hospice of laurens county
Established in May 1987. . .
Hospice of Laurens County (HOLC) was the first hospice to open in Laurens County, South Carolina and has continued to be a leader in hospice care in our community. HOLC was established in May 1987 by a group of volunteers who identified a need for Hospice in this community. HOLC is a not-for-profit organization caring for all patients regardless of their ability to pay for services. Since 1987 we have served thousands of patients and their families. HOLC not only cares for the patient but also their family and loved ones.
In 2008 HOLC opened the Hospice House, the first of its kind in Laurens County. The Hospice House serves patients and their families that cannot be cared for in their home or choose not to. The Hospice House is a peaceful home-like environment that provides areas for the patient and the family to spend their final months, weeks, days, or even hours together.
Hospice offers comfort care rather than curative treatment. Hospice care focuses on the quality of life and death is viewed as a natural process; we do not hasten nor postpone this natural course. HOLC takes a team approach; this team includes physicians, nurses, social workers, home health aides, volunteers, and chaplains. On call nursing is available to provide care and support on a 24-hour a day, seven day a week basis. HOLC has an average response time of less than 5 minutes.
HOLC provides medication needed for pain and symptom management related to the terminal illness, as well as supplies and medical equipment such as hospital beds and oxygen when needed for comfort care. We consider the family of a hospice patient to be a “unit of care”. Support for the caregiver is provided throughout the process and bereavement services are provided for at least 13 months after the death of a patient.
Hospice of Laurens County
1304 Springdale Drive
Clinton, SC 29325