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Hospice House in Franklin nears completion

The town of Franklin will soon be home to SECU Hospice House of WNC. This new facility will provide hospice inpatient and respite care, helping to ensure the people of our rural mountain region receive compassionate, loving care during their final journey and their loved ones receive the help they need to stay well.

SECU Hospice House will serve the six far western counties of North Carolina and Northeast Georgia and become the only free-standing inpatient hospice facility in North Carolina west of Asheville.

Construction of SECU Hospice House, an initiative of Hospice House Foundation of WNC, is over 60% complete and slated to begin serving hospice patients this coming spring. Four Seasons The Care You Trust, a not-for-profit hospice care provider, will operate this hospice inpatient facility once construction is complete. Hospice House Foundation of WNC’s fundraising for construction of SECU Hospice House is also approaching the finish line, with just $150,000 left to raise.

Hospice House Foundation of WNC will recognize on a Wall of Honor within SECU Hospice House those who gave from their heart to make this hospice inpatient facility a reality and whose donations total $1,000 or more.

About Hospice House Foundation of WNC:

HHFWNC is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to raise funds for the construction of a 6-bed hospice inpatient facility for the far western region of North Carolina (Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Jackson, Macon, and Swain counties and the Qualla Boundry) and northeast Georgia. The demographics in this geographic area speak volumes to the need for a hospice inpatient facility…roughly 25% of this area’s population is age 65 or older (over 50,000 individuals!); the age group most served by hospice; yet there are no Hospice Houses in this region.

Hospice Houses provide relief from physical, emotional, and spiritual suffering of people who are facing life’s final journey and respite care so that caregivers can get the rest they need to stay well. Hospice helps people peacefully navigate the end-of-life passage with grace and dignity.