Hospice and Palliative Care can help you keep your loved one at home during the holidays. As the song goes: “There’s no place like home for the holidays.” Surrounded by family and friends, celebrating the season, sharing meals and memories – home is where the heart is. Many times, people put off making the decision […]
November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month During National Hospice and Palliative Care month, our goal is to help inform individuals and families of their options for care. Knowing not only what type of care is available, but also which care is right at which time, is invaluable information when making healthcare choices. Hospice […]
As Veterans Day approaches, we remember those who have served our country to defend our freedom. Thank you for your service. According to Futurity.com, a recent study shows that veterans are now receiving hospice care at a greater rate than members of the public receiving Medicare. This is thanks to a VA initiative that began […]
Fall Prevention Awareness Week in September puts the spotlight on the dangers of falls and fall-related injuries for older adults. Millions of those 65 and older fall each year, and statics for falls and fall-related injuries are eye-opening. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC): Falling once doubles your chances of falling again. Falls […]
Coping with the death of a loved one is challenging and emotionally overwhelming. You may experience a wide range of emotions including shock, anger, guilt, and extreme sadness. Grief can also have effects on your physical health, making it difficult to sleep, eat or even concentrate. Everyone’s grief is different and personal to them; there […]
There are more than 18.2 million veterans in our country, and more than half of these are over age 65. Only about five percent of veterans receive hospice care at end of life, even though they have specific needs due to their time in service that hospice teams are specifically trained to address. Many veterans […]
Lower Cape Fear Hospice is a nonprofit hospice that was founded almost 40 years ago by community volunteers to meet the needs of patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families. Much about hospice care has changed since then. This specialized medical care is more readily available, and such care at end of life is more […]
We hear it far too often: “I wish we had called hospice sooner.” Once people have experienced the level of care their loved one gets, as well as the education and support provided to family members, they understand how much having a hospice care team improves the whole family’s quality of life. With help with […]
Lower Cape Fear Hospice serves our patients wherever they are, regardless of if it’s at their home, an assisted care facility or in the hospital. We want our patients to spend as much time surrounded by their loved ones as possible. Take an inside look at our care centers and see the touches of home we put into each one.
The diagnosis of a life-limiting illness is devastating. It creates emotions, issues and anxiety unequal to almost anything else in life. We also understand that for many families, beginning the conversation around end of life planning is a difficult discussion to begin. We hope this complete family discussion guide will help you start the conversation.