Palliative Care

Palliative care is about improving quality of life for you or your loved one.

No matter what age. No matter what type of serious illness.

One in four Americans is struggling with some type of chronic disease. This figure increases to three in four Americans if they are age 65 or older.

This means that you or someone you love may benefit from palliative care.

Palliative care is about improving the quality of life for patients and their families, and it’s available immediately after diagnosis of a serious condition.  It’s not necessary to leave their current physician in order to receive palliative care.

Our program provides an extra layer of quality, compassionate care and support for those who are facing serious illnesses.  It’s available from the time of diagnosis while treatment is ongoing.  Patients can receive palliative care in their homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals and skilled nursing facilities.

Palliative care nurse practitioners visit patients once (sometimes twice) a month to access care needs and provide pain and symptom management.

We’ve served patients who have diseases such as:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • COPD
  • Dementia
  • Renal disease
  • Cancer

What is palliative care?

Palliative care provides comfort and pain management for individuals of any age. The goals of palliative care are to:

  • Ease pain and symptoms.
  • Reduce hospitalizations and for those hospitalized, a shorter stay.
  • Help, support and improve coordination of care.
  • Assist with discussions about goals of care.
  • Provide information and support on advance care planning.

Our expert palliative care providers work closely with your existing physicians to control disease symptoms such as:

  • Pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Fatigue
  • Confusion
  • Depression

If you have any questions, we’ll be happy to assist you. Please contact us to speak with a member of our health care team.

Remember: palliative care is available for those of any age, at any stage of treatment.

Please complete our form for more information on how we can help you or your loved one. Don’t wait.

Palliative Care

“My husband received exceptional care. Everyone was compassionate, competent, and caring. They were all very professional and reassuring. My questions were answered quickly.”

Wife of hospice patient

Quality Counts

New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center, and Columbus Regional Healthcare System choose Lower Cape Fear Hospice to provide palliative care to their patients.

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:




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.


FAX:  910.796.7903


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