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 (link to hospice page) has changed since then. This specialized medical care is more readily available, and such care at end […]
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.
There is no right or wrong way to process grief–it’s an individual experience. One of the many ways we help members of the community cope is through our Family Days programs. Learn more about the free grief counseling options available by attending a Family Day event.
Lower Cape Fear Hospice is about much more than advanced care planning and pain relief. It’s about celebrating everyday moments and allowing the chance for you or your loved ones to spend more time together enjoying the things you traditionally do as a family. Find answers to common questions about making a referral to hospice in this article.
When it’s time for hospice or palliative care, it can be difficult to make a decision from the myriad of choices facing you. All hospice providers are different, so it can be hard to decide which one to choose. Start by looking for these 7 qualities in any provider.
Palliative care improves quality of life by providing comfort and pain management to those of any age who have a serious illness. Your loved ones can qualify for palliative care no matter what age, no matter what stage of their serious illness while curative treatment is ongoing.
Only 10 percent of our patients take advantage of their full Medicare hospice benefits. The Medicare hospice benefit includes ALL medical care, equipment, medications and visits related to the diagnosis. Because many patients are unaware of available funding, we go the extra mile to help ensure you’re getting the most out of your hospice benefit. Learn more about all your medicare benefits in this article.