Robin Johnson House

Gaston Hospice and Grief Counseling Services

A Community of Caring

Imagine a place where highly skilled clinical care is administered around the clock in a comfortable, home-like setting; where a patient can be surrounded by the people they love. The Robin Johnson Inpatient Facility is just such a place. The nineteen-bed facility located at 5005 Shepherd's Way Drive in Dallas, NC, was built especially for Gaston Hospice patients. Patients may be placed at Robin Johnson for short-term care as an alternative to hospitalization when their pain or symptoms require greater medical supervision than can be provided at home. Whether they are suffering from intense pain, breathing difficulty, or some other issue like nausea/vomiting, care planning begins immediately with a goal of resolving the issue effectively so that families may get their loved one back home as soon as they are ready. 

Since 1981, Gaston Hospice has helped terminally ill patients and their families face the challenges of their last days with dignity, courage and strength. It has always been the goal of Gaston Hospice to help patients stay at home until the end whenever possible. Most people facing a terminal illness prefer to be cared for in their home.

The Robin Johnson Inpatient Facility is designed to be a place of comfort and peace with a professional clinical staff on duty 24 hours a day. Visitors are welcome at all hours and accomodations are available for a family member to spend the night in a patient's room if they desire.

The facility includes spacious patient rooms, each with private bath and family sitting area, as well as a sleeper chair. A lovely dining area provides a comfortable place for patients and their families to enjoy a meal together. Food is prepared by staff in the central kitchen and extra meals can be provided for visiting loved ones with some advance notice. There are several areas where families can visit with each other or just sit quietly and watch television or read. A children's play room offers toys, coloring books, videos and other activities for visiting children. A garden and walking trail invite patients and their families for a stroll outdoors.

The Robin Johnson Inpatient Facility was constructed and furnished thanks to the generous contributions of Gaston County's citizens and foundations. The facility continues to rely on donations to provide care for all those who need it, not just those who can afford it. Several programs are available to honor and remember a loved one. Further information on giving opportunities is available on the 'Donations' page as well as in the Gaston Hospice development office.


Family Room

Patient Room

Sitting Area

Dining Area



Gaston Hospice Services

Gaston Hospice is a local, non-profit healthcare organization that cares for people who have a life-limiting illness that is no longer responding to curative treatment. Hospice care enables these patients to live at home as fully as possible. Hospice puts both patient and family at the center of care planning.

Our Services Include:

- Pain and symptom management
- Assistance with financial and legal issues from a medical social worker
- Emotional and spiritual support from licensed counselors and chaplains
- Certified nursing assistants to help with personal care
- Volunteers to help provide companionship, run errands, etc.
- Respite care when family caregivers need a break
- Medications, equipment and supplies
- Grief support for loved ones

We Provide Our Services:

- In the home
- In the Robin Johnson House
- In the long term care facility
- In the hospital

Gaston Hospice serves any resident of Gaston County and the surrounding area who has been diagnosed with a life expectancy of six months or less. Services are provided regardless of diagnosis or ability to pay.

More Information

The Robin Johnson House is located at 5005 Shepherds Way Drive, Dallas, NC.

Directions from Gastonia or I-85: Take 321N. toward Dallas; take Cherryville exit, turn right at top of ramp; right at second traffic light onto Dallas-High Shoals Road (Business 321); travel one mile and turn left onto Shepherd's Way Drive.

Robin Johnson House Phone (704) 922-4211


To find out more about about Gaston Hospice, stop by our office (directions), contact us via email , or by phone at: 704.861-8405


Architectural rendering of the expansion

New wing

New wing, courtyard view

New sitting area

Brick pavers have been reinstalled in the courtyard.  Have you ordered yours?

Mailing address:
Gaston Hospice
PO Box 3984
Gastonia NC 28054
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