CarePartners: An Overview
CarePartners offers what healthcare professionals call a “full continuum of post-acute care.” That simply means we have a wide range of services to help the people we serve live full and productive lives, despite illness, injury, disability, or issues related to aging.
Services provided by CarePartners include:
- CarePartners Rehabilitation Hospital, an 80-bed regional referral center with intensive inpatient rehabilitation programs for a multitude of illnesses, injuries, and conditions.
- Outpatient rehabilitation services at five locations throughout Buncombe County, offering a comprehensive variety of traditional and specialized therapies.
- Home health nursing and therapy, and private duty services in Buncombe, Henderson, Haywood, and surrounding counties, providing a full range of quality, cost-effective, in-home services for all ages.
- Hospice services and community-based palliative care services.
Hospice services are provided in the home as well as long-term care and assisted living facilities in Buncombe and surrounding counties. Our hospice program has an average daily census of approximately 280 patients. For those patients that can no longer remain at home and require a higher level of care, our inpatient facility—John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center—is a 27-bed, home-like facility.
Help for a difficult and challenging time. When an individual is facing a terminal illness, CarePartners Hospice and Palliative Care is available to provide compassionate care and support. Our goal is to ease emotional and physical problems, and to offer spiritual assistance and supportive care to the patient as well as family members and friends.
Hospice helps patients live fully through life's journey. Hospice care providers work to improve the quality of our patient's lives, seeking to allow them to spend their last days, weeks or months as free as possible of pain and other distressing symptoms.
Care in the place that you call home. Hospice services are provided in the home as well as long-term care and assisted living facilities in Buncombe and surrounding counties. Our hospice program has an average daily census of approximately 280 patients. For those patients that can no longer remain at home and require a higher level of care, our inpatient facility, John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center is a 27-bed, home-like facility.
Supportive and palliative care services such as medical consultative services are provided in our outpatient clinic, in long-term care and assisted living facilities, and in patients' homes.
Adult day services provide a safe, stimulating environment for those who can no longer be safely left alone during the day while family members and caregivers are at work or taking care of other responsibilities.
Private duty nursing, homemaker, and personal care services provide a wide array of customized, clinical and non-clinical services and companion care in the home.
Orthotics and prosthetics services provide bracing and artificial limbs at clinics in Asheville and Hendersonville, with care also available in the home and in medical facilities in Buncombe, Henderson, Haywood, Transylvania, Madison, Yancey and Avery counties.
Mission Hospital is the regional referral center for Western North Carolina and the adjoining region and is accredited by The Joint Commission. Mission Hospital was formed when St. Joseph's Hospital and Memorial Mission Medical Center merged in 1998. These hospitals then joined 3 regional hospitals and CarePartners post-acute services to create Mission Health System. Mission Health was bought by HCA in 2019, joining their group of over 180 hospitals and the largest GME training program in the country.
Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC
- Physicians in 50 plus specialties
- Licensed for more than 815 beds
- The medical staff includes more than 650
- Nearly 6,000 employees, including over 1,800 RNs
- More than 600 volunteers
- Covers a 90-acre hilltop campus
- Freestanding outpatient surgery center developed in a joint venture with staff physicians
- Reuter Children's Outpatient Center
Charles George VA Medical Center
The Asheville VAMC serves veterans from Western NC, TN, SC, and GA. The Asheville VAMC has a 110-bed hospital in addition to outpatient specialty and primary care clinics located in Asheville, Franklin, Rutherfordton, and Hickory as well as the Community Living Center SNF. The Asheville VA Palliative Care team is an interdisciplinary team consisting of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, RNs, social worker, psychologists, and chaplains. They provide inpatient and outpatient consultation as well as inpatient hospice in their 15-bed, inpatient hospice unit housed within the Community Living Center. The Asheville VA Palliative Care team has been nationally recognized within the VA health system for the outstanding care they deliver to seriously ill veterans approaching the end of their lives.
Founded in 1979, Four Seasons is a nationally respected, award winning, nonprofit organization that provides Palliative and Hospice care to 11 counties across Western North Carolina. Four Seasons has cared for over 10,000 patients and has been the recipient of the prestigious Circle of Life award. It ranks number one nationally in client satisfaction. Over its 40 years of existence, Four Seasons has grown to incorporate an inpatient hospice unit, the Elizabeth House in East Flat Rock, NC, and an innovative community-based Palliative Care program. They are preparing to open a new hospice unit in Franklin, NC, to continue to improve end-of-life care for patients in the rural communities of Western North Carolina. In addition to their hospice program, they have a robust, community-based palliative care program which includes clinics, home-based and facility-based care, a home health program, and care navigation. Four Seasons is a national leader in the growth and development of hospice and palliative care program. Its members are actively involved in CAPC (Center to Advance Palliative Care) and consult with programs across the country to help expand reach and viability. Through their Palliative Care Immersion Course, they provide education and experiential clinical training to clinicians around the country. Under the auspices of Dr. Janet Bull (past president of AAHPM, 2017), Four Seasons has become a leader in clinical research in the field of hospice and palliative medicine. In 2014, they received a nearly $10 million innovation grant from Medicare to study home-based care models for seriously ill patients.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC)
The Mountain Area Health Education Center is the center of excellence for improving the health of Western North Carolina. Located in Asheville, MAHEC serves healthcare professionals, students, and institutions throughout a 16-county region in Western North Carolina. Counties served are Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey. Our mission is to provide education, information, technology, research, training, and services to improve health outcomes in Western North Carolina through partnerships and neutrality.
MAHEC is often described as a pipeline for healthcare training. We connect middle and high school students to health career opportunities; we connect health science students to communities; our residency programs train the best and brightest graduates; and thousands of healthcare professionals are connected to better health through our continuing education programs.
We are a member of the North Carolina AHEC system, one of the oldest and most extensive AHEC systems in the country. The NC AHEC Program evolved in an effort to address national and state concerns with the supply, distribution, retention and quality of health professionals.
“I am grateful for the experience in this Fellowship and feel I am well prepared to work in this field as a Hospice and Palliative Care physician." -- Hospice Fellow
"Several of my clinic patients are enrolled in the Hospice and Palliative Care Program at CarePartners and I have been very pleased with the communication and documentation (or correspondence) I have received from CarePartners regarding the care of our shared patient." -- Family Medicine Resident