If you or someone you love is faced with a serious illness like cancer, heart disease, or Alzheimer's, Burke Hospice and Palliative Care can help. Our mission is to provide excellent care and service for patients with a life-limiting illness, and support for their families.


Burke Hospice and Palliative Care serves Burke, Catawba, Caldwell, Avery, McDowell, Rutherford, Cleveland and Lincoln counties of Western North Carolina.



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• Our Hospice House
In medieval times, a hospice was a special house where sick and weary travelers might rest during a journey. Our modern Hospice House comforts those on a different journey: the long road of serious illness.

Hospice Care
Burke Hospice and Palliative Care is a special kind of healthcare that aims to ease the person’s suffering, relieve social, emotional, or spiritual pain, and provide support for family and friends affected by the illness.

  • • Palliative Care
    Palliative Care provided by Burke Hospice and Palliative Care will help you manage your condition at home, while providing all the information you need to make the right decisions about your health care.
  • • Transitions
    Living with a chronic or serious illness can be like running a marathon—it takes courage, determination, and friends to cheer you on. The Burke Hospice and Palliative Care Transitions program can help you find the endurance and strength to make it through each day's race.
  • • In Community Facilities
    Burke Hospice and Palliative Care goes wherever you are. If you live in a local nursing facility, your Burke Hospice team will visit you there, adding their care to the services you already receive from the facility staff.
  • • Grief Counseling
    Burke Hospice and Palliative Care offers bereavement counseling and services that are tailored to each person's unique needs.
  • • Workshops/Education
    Burke Hospice and Palliative Care workshops are available to health care professionals - many offer approved contact hours for nurses, social workers, and nursing assistants. Staff members are available to speak to community and church groups on a wide variety of topics.