Family members of a Hospice House patient enjoy a hot meal on a snowy night. Holy Cross’ service is part of their commitment as a Good Samaritan “faith in action” partner. (photo submitted by Marsha VanHecke)
Family members of a Hospice House patient enjoy a hot meal on a snowy night. Holy Cross’ service is part of their commitment as a Good Samaritan “faith in action” partner. (photo submitted by Marsha VanHecke)

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Hospice patient’s family finds shelter from wintry weather

Published 4:25pm Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Tuesday night, Jan. 28, the snow fell and the roads grew icy.

Family members visiting a patient at Hospice House of the Carolina Foothills decided to spend the night.

Through the kindness of Holy Cross Episcopal Church, they would not have to trudge out in the bad weather to search for dinner. Instead, they were served a delicious hot meal of split pea soup and chicken tetrazzini, homemade and frozen earlier in the month by ladies at Holy Cross.

The Hospice House chef also pulled brownies out of the freezer for dessert (whipped up by volunteer Betsy Zeek), and brewed a pot of hot coffee.

Hospice House is a Medicare-certified 12-bed inpatient medical facility serving families in the Foothills of North and South Carolina. Hospice House of the Carolina Foothills is located on a peaceful 14-acre woods on Fairwinds Road in Landrum, easily accessible from both I-26 and Highway 14.

The house provides comforts to families, including accommodations for an overnight stay; emotional and spiritual support; a chapel; a family room and children’s playroom; in-house kitchen and dining room; gardens and walking path.

Founded in 1981 as Hospice of Polk County, the Medicare-certified, not-for-profit, free-standing agency has continuously provided care for individuals, and their families, who live with serious and terminal illness, grief and loss.

- article submitted
by Marcia VanHecke 

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