Edgefield County Hospice
802 E. Martintown Road
North Augusta, SC 29841
Toll Free: 877.442.0174
The mission of Alliance Hospice is to understand and help guide our patients’ quest for a rewarding quality of life in their final days and to help their circle of family and friends support them in life and grieve for them in death. Alliance pledges to provide expert hospice care for the comfort and dignity of the terminally ill by addressing their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Alliance Hospice seeks to provide care for all appropriate patients and families who need hospice services regardless of their ability to pay.
Anyone diagnosed with limited life expectancy can receive Alliance Hospice care. A physician certifies the terminal illness and collaborates with the Alliance Hospice team for appropriate services. Many patients have cancer but Alliance Hospice cares for those with many other terminal illnesses including heart and lung disease, kidney disease, neurological diseases, Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Family and friends also receive hospice care to help them support the patient and adapt to their loss. Alliance Hospice continues supporting families for over a year after the patient’s death.
Many people mistakenly believe that hospice patients are bed-bound, critically ill, and unable to continue living life to the fullest. In most cases, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Hospice celebrates life and supports the patient’s individual needs.
Patients must meet specific criteria in order to be eligible for hospice. The Alliance Hospice team will work with you and your physician to determine your eligibility.
Contact the Admission Coordinator at Alliance Hospice with any questions about hospice or eligibility.
After receiving a diagnosis for limited life expectancy, patients must make an important choice about goals for their treatment. When your physician tells you that there is no curative treatment for your illness, the treatment is not helping any longer or you decide that the side effects of treatment are too great, you may consider choosing comfort care as your goal.
Aggressive medical treatment focuses on curing the physical illness. It often requires intensive care in a clinical setting that can diminish quality of life. Hospice care has the focus of comfort, by relieving pain and other symptoms, while continuing to address emotional and spiritual needs of both the patient and family.
Alliance Hospice care neither prolongs life nor hastens death, but relieves pain and physical discomfort so that the patient can experience a more peaceful and satisfying quality. Hospice care is designed to primarily take place in the home. Many families tell us that they waited too long to take full advantage of all the benefits offered by hospice care.
Alliance Hospice operates hospice care and palliative care programs in North Augusta, South Carolina and the surrounding communities in Aiken, Barnwell, Edgefield and McCormick Counties. We are one of the nation’s premier providers of end-of-life care. Click here to Request Information or call 1-803-441-0174 to learn how hospice care can help.