(8/15/12) – On Friday, August 24, 2012, an open house will be held at the McLeod Hospice House to unveil the new addition. The drop-in event will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. to allow donors, members of the community and McLeod staff the opportunity to view the new patient rooms. The McLeod Hospice House is located at 1203 East Cheves Street.
Since the opening of the 12-bed Hospice House in 2005, the reputation of McLeod Hospice for care and compassion and the desire for families with loved ones who are critically ill to receive inpatient hospice care close to home has grown steadily, resulting in increased demand for patient rooms in the McLeod Hospice House.
Responding to the needs of the community, the McLeod Foundation launched its One Vision, One Future campaign to raise funds to expand the facility. The two new wings of the McLeod Hospice House include 12 inpatient rooms, two family comfort areas, and additional office space. A new Meditation Garden has also been created adjacent to the additional patient rooms to offer patients and families an area of respite. The project has been totally funded through philanthropic support.
With care centered on the unique needs of the patient at the end of life, the environment of the McLeod Hospice House speaks to the comfort and spiritual needs of both the patient and the family. The patient rooms are spacious, with a seating area that can be made into a comfortable bed so that family members can spend the night with their loved one. Access to the outdoors and fresh air is also available from each patient room.
The McLeod Hospice House also features a sensory garden and courtyard for relaxation and renewal; a kitchen/dining area for families who would like to prepare meals; a grief recovery conference room for families and the community; a family area, and a chapel for prayer, meditation and reflection.
The McLeod Hospice House is currently the only inpatient hospice facility in the region. Without the McLeod Hospice House, families wishing to receive care in a similar setting would have to travel to Georgetown or Columbia.
McLeod Hospice serves patients in Florence, Darlington, Dillon, Lee and Marion counties. The facility is located at 1203 Cheves Street, on the corner of Cheves and Ballard Streets. For more information on the services of McLeod Hospice, please call (843) 777-2564.