Hospice of Davidson County Hinkle Hospice House

Hinkle Hospice House

In meeting the needs of end of life care, Hospice of Davidson County recognizes that staying at home may not always be an option.

The Henry Etta & Bruce Hinkle Hospice House is the county’s only inpatient facility dedicated to expert Hospice Care for patients and families of Davidson County. This 12-bed facility offers 24-hour pain management and specialized medical care in a home-like, caring environment.

Patients at the Hinkle Hospice House receive the same services as those in a home, which include:

  • A dedicated team to manage symptoms and pain.
  • Emotional and spiritual support to help both the patient and family.
  • Grief support.

The Hinkle Hospice House is an option for patients whose pain and symptom management cannot be controlled in another setting – like the home or a facility.

Henry Etta and Bruce Hinkle

Henry Etta and Bruce Hinkle were supporters of Hospice of Davidson County for many years. Prior to her death in 2005, Henry Etta Hinkle served as Honorary Chair of the Capital Campaign to build the inpatient facility. The Hinkle family has long supported aging adults in our community, and we are grateful to have their support of our agency and services.

About the House
The Hinkle Hospice House is designed to help families feel at home. The facility includes:

  • A Meditation Room, designed to be spiritually comfortable for patients and families of all faiths.
  • 12 Patient Rooms, which are fully accessible with a touch of a button. Each room has a couch that transitions into a bed for family members, a full bath, and wireless internet access.
  • A Spa Room, where patients can enjoy a full bath and hairdressing.
  • A Full Commercial Kitchen, where meals are prepared for patients and families daily.

About Inpatient Care
Inpatient care at the Hinkle Hospice House may be the best option for patients and families when the following conditions are present:

  • Disease progression in the home may be more than a caregiver can handle.
  • Pain and symptoms cannot be managed in the home environment.
  • There is a need for a medication or dosage change and frequent monitoring is needed.
  • The patient and/or family need respite care.

What is Hospice Care?

Hospice is a specialized type of health care that is delivered by our own physicians, nurses, Hospice aides and social workers. Many patients and families also choose to include additional team members such as a spiritual counselor, grief counselor, and a volunteer.