SECU Hospice House
A place of compassion, comfort and dignity
There’s a good chance that someone you know will need end-of-life care. And if that someone is a loved one such as a parent or spouse, then you know how difficult it can be to make decisions, especially when you’re feeling distressed or overwhelmed.
Hospice care is an option that focuses on palliative rather than curative treatments. The goal is to reduce pain and suffering while helping the patient to live as fully as possible. While true hospice care takes place at home, sometimes the strain of caring for a loved one is more than family caregivers can handle. That’s when a hospice inpatient center like the SECU Hospice House can assist.
The SECU Hospice House opened in June of 2010 and is an 18-bed hospice care center for the terminally ill. It is located on Hospital Road a short distance from Johnston Health and is named for the State Employees Credit Union.
We strive to make each patient’s stay as comfortable as possible for them and their families. The Hospice House is designed to look and feel like home by offering:
- A full-service kitchen
- dining and living room areas
- outside patios for families to relax, gather with friends, and share a meal
- An interfaith chapel and meditation gardens for quiet reflection
- Spacious patient rooms with separate heating and cooling units, in-suite baths, TV and sleeper sofa for friends and family to spend the night with their loved one
At the Hospice House, patients have the support and care of an interdisciplinary team. Members include a physician, nurses, a nurse’s aides, social workers, bereavement counselors, volunteers and chaplains. The team works together to control the patient’s pain and to create a pleasant environment in which the patient can pass peacefully and with dignity.
What is a memorial gift? A beautiful expression of sympathy – establishing a memorial by donating to the SECU Hospice House, which will live on in the name of the individual, is an appropriate means of expressing sympathy to family members and to associates of bereaved persons.
Memorial donation checks should be made payable to the Johnston Health Foundation.
Please include a note indicating: In Honor/Memory of __________, as well as the information (name and address) of the individual/ family who should be notified. The hospice house will notify the family of the gift.
Johnston Health Foundation
P.O. Box 1376
Smithfield, NC 27577
For any further questions or information, the patient or family may call Johnston Health Home Care and Hospice directly at 919-938-7582.
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The SECU Hospice House in Smithfield is a place of compassion, comfort and dignity where terminally ill patients and their families can spend their final time together in peace. The beautiful, home-like setting offers comfort and convenience during this difficult time. Look around the SECU Hospice House right from your home and if you’d like to come visit for a tour just give us a call.