Our Mission: “to bridge the gap for hospice families”
Caring for someone at the end-of life-is an awesome gift. When the Medicare hospice benefit was established in the 1980’s, many families were centered in the same community and a stay at home caregiver was the usual scenario. The hospice program is founded on the family caregiver being one of the pillars of care. Today, the family unit is much more fragile and stressed, especially when it comes to providing 24-hour care in an end-of-life situation. An alternative option for the family care giving is needed in every community.
A comfort care home provides shelter and family care when a hospice family is unable to provide that care for whatever reason. The “gap” is between what hospice offers and what families can provide.
Serenity House is about the dignity of life and a peaceful ending to a precious journey. Our residents will have a prognosis of three months or less and desire a natural end to life. Professional services are provided by a hospice program chosen by the patient, family, and physician. Around the clock family type care is provided free of charge by volunteers from the community who become the surrogate family.
Life is precious, even to the end.
End of life care is unfamiliar territory for most families. Formal hospice programs offer much support for families at this time; however they are unable to provide the 24-hour care of a family. A comfort care home is a residence where volunteers provide around the clock family type care. The person with a life limiting illness moves to the comfort care home as his or her life journey comes to a close.
There is no place like home.
If you have ever known a loved one or friend who needed a place to peacefully end their days on earth, then you know there are very few options for someone without strong family support. A comfort care home is a beautiful and meaningful way for a community to care for its own families.
Care of the dying is an act of mercy.
We believe that our community will continue to embrace and support our work as a worthwhile charitable endeavor. In the tradition of Mother Teresa, the Carolina Comfort Coalition is an organization of interested professional and lay people dedicated to serving the needs of people at the end of life.
We are, with the help of community hospice agencies, a place of emotional, spiritual, and social support of the dying person and his or her loved ones. Our support services from the hospice agencies are designed to help achieve the highest quality of living throughout the dying process. We believe that every moment matters and strive to provide comfort and support while respecting the dignity of every human being
We are proud to have the ongoing support of many terrific businesses, organizations, and churches throughout North Carolina. The following is a listing of those that partner with Carolina Comfort Coalition to ensure the provision of services to those in need.