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.
While all of our patients are special, we have a deep feeling of gratitude and admiration toward the men and women who have served our country. If you’re a veteran, you may not be aware of the hospice and palliative care benefits offered through the VA, and so we wanted to provide this basic guide […]
At Lower Cape Fear Hospice, we realize that “freedom isn’t free.” It’s only through the noble service and sacrifice of men and women in our military that we are able to have so many blessings. This deep, heart-felt gratitude is one reason that we provide extensive benefits geared toward veterans. Hospice provides a dedicated social worker, veteran volunteers and is partnered with the We Honor Veterans program. Continue reading to learn more about the benefits of each program and how Hospice can help the veteran in your life.
Your parents are an instrumental part of who you are. From your first steps across the living room floor to your steps of achievement across the stage at graduation, your parents have watched you grow and have contributed to elements of your personality. Perhaps you never even realized the extent of this dedication until you became a parent yourself. When a parent is facing a life-limiting illness, it’s difficult to process the emotions surrounding the event. During times like this, we find that it is important to capture your parent’s legacy. We’ll show you how and provide some wonderful ideas.
It’s a conversation no one wants to have because it lays bare the challenges faced ahead; yet talking to your loved ones about hospice and end-of-life care issues can provide assurance and comfort to your family members. Many of the families we help say that they wish they had started the conversation about hospice earlier.
We know that the best time to have these conversations is before an emergency or crisis arises, and at Lower Cape Fear Hospice, we’ve guided thousands of family members through these difficult discussions. We want you to be aware of the resources available to help you have this important dialogue with your family.
No one should take the end-of-life journey alone, but quality end-of-life care remains a mystery to many people. In this article, we examine several myths that surround hospice and end-of-life care.