The patients and families we serve must reside in our
service area, which includes all of Scotland County and
areas of Robeson, Richmond, Hoke, Marlboro, Dillon and
Chesterfield Counties. Hospice patients are cared for in the
familiar surroundings of their own homes, or home-like
settings such as rest homes and nursing homes. The
Hospice team develops an individualized plan of care
based on the needs of each of our patients and his or her
Those eligible for hospice care include persons of any age
with a life threatening illness and limited life expectancy.
The patient’s physician must certify that the individual is
appropriate for hospice care.The patient must understand
the hospice philosophy and agree to admission.
Referrals may be made by the physician, patient, family,
friend, minister or other community agencies. Once the
physician approves the referral, a Scotland Regional
Hospice staff member will schedule a meeting with the
patient and family or caregiver to explain the program and
answer any questions.