National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

November is National Hospice and Palliative Month!
For more than 40 years, hospice has helped provide interdisciplinary, supportive care to millions of people, allowing them to spend their final months wherever they call home and surrounded by their loved ones. Hospice teams craft plans of care that ensure pain management, therapies, and treatments all center on the patients’ and their loved ones’ goals and wishes. Hospice care also provides emotional support and advice to help family members become confident caregivers and adjust to the future with grief support for up to a year.
For more information on the services Mountain Hospice provides, call us at (304) 823-3922. We will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
Mountain Hospice
“Comfort & Compassion When It’s Needed Most”


Senior Day at the Randolph County Fair

The Randolph County Fair is coming up fast, which means it’s about time for Senior Day at the Fair!

Together, Mountain Hospice, The Randolph County Fair, The Randolph County Senior Center, and Country Roads Transit will be hosting their annual Senior Day on Thursday, August 24th, at Camp Pioneer in Beverly starting at 10:00AM. 

We hope to see you there!

Mountain Living Community Now Open for Full Capacity!

Mountain Living Community is now open for full capacity! With room to accommodate 24 residents, this state of the art facility is ready to care for your loved one. Mountain Living Community provides our residents with exceptional around the clock care, activities, meals, and so much more. For more information, or to schedule a tour, call us at (304) 823-4270!




Mountain Hospice Recognizes Vietnam Veterans Day

Mountain Hospice recognizes Vietnam Veterans on March 29, 2021. Veteran – to – Veteran Volunteers and the Volunteers Coordinator – Patty Delauder, recently visited some veteran patients that served in Vietnam for a “Welcome Home Vietnam Day” recognition. Each Vietnam Veteran received a lapel pin and a Certificate of Recognition. Mountain Hospice is partnered with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the “We Honor Veterans Program” where the organization is recognized as a Level 5 partner in the “We Honor Veterans Program.”  The Volunteer Coordinator, Patty Delauder, reports that “We are very proud to provide services to the veterans in Barbour, Randolph, Pocahontas, Pendleton, Grant, and Mineral Counties.” Please contact the office at 304-823-3922 if you are a veteran or veteran organization interested in services or a volunteer opportunity.

Mountain Hospice Volunteer Available at our Franklin Office

Mountain Hospice Volunteer Jayne Germain will be available at the Franklin Mountain Hospice office every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00PM to 3:00PM. Our office is located at 280 S. Main Street. Please stop by the office to meet her in person. She will be able to provide resources about services that Mountain Hospice offers, as well as volunteer opportunities! A resident of Franklin, Jayne has volunteered with Mountain Hospice since 2019. She joined our efforts to provide support to our patients and their families.

“I was first introduced to hospice in 1988 when I took a part-time position as an Administrative Assistant in a local Hospice Volunteer Services Office”, says Jayne. “During my employment, I took volunteer training and then began making home visits. Later left the hospice office continuing to pursue my career as a paralegal.”
“When it comes to hospice training, my parents were my best education. My mom died in 2008 and my dad a year and half later in 2010. I was privileged to be the ‘point person’ for my parents and my family with the team who cared for them. We were able to keep them comfortable and at home during their separate dying process surrounded by family and friends. It was a cared time that I will always treasure.”

“Years later Vermont University was offering a certification program to become an End-of-Life Doula. It was a new program and it had caught my attention. I signed up for the course that was taught by Francesca Arnoldy, a birth doula and End-of Life Doula who was also a Hospice volunteer. I was moved so much by the course I went directly back to our local hospice and reintroduced myself and asked if I could be of service. I was fortunate to be one of a handful of volunteers to help launch a pilot program of volunteers.”

“Recently, my friend Claudia from Vermont asked why I wanted to volunteer to do this type of work. I said that it was a slice of population that is underserved and deserves more personal attention. She then said, ‘Yes I understand that, but why do you want to do this?’ Well, that is simple. I volunteer to spend time with the dying because it touches my heart and feeds my soul. I am a native recently from Vermont and I am grateful now to be a resident of Pendleton County where I can volunteer for an organization that provides services to the terminally ill patients.”

For more information on Mountain Hospice, or to learn how you can give back to your community by volunteering, call Patty Delauder, Volunteer Coordinator & Receptionist, at 304-823-3922!

COVID-19 Virus Update

Mountain Hospice continues to closely monitor information on the Covid-19 Virus. Our primary concern is the health and well-being of our patients and families, our staff, and the population of the communities that we serve. Hopefully, the following information will be helpful.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends if you are coughing, sneezing, sweating heavily, or having difficulty breathing, or if you have a temperature higher than 100.4, please self-quarantine and seek care from your primary care physician or urgent care. You should call ahead to let them know what symptoms you are displaying to arrange your visit.

To assist in maintaining a healthy environment, the CDC recommends the following preventative action:

•Appropriately cover minor coughs and sneezes (tissue/sleeve)

•Clean frequently touched surfaces (Clorox and Lysol wipes can be used for computers, headsets, etc.)

•Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. You could sing Happy Birthday twice while washing your hands to make sure you are washing for 20 seconds.

•Try to avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes with hands.

•Avoid handshaking

•Avoid large crowds, including public transportation

•Try to keep 6 feet from anyone that is displaying symptoms

•Self-quarantine if you have been overseas and recently returned to the United States.

The following websites from the CDC contain additional information regarding Covid-19:

•What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19):…/201…/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf

•What to do if you are sick with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19):…/2019-ncov/if-yo…/steps-when-sick.html…

•Stop the spread of germs – help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses like COVID-19:…/downloads/stop-the-spread-of-germs.pdf

Rest assured that our staff are continuously monitored for any signs of illness. This is something that we have always done. If one of our team displays any signs or symptoms of illness, they are removed from patient care until their illness subsides.

That being said, we have decided to postpone our upcoming events. A later date will be announced for our Designer Handbag Bingo.

If you have any concerns, please contact Mountain Hospice at 304-823-3922.

But most of all, stay healthy and safe!!