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Four Seasons The Care You Trust

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Crisis Support
  • Health & Medicine
  • Seniors
  • Veterans & Military Families

Location

571 S ALLEN RDFLAT ROCK, NC 28731 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Co-Creating The Care Experience

Description

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.

Reviews

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by Patsy T. (January 28, 2020)
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
by Liz H. (January 28, 2020)
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.
by Belinda W. (January 27, 2020)
As a volunteer offering home respite I frequently see a wife or husband alone caring for their spouse. Just a few hours of respite care makes a world of difference to them. Four Seasons continually engages and encourages their volunteers in order to achieve this. For me, it is time well spent.
by Donna I. (January 25, 2020)
When my mother was ill we used palliative care then hospice care from Four Seasons. I was so pleased with the compassion and support given to her and to our family that I vowed to become a volunteer. For the past year and a half I have been an in-home hospice volunteer for Four Seasons, providing respite for the caregiver to get out and run errands, attend an appointment, or to have a few hours with friends. I know how important this is for the caregiver and for the person who is ill. It is my pleasure to be able to do this and I appreciate being invited into someone's home during such a trying time. The patients have become friends and I know that in a small way I've made things just a bit easier. There are other ways to volunteer with Four Seasons for those who may not want direct patient contact - there is the Hospice store, tending the gardens, running errands, etc. Take a look at the opportunities and see if it's right for you.
by Tina H. (January 24, 2020)
Four Seasons is a very well-run agency that provides excellent initial training and ongoing workshops to provide volunteers with the skills they need.
by Susan D. (January 24, 2020)
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.
by Said O. (January 24, 2020)
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.

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