The long-awaited SECU Hospice Care Center of Yadkin will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Aug. 2 at 10 a.m. at 243 N. Lee Ave. in Yadkinville. The process has been a lengthy one which began with a feasibility study to determine the need in the county for such a facility. In June of 2015, the State Employees Credit Union announced its financial support of the home.
The hospice facility will serve patients and their families from throughout the Yadkin Valley region. It will be the first inpatient hospice facility in Yadkin County. While Mountain Valley Hospice serves hospice patients with in-home care in Yadkin County, those needed full-time care in an inpatient facility must travel to Winston-Salem or Dobson.
“After a tremendous effort by many, we are so excited to share this wonderful new facility with the community. The citizens of Yadkin and surrounding counties we will now have a place for care at the end of life that is close to home,” said Executive Director Denise Watson.
The new SECU Hospice Care Center of Yadkin will offer a private, home-like setting, designed specifically to provide end-of-life care for patients who can no longer stay in their own home. The 11,000-square-foot facility will feature six, 300-square-foot patient suites with private baths, and outdoor patios. The new hospice care center will also feature a chapel, family living room, family kitchen, dining area, a children’s playroom, a teen room, community meeting room with covered patio, a sunroom, and a beautiful courtyard with a view of Pilot Mountain.
For more information on hospice care, or the SECU Hospice Care Center, contact Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care at 336-679-2466, or visit www.mtnvalleyhospice.org.
Kitsey Burns Harrison may be reached at 336-679-2341 or on Twitter and Instagram @RippleReporterK.