Good Samaritan Hospice served our first family on March 9th, 1992.
We turn 25 years old this year!
No need to cook on Wednesday, March 15th.
Join us at the Wasena City Tap Room instead!
Hospice is not a place but a philosophy of care for people with an incurable or life-limiting disease. When a patient enters into hospice care, Good Samaritan Hospice comes to them to provide compassionate and comprehensive services, whether their residence is a home, a nursing facility, or a hospital. Hospice care is provided most often in a patient’s home – the place where someone is most comfortable surrounded by friends, family, and familiar objects.
While the goal of most medical care is to cure, the goal of hospice is to provide palliative (comfort-related) care that enables a patient to live his or her final days as fully as possible surrounded by care, compassion, and dignity. The hospice philosophy sees dying as a natural part of life, yet we do not hasten nor postpone this natural process. The last stage of life can be a time for growing, sharing, cherishing and letting go.
Good Samaritan Hospice’s team is comprised of physicians, nursing staff, social work staff, chaplains, hospice aids, and volunteers who work together to care for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of both the patient and their family and loved ones.
Good Samaritan Hospice the only community-based, non-profit hospice serving the Roanoke and New River Valleys. There are no stakeholders or philanthropy outlets to serve. Simply put, our patients and families come first. We see everything we do for others as an opportunity to give back.
All income and donations are channeled back into our specialized services so we can continue to provide an unparalleled level of care. Our profits are also used to create “extra” services like Complementary Therapies, our Memory Catchers program and extensive bereavement support.
Make a gift to support Good Samaritan Hospice's many enhanced services which improve the quality of life for our patients and support the healthy grieving and reconcilitation of our patient's families.These services are at no cost to the patients and families and are uncompensated by insurance.
Volunteers work directly with patients and families, providing companionship, respite, and practical help such as running errands or transportation. Volunteers also help with office work and are involved in community projects.
Help Raise Awareness!
Every person who has Medicare or Medicaid is entitled to the right to request hospice care. Furthermore, Good Samaritan Hospice NEVER turns anyone away due to lack of ability to pay. Help us ensure that everyone knows the value of hospice care and where to find resources when the time comes that they or a loved one might benefit from hospice. Hospice should not be a last minute decision! Let Good Samaritan care for you, your loved ones, and your friends so that the final months of life are filled with comfort and meaning.
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