The Hospice of Rutherford County is a nonprofit organization licensed by the states of North Carolina and South Carolina. It is a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Interfaith Caregivers Alliance and Carolinas Center for Hospice and End-of-life Care. Its hospice team includes a nurse, certified nursing assistant, social worker, trained volunteer, chaplain, bereavement coordinator and medical director. The center develops a plan of physical, emotional and spiritual care for the patient and provides instruction and support to the caregiver. It offers a wide range of services, such as 24-hour nursing facility, pain management, physician service, grief education and bereavement counseling. It organizes various recreation programs for the entertainment of parents and their families, including puppet shows, rainbow Christmas, and camping and Friday lunches. It also provides classes on Bible studies, devotionals, crafts and music. Hospice of Rutherford County is located in Forest City, N.C.