WHO WE ARE:
MountainCare, Inc. is a small nonprofit in Western North Carolina serving almost every audience in our region, from children to seniors and families to individuals, across all income levels. No one is turned away due to an inability to pay for services.
MountainCare was formed in February 2019 when HCA purchased Mission Hospital. Five independent entities within the Mission network joined to create one stand-alone agency, including Adult Day Services, Grief Support, Music Therapy, Rathbun House, and the Seating & Wheeled Mobility Clinic. Though our organization is new, our programs are not. We are committed to maintaining critical, nonprofit services that have existed for decades within our community.
MountainCare’s team members have been participating in Drums and Dragons since it’s beginning. We consider it our biggest fundraising opportunity each year, and a chance for our team to show the community how much we love what we do through a friendly competition.
WHO WE SERVE:
- Adults with dementia and neurocognitive impairments in need of specialized care
- Individuals with CP, SCI, MS, ALS, and other conditions requiring use of a wheelchair
- Children and adults grieving the death of a loved one
- Hospice patients benefitting from music therapy experiences for symptom management
- Families who need a place to stay when their loved one is hospitalized, often unexpectedly
YOUR CONTRIBUTION SUPPORTS:
- Almost 4,000 individuals and over 2,000 families a year
- Neighbors in 98 zip codes across the region
- Clients from infants to 105 years young
- The only Adult Day Program in Henderson and Transylvania counties
- The only hospitality house in the region
- Western North Carolina’s leading physical therapist providing complex seating and wheelchairs
THE DIFFERENCE WE MAKE...
“There are no words to adequately express my gratitude for this program and especially these people.” - anonymous
“I care about everyone [at MountainCare] and I know they care about me. I know everyone who works there appreciates us. I feel it. I really feel it. There’s no better place. I could go on and on, but just to say: I’ve had the best care that I’ve ever had in my life. . . It’s a wonderful place to go to and feel important.” - Laddie, Adult Day Participant
“[MountainCare is] my lifeline. My mom loves going each day. Without them her quality-of-life would decline dramatically.” - anonymous
“The staff is truly amazing. Loving people who love their work.” – anonymous
“Grief support has been instrumental in my ability to process my loss and grief and to move forward in my life.” – anonymous
“I found [my grief counselor] to be very easy to talk to and able to help me see things in a clearer way.” - anonymous
"The new MountainCare Seating and Wheeled Mobility clinic is an extreme value to our community! It is important that people who depend on mobility equipment and specialized seating have a resource they can turn to that is knowledgeable of everyone’s specific needs... while making sure the equipment provided is fitted properly. This is essential in preventing health issues such as pressure ulcers and problems with chronic pain. Having a local resource ... goes a long way towards helping us maintain the highest quality of life.
I know this first hand. I am a 26-year-old woman with cerebral palsy who has been seeing Barbara at the seating clinic since the age of one when she helped my parents obtain an adaptive stroller ... A year later, Barbara helped teach me how to drive a power chair and, with many hours of practice and patience, I became one of the youngest kids in North Carolina to receive insurance approval for a power wheelchair at the age of three. I have seen Barbara for a new power chair every 5 years ever since then with countless adjustments to my custom seating in between." - Suzanna Hare
Previous guests at Rathbun House have said the following:
"Comfort was written over everything here"
"Thankful for the sanctuary of this lovely place"
"This House just hugs you when you enter"
"The House is a night light when you're in darkness"
"The hospitality and beauty of the House is amazing"
"Everything was amazing, so helpful during this taxing time"