Tucker Hospice House Expansion Campaign
2011-2013 Tucker Hospice House Expansion Campaign
From 2011 through 2013 NorthEast Foundation will lead a $3.2 million community campaign to add a third phase to the existing Bob and Carolyn Tucker Hospice House. Focusing on a positive quality of life, the house provides an ideal environment for emotional, spiritual, and physical comfort and offers professional care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Hospice medical director, registered and licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistants, social workers, chaplains and bereavement counselors work to create a unique plan of care for each patient and resident. Currently, the House has six residential care rooms and six general inpatient rooms, serving over 40 patients a month.
Residential care rooms are for patients whose life expectancy is measured in days or weeks rather than years. General inpatient rooms are used for patients in need of evaluation and treatment of symptoms that are difficult to control. Extensive medical and nursing care is provided to these patients.
The Hospice House can no longer meet the growing needs of the community's end-of-life patients and their families without expanding and expansion is not possible without campaign support.
This campaign will provide funding to build four more residential care rooms and eight more general inpatient rooms, doubling the current number of patient rooms from 12 to 24. That means twice as many patients resting in comfort and dignity during their end-of-life journey and twice as many families whose hearts are eased because professional physical and emotional support will be provided to their loved one. The new space will also house a larger parlor and chapel, and a new staff station and quarters.
Please join us in making this campaign goal a reality. Every dollar raised above the cost of the expansion project will go to the NorthEast Foundation Endowment so that medical center projects like this one may continue to be supported for years to come.
Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CHS NorthEast. To learn more about how you can participate in the campaign, contact NorthEast Foundation at 704-403-1369.
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