Burke Hospice & Palliative Care


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. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at (828) 879-1601. Our staff is ready to help you and your loved ones.


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Meet Our Staff

Burke Hospice & Palliative Care utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to provide each patient and family a plan of care specific to their needs. A specially trained team of professionals and volunteers work in close cooperation with the patient, their family, and their personal physician to insure the most appropriate, high quality care is given.


Who We Are

Burke Hospice & Palliative Care is your premier hometown hospice providing over 35 years of trusted service and compassionate care. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit recognized by the IRS, Burke Hospice was founded in 1981 by a handful of dedicated volunteers. Today, we have a staff of over 100 professionals and serve over 200 patients per day in our programs. Every year, we touch the lives of thousands more relatives, friends, and neighbors in our community.

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What is hospice?

Each society throughout history has evolved special ways of caring for the dying and the bereaved. In the United States, over 4,000 local hospice and palliative care programs offer specialized care to people suffering from life-limiting illnesses and injuries. Hospice is a philosophy of care which respects and values the dignity of each person. Hospices care for people approaching death by cherishing life - by helping patients (and those who love and care for them) live each day to the fullest. Hospice and Palliative Care is the practical expression of that personal and professional commitment. 



Days on Avg Hospice Patients live Longer

Studies have shown that hospice-care patients live up to 29 days longer or more on average than non-hospice terminally-ill patients.




months longer lived with Palliative Care

A new study found that patients who received palliative care lived, on average, almost two months longer than those who received standard care.




Percent of Patients Leave Hospice-Care

Hospice is not a one-way ticket. 15 percent of hospice patients leave hospice care in better condition than when they entered.




With earlier referral to a hospice program, patients may receive care that results in better management of symptoms, leading to stabilization of their condition and prolonged survival.

New England Journal of Medicine / Read Full Article



Support Us



Burke Hospice & Palliative Care is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt (nonprofit) organization. Donations to our organization are tax-deductible.

Volunteer opportunities

Burke Hospice & Palliative Care is always looking for friendly, helpful people to join our volunteer “family.” Volunteers are our most valuable resource.

Wishlist Items

Everyday items we can use in our facilities. We gratefully accept these items at our Inpatient Care Center on 1721 Enon Road in Valdese.