We are the end-of-life care specialists in Western North Carolina. This is all we do, caring for you and your loved ones through the last years and months of life. We believe innovative treatment and compassionate care go hand in hand. In fact, we are among the few organizations in the country that research and develop comfort care practices and treatments. We lead clinical studies that can help improve our patients’ symptoms and, ultimately, their quality of life.
Four Seasons is nationally recognized for providing exemplary palliative and end-of-life care. We are considered by other health care organizations to be a model for best practices and regularly offer on-campus and distance learning opportunities for other medical professionals. We have pioneered therapy treatments that incorporate music, massage and even pets--all of which have made a significant difference in the lives of our patients.
This broader view of what end-of-life care can do makes us a trusted and valued resource for physicians, other health care professionals, patients and families alike.
I've been a volunteer for Four Seasons for just shy of 1 1/2 years; I have volunteered in the hospice arm of the organization. This is a community of wonderful folks who are compassionate and thorough in helping patients and family members find their ways through the end of life. If you've ever lost a loved one, you know how emotionally and physically exhausting it can be. I can't put into words how uplifting it is to see families rise up to honor a loved one, day after day, working to ensure that person's comfort and dignity. You get to see the very best side of people when you work in hospice, and it makes you feel more hopeful as a person. Even something as simple as visiting with a patient for a few hours so a family member can leave home to run errands is such a help. Four Seasons also provides support for its volunteers so you don't feel like you're unprepared when you work one-on-one with patients and their families. I also sew comfort items for patients and it makes me
There are so many ways to volunteer at Four Seasons. Of course, they need help in directly supporting end of life care. But they also need help in their office, in their thrift store, and at events in the community. Some volunteers sew blankets, bake cookies, or visit with pets as therapy animals. At the volunteer appreciation event, we volunteers could feel the love from the staff. When you volunteer here, you can make a difference at an important time in someone's life.
Four Seasons is run by compassionate people and there are many wonderful ways to make a difference in the lives of others who are close to passing on. I’ve been volunteering for 9 months now, and find it extremely rewarding. I am also able to create my own schedule that gives me the flexibility I need to continue my traveling lifestyle. I would recommend Four Seasons to anyone who has love to share, and wants to develop a better understanding of the priorities in life’s journey.
Palliative and Hospice care are emerging models of end of life dynamics. At Four Seasons as an institution it engages community and builds a sense of deep engagement around heart centered caring. The staff at Four Seasons cares about its volunteers and is eager to match up opportunities once they have trained their volunteers thourghly. When I sought an opportunity to volunteer I compared other care providers and Four Seasons became my choice in that it walks its talk as a culture of living its vision and by its leadership and mission.