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Hospice Services

When quality of life is as important as the length of life 


Twin County Hospice provides a very special application of healthcare services at home for terminally ill patients and their families. Every situation is different, but the quality of our care is constant.

Our hospice services:
  • Affirms life and does not attempt to hasten nor postpone the natural process of death
  • Coordinates home-based healthcare for the terminally ill patient
  • Provides support and professional guidance to enable the family to care for the patient at home and to deal with the loss of the patient after death
  • Enhances the quality of life for the patient by managing symptoms, controlling pain and helping create the most comfortable environment possible
What family members say about care from Twin County Hospice: 

"I would not have been able to finish my task of taking care of Jim at home without the love, concern, and wonderful help of the hospice staff. I did not realize how much help was available from Twin County Hospice." – Gertrude Hubbard, Galax 

"Twin County Hospice performs a valuable service . . . They provided emotional support and helped us to cope. Hospice care greatly enhanced mother's quality of life. I will always be grateful for the care and support they provided." – Tiny Hedrick and Rita Hedrick 

"Because we had help from Twin County Hospice, we were able to help my sister stay in her home, where she wanted to be. We are so grateful that she could stay at home and be as comfortable as possible." – Gladys Shupe, Galax

"I would definitely recommend Hospice care for anyone who needs the service.  The Twin County Hospice team members are kind, considerate, informative, knowledgeable individuals who listen and care with intensity." – Evelyn Bilbrey, Galax

“I could not have asked for any better treatment for my Mom.  All I wanted was for her to be as comfortable and pain-free as possible.  Your dedicated team made that possible.  We were well pleased. Thank you.” –  Mary Jane Griffin, Galax

Ask your doctor about hospice care
If you have one of these illnesses, you might qualify for services from Twin County Hospice:
  • Cancer
  • Stroke
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Heart disease
  • Pulmonary disease
  • Liver disease 
  • Kidney disease 
  • ALS/Muscular disorder
  • AIDS
  • Declining health
Payment for hospice services
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Many insurances have a hospice benefit
  • Other help may be available
As a result of the hospital's new affiliation with Duke LifePoint Healthcare, the Foundation (formerly known as the Twin County Regional Healthcare Foundation) that maintains funds for Hospice has become an independent Foundation, for the benefit of the community, and is now known as the Twin County Community Foundation (continuing as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization). All money designated for Hospice will remain for Hospice purposes, although will not be paid directly to Twin County Hospice and will be used primarily for Hospice educational programs and may include any unmet patient or community needs, etc. Should you choose to donate, in order to receive any applicable tax benefits, please make your checks payable to:

Twin County Community Foundation
Post Office Box 1131
Galax, Virginia 24333

Also, it is important to please note in the memo section of your check and/or include a note if you wish for your donation to be designated for Hospice purposes. Should you have any questions, please read more hereemail the Twin County Community Foundation.