Advance Care Planning

It’s Time.

Discussing your advance health care choices and end-of-life care with your loved ones is one of the most difficult conversations you will ever have—it’s also one of the most important to ensure your wishes are known before a crisis occurs. All adults are welcome to our in-person clinics on how to Begin the Conversation about advance care wishes. There is no cost to attend.

We want everyone to talk about end of life and understand that advance care planning is a process to identify your health care choices and communicate them to your family and health care providers.

Begin the Conversation about your advance care wishes

Our Begin the Conversation program
encourages you to understand and think about possible choices for your future health and evaluating what is important to you. We also help guide you through discussing these wishes with loved ones, doctors, and putting these plans in writing.

We believe it’s time to face “the elephant in the room” and talk about your advance healthcare and end-of-life wishes. Your loved ones will appreciate your consideration and preparedness. Advanced care planning requires  completing documentation such as:

  • A Healthcare Power of Attorney
  • A Living Will
  • A MOST form (Medical Order for Scope of Treatment) or a POLST form (Physician’s Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment)

We will help you tackle this difficult subject

We have an extensive array of tips and tools to help you communicate your wishes to those you love. We can also explain and help you complete the forms you need to document your plan. It’s vital to complete planning now before an emergency arises.  It’s also important to ask those you love if they have considered their final wishes as well.

Making these decisions now will be a relief and comfort for your loved ones if you are seriously injured, become suddenly ill, or develop a life-limiting illness that makes it unable for you to communicate your wishes.

We offer educational programs throughout the community about advance care planning and end-of-life care. Please contact us if you have any questions or if you’d like for us to speak to your church, civic group or organization.

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“This is an awesome organization. We could not have managed my dad’s transition without them! Thank you, Lower Cape Fear Hospice!”

Daughter of hospice patient

Quality Counts

Our Begin the Conversation program partnered with New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) to assist their employees in getting their advance care plans in place, and help them learn how to talk to patients about documenting theirs as well.

Don’t Wait

Only 10% of our patients take advantage of the full Medicare hospice benefit which includes ALL medical care, medications, equipment and visits related to diagnosis.

To find out if you or someone you love qualifies for hospice, call 800.733.1476 or fill out the below form:

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OUR MISSION:

Lower Cape Fear Hospice is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the highest level of care and comfort to patients with life-limiting illness; support and counseling to families; and education to the community.

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Lower Cape Fear Hospice
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1414 Physicians Drive
Wilmington, NC 28401
910.796.7900 or 800.733.1476
FAX: 910.796.7901

Lower Cape Fear Hospice
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8216 Devon Court
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
843.848.6480
FAX: 843.848.6655

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