We proudly offer the following services and programs to care for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of our patients and their families.
The Blue Ridge Hospice Inpatient Care Center (ICC), located at 333 W. Cork Street in downtown Winchester, is a comfortable, home-like environment where patients can receive 24 hour nursing care as well as continuation of the complementary services such as music therapy and spiritual care that are often provided in the home setting.
The ICC is meant to be a refuge for patients experiencing acute or complex symptoms that cannot be managed at home. The overall goal is always for the patient to return home with family, if an option, once symptoms are controlled.
The Inpatient Care Center includes private rooms, each uniquely designed, as well as a family library room. Friends and family of all ages are welcome to visit at anytime, night or day.
When a loved one dies and condolence visits from family and friends have dwindled, often the bereaved are left trying to piece their lives back together. Blue Ridge Hospice continues to be there for those left behind. Blue Ridge Hospice Bereavement Counselors, some of our behind-the-scenes caregivers, are available to help those suffering a loss to process their grief in a safe, comfortable, and confidential environment – meeting these individuals wherever they may be on their grief journey.
While providing grief counseling for hospice families is a priority, Blue Ridge Hospice provides grief support to the community as well. Unexpected tragedies such as fires, motor vehicle accidents, drug overdoses, suicides, and homicides take lives in our community every day, and the Blue Ridge Hospice Bereavement team is there to support all those who are grieving.
Blue Ridge Hospice offers a variety of grief support services including individual grief counseling, educational workshops, telephone outreach, resource materials, and an array of support groups.
With 4 board-certified music therapists on staff, we provide our patients and families with the best that music therapy has to offer.
Music promotes a state of relaxation and improves sleep; it can alleviate pain, reduce anxiety, and elevate moods. Music often fosters feelings of closeness, intimacy, and social interactions with family and others; it stimulates memories, encourages conversations and connections with others. Ultimately it provides comfort for patients to experience spiritual peace, joy and hope.
Blue Ridge Hospice is a National Roster Internship Site approved by the American Association of Music Therapy. The internship has been in existence since 2006. If interested in additional information or an application, please contact the internship director, Kristen Ashwood at email@example.com.
Non-denominational chaplains are available to assist in providing life reflections, prayers, sacraments or religious rites, and a comforting presence.