please call any one of our offices.
Children who are ill or dealing with grief associated with the loss of a loved one need special care and support. These situations also have an impact on the child’s family. The goal of Kids Path is to enhance the quality of life for these children, and those who share their lives, by helping them manage and adjust, while regaining a sense of normalcy to their lives.
Kid’s path is a consortium of hospice service providers in four states offering nursing, supportive care, spiritual and grief support services to children and families. These families are facing serious or life-threatening illnesses or the loss of a loved one. The Kids Path interdisciplinary team joins with other medical and psychosocial professionals to provide families with the care they need.
Kids Path Services...
- Supportive Care
- Health Maintenance
- Hospice Care
- Brighter Days Grief Camp
- In-School Education/Support
- Individual Support
To learn more about our Kids Path programs call us at any one our offices.
We Honor Veterans
These men and women often carry experiences from their military service that present unique challenges at the end of life. Across America, hospice professionals are stepping up to build skills and accept the mission to serve our nation’s veterans.
America’s veterans have done everything asked of them in their mission to serve our country and we believe it is never too late to give them a hero’s welcome home. That’s why Mountain Valley Hospice is taking part in the We Honor Veterans program. Our staff understand the unique needs of veterans and are prepared to meet the specific challenges that veterans and their families may face at the end of life.
We have embraced our mission to serve America’s veterans. It’s our way of saying thank you for the sacrifices they have made in serving us.
Pet Peace of Mind
This program enables hospice patients to keep their pets at home with them throughout their end-of-life journey.
For many in hospice care, changes in their physical condition lead to a decrease of previously enjoyed social opportunities and relationships. Their pets offer unconditional love, acceptance, comfort and companionship when it's needed most – the time when friends and family aren't seen as frequently or when words are too hard to say.
Pet Peace of Mind provides helping hands and financial assistance so that caring volunteers are able to help patients with pet care. With this loving support, patients are able to complete their end-of-life journeys without worrying about their pet's current or future needs.
Pet Peace of Mind provides a way for pets to stay with their owners for as long as possible and works to find new homes with families or friends of the patient first, lessening the burden of unwanted pets on local rescue and welfare organizations.
Mountain Valley Hospice is one of only two hospices in North Carolina to be able to offer this program for patients and families.
If you feel that your family needs assistance with the care of the pet while you or your family member is under hospice care, simply contact a member of the hospice team providing care to your family.