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Hospice Myths & Questions Answered

Hospice Myths & Questions Answered

Is Hospice a Place? Hospice is not a place, but rather an approach to care designed to enhance life and can be provided wherever you call home. This could be a private residence, assisted living community, or nursing center. Does involving Hospice Care mean we are...

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How to Support a Veteran as Their Caregiver

How to Support a Veteran as Their Caregiver

At any given time, over 25% of patients being served by Four Seasons are Veterans. We understand first-hand the additional challenges you may face caring for a Veteran. This post will give you helpful tips for caring for your loved one, as well as how Four Seasons can...

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Support for Caregivers of a Loved One with Dementia

Support for Caregivers of a Loved One with Dementia

Four Seasons understands that caring for your loved one living with dementia is difficult. You are not alone, and Four Seasons is here to help you. Included in this blog post, you'll find helpful information about how to care for yourself, how Four Seasons can support...

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How Four Seasons Can Help with Dementia Care

How Four Seasons Can Help with Dementia Care

At Four Seasons, we understand and are familiar with the challenges facing those living with dementia and their caregivers. You are not alone, and Four Seasons is here to help you. Included in this blog post, you'll find helpful information and resources as you...

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How to Support a Grieving Friend

How to Support a Grieving Friend

How to Help a Grieving Friend: 11 Things to Do When You're Not Sure What to Do This essay is written by Megan Devine, founder of Refuge in Grief. Visit her website for more on how you can help support your own or a friend's grief journey.  Additional resources for how...

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Four Seasons Designated Level 4 We Honor Veterans Member

Four Seasons Designated Level 4 We Honor Veterans Member

Four Seasons is pleased to announce that on April 11, 2024, we earned the We Honor Veterans Level 4 Status! This achievement is significant as there are five levels hospice organizations can achieve through the We Honor Veterans program. It demonstrates that Four...

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Serious Illness & Hospice Care Blog

How to Support a Veteran as Their Caregiver

How to Support a Veteran as Their Caregiver

At any given time, over 25% of patients being served by Four Seasons are Veterans. We understand first-hand the additional challenges you may face caring for a Veteran. This post will give you helpful tips for caring for your loved one, as well as how Four Seasons can...

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Support for Caregivers of a Loved One with Dementia

Support for Caregivers of a Loved One with Dementia

Four Seasons understands that caring for your loved one living with dementia is difficult. You are not alone, and Four Seasons is here to help you. Included in this blog post, you'll find helpful information about how to care for yourself, how Four Seasons can support...

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How Four Seasons Can Help with Dementia Care

How Four Seasons Can Help with Dementia Care

At Four Seasons, we understand and are familiar with the challenges facing those living with dementia and their caregivers. You are not alone, and Four Seasons is here to help you. Included in this blog post, you'll find helpful information and resources as you...

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What is Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care?

What is Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care?

The Difference Between Adult and Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care Pediatric hospice and palliative care are like running a marathon rather than a sprint. Children’s bodies are resilient and they change quickly. So, the “finish line” isn’t always clear. When...

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Bill Troutman’s Story and Veteran Pinning Ceremony

Bill Troutman’s Story and Veteran Pinning Ceremony

Four Seasons was honored to provide our 1000th Veteran pinning ceremony to Bill Troutman in February 2024. Bill's wife, Elaine, told Bill's story at the ceremony, and we invite you to read her words below. You can also view the video of this special ceremony below. We...

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Putting People First

Putting People First

Putting people first means that your healthcare wishes and desires direct the path of your care and that’s exactly what Four Seasons does. Our Four Seasons Hospice Team works with you and your existing providers to ensure that what matters most to you is prioritized...

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Home Care Blog

Four Seasons Home Care Named 6th in Nation

Four Seasons Home Care Named 6th in Nation

Four Seasons is proud to announce that we received the distinguished 2024 Best of Home Care –Top 100 Leader in Experience Award from Home Care Pulse, the leading firm in experience management for senior personal care, placing 6th in the nation. The Top 100 Leader in...

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Home Safety for Your Aging Loved One

Home Safety for Your Aging Loved One

At Four Seasons, we care about your loved one’s safety in their home. In this article, you’ll find ways to improve the safety conditions in their home as well as additional resources. Remove Throw and Area Rugs Rugs of any kind can be a tripping hazard for your loved...

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How Does Passive Remote Monitoring Help My Loved One?

How Does Passive Remote Monitoring Help My Loved One?

Is your loved one at risk of falling in their home? Are you concerned that if unable to call for help, your loved one might be in distress without anyone knowing? Four Seasons Home Care can help with Passive Remote Monitoring. Passive Remote Monitoring, powered by...

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Home Care Announces Virtual Monitoring

Home Care Announces Virtual Monitoring

Four Seasons Home Care is pleased to announce that it will begin offering Passive Remote Monitoring for its clients. Passive Remote Activity Monitoring, powered by Zemplee, is the use of digital technology to collect daily activity data within a client’s home and...

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Patient & Family Support Services Blog

Support for Caregivers of a Loved One with Dementia

Support for Caregivers of a Loved One with Dementia

Four Seasons understands that caring for your loved one living with dementia is difficult. You are not alone, and Four Seasons is here to help you. Included in this blog post, you'll find helpful information about how to care for yourself, how Four Seasons can support...

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How Four Seasons Can Help with Dementia Care

How Four Seasons Can Help with Dementia Care

At Four Seasons, we understand and are familiar with the challenges facing those living with dementia and their caregivers. You are not alone, and Four Seasons is here to help you. Included in this blog post, you'll find helpful information and resources as you...

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How to Support a Grieving Friend

How to Support a Grieving Friend

How to Help a Grieving Friend: 11 Things to Do When You're Not Sure What to Do This essay is written by Megan Devine, founder of Refuge in Grief. Visit her website for more on how you can help support your own or a friend's grief journey.  Additional resources for how...

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Four Seasons Home Care Named 6th in Nation

Four Seasons Home Care Named 6th in Nation

Four Seasons is proud to announce that we received the distinguished 2024 Best of Home Care –Top 100 Leader in Experience Award from Home Care Pulse, the leading firm in experience management for senior personal care, placing 6th in the nation. The Top 100 Leader in...

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Navigating the Post Holiday Blues with Children

Navigating the Post Holiday Blues with Children

Author: Jay Wilson, MSW, LCSWA- Four Seasons Child & Adolescent Grief Coordinator The Joy of the Holiday Season The holidays can be an exciting time. For many people, they bring a change of routine and a collective, concerted effort for positivity. The news cycle...

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Hiking and Healing with Horses

Hiking and Healing with Horses

Throughout the year, Four Seasons' child and adolescent grief program, Compass, offers one-day fun outings centered around connecting grief with daily life and connecting with others. These meet-ups provide the opportunity for grieving children and their families to...

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What is Camp Compass?

What is Camp Compass?

Camp Compass is Four Seasons’ grief camp for those ages 5-15 anticipating or experiencing the death of a loved one. This year, Camp Compass was held at Hickory Nut Gap Farm in Fairview, North Carolina. Among the attendees, campers had experienced the death of parents,...

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5 Reasons to Call Hospice Sooner

5 Reasons to Call Hospice Sooner

It's a myth that Hospice is only for the final days of life. In fact, it’s recommended that as soon as you are eligible for hospice, you call us, so that the time you have left is on your terms and so that we can ensure that your wishes are carried out. To qualify for...

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Four Seasons Mission Moments

Read stories from families we have been privileged to serve and from our treasured team members.

Four Seasons Home Care Named 6th in Nation

Four Seasons Home Care Named 6th in Nation

Four Seasons is proud to announce that we received the distinguished 2024 Best of Home Care –Top 100 Leader in Experience Award from Home Care Pulse, the leading firm in experience management for senior personal care, placing 6th in the nation. The Top 100 Leader in...

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Four Seasons Foundation 2022 Annual Impact Report

Four Seasons Foundation 2022 Annual Impact Report

Four Seasons Foundation is tremendously grateful for the opportunity to share with you this Annual Impact Report that not only acknowledges our amazing donors like you but also shares how you enable us to provide excellent serious illness and end-of-life care. Thank...

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The Power of Music Therapy

The Power of Music Therapy

When COVID-19 rolled into Western North Carolina, questions about how best to care for our community took on a different tone. Hospice families welcome us not only into their homes, but also into emotionally and medically difficult times in their lives. I will never...

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We Provide Trusted Collaboration

We Provide Trusted Collaboration

Four Seasons is committed to providing Trusted Collaboration because we believe that we can best serve our patients by working closely together. The following story told by a Four Seasons team member shows how our staff works together to adapt and care for our...

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Wally Ruck’s Gift to Lois’ Linens

Wally Ruck’s Gift to Lois’ Linens

Lois’ Linens was established in 2017 in memory of Lois Vera Cruz. When Lois entered Four Seasons hospice care, Four Seasons arranged for a hospital bed to be delivered to her home. Without twin-sized sheets to cover the bed, the family had to purchase them...

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Our People

Read stories about our leaders & staff (see our Volunteer Blog below as well).

Four Seasons Home Care Named 6th in Nation

Four Seasons Home Care Named 6th in Nation

Four Seasons is proud to announce that we received the distinguished 2024 Best of Home Care –Top 100 Leader in Experience Award from Home Care Pulse, the leading firm in experience management for senior personal care, placing 6th in the nation. The Top 100 Leader in...

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Dr. Michael Barnett Joins Four Seasons

Dr. Michael Barnett Joins Four Seasons

Four Seasons is proud and honored to welcome Dr. Michael Barnett, MD, MS, FACP, FAAP, FAAHPM to our Pediatric Hospice & Palliative Care team. “Having worked in pediatric palliative care for over a decade, I’ve seen firsthand the challenges (and joys) of caring for...

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Four Seasons Named Top 10 Best Place to Work

Four Seasons Named Top 10 Best Place to Work

Four Seasons is proud to announce being awarded a Modern Health Care top 10 Best Place to Work nationally in the provider/insurer category. Four Seasons announced in May that it had been named a 2023 Best Place to Work a second time, earning top 50 nationally in 2021...

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Four Seasons Named a Best Place to Work 2023

Four Seasons Named a Best Place to Work 2023

Four Seasons has been once again selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the 2023 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. With over 43 years of experience, Four Seasons is an award-winning, nationally recognized non-profit organization providing Care Navigation, Home Care,...

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Four Seasons Becomes Living Wage Certified

Four Seasons Becomes Living Wage Certified

Four Seasons, The Care You Trust is proud to announce that it is Living Wage Certified by Just Economics of WNC.  In order to be considered Living Wage Certified, an employer must pay all full-time and part-time staff at least the living wage rate as defined by Just...

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Volunteer Blog

Read stories about our volunteers, volunteer opportunities and more!

Volunteering at Four Seasons is a Work of Heart

Volunteering at Four Seasons is a Work of Heart

Volunteering at Four Seasons is a Work of Heart. Many of our volunteers know first-hand how palliative and hospice care benefits patients and families. Read their stories and what volunteering at Four Seasons means to them below.Bill Tankersley After losing his wife,...

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Sewing Volunteers

Sewing Volunteers

Author: Jennifer Fox, Volunteer Coordinator Four Seasons sewing volunteers provide many different services to patients and clients. They make comfort items such as neck pillows, butterfly pillows, busy aprons for dementia patients, and relief packs containing rice...

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Tuck-In Call Volunteers

Tuck-In Call Volunteers

Every Thursday morning, volunteers arrive at Four Seasons’ Franklin, Asheville, and Flat Rock offices prepared to make dozens of calls to hospice patients receiving in-home care. They are part of a dedicated “tuck-in call” team, and many of them have been giving their...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Julia Hunt

Volunteer Spotlight: Julia Hunt

Author: Chloe Jackson, West Volunteer Coordinator Pictured below: Julia Hunt (right) and her friend Nearly 30 years ago, Julia Hunt’s stepfather was admitted to a hospice in Kentucky. At the time, Julia was involved in other volunteer work, but her stepdad and...

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Volunteer Opportunities Abound!

Volunteer Opportunities Abound!

Author: Chloe Jackson-Pierce, West Region Volunteer Coordinator As the Volunteer Coordinator for the West region, I’m regularly touched by the compassion and commitment volunteers bring to their work. Since I joined the team at Four Seasons, I’ve seen volunteers go...

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How I Became a Hospice Volunteer

How I Became a Hospice Volunteer

Author: Dave Stewart, Hospice Volunteer How I Became a Hospice Volunteer I have been a Hospice volunteer since 2018. Before 2018, I had heard that Hospice was an organization that helped terminally ill patients, but that was about it. My sister developed a brain...

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