Why Choose LCFH?

Your Care, Your Choice…Choose Lower Cape Fear Hospice

Although your doctor, family members and friends can all provide suggestions about hospice providers, YOU are the ultimate decision maker in who provides your hospice care. When choosing a hospice provider, you want one that suits your needs, as well as those of your family.

While most hospices are Medicare certified and provide end-of-life care, how they provide that care is different. So are the services, programs, and levels of care and support they provide.

All hospices are not the same.

Lower Cape Fear Hospice ranks above the national average in all eight categories on a national caregivers’ survey. Scores are based on responses from family members.

See more hospice provider comparisons at Medicare’s Hospice Compare.

Be informed. Know your options for care.

As the area’s longest operating nonprofit hospice, more than 6,000 families each year trust us with their care. We have built a solid reputation in our community for providing compassionate care and comfort that treats each patient with dignity and respect, and provides much needed support to their families. No patient is ever refused care based on their ability to pay.

You and your family can expect:

  • Lower Cape Fear Hospice is the only area hospice that has full-time physicians on staff. Many of our clinical staff members (physicians, nurses, and aides) have earned their certification in hospice and palliative care. This certification stands as their commitment to providing you and your family the highest level of expert care.

  • Each patient and family has access to our interdisciplinary teams: physician, registered nurse, certified nursing assistant, medical social worker, and chaplain. These teams provide care and support to patients and family members, as well as education to caregivers. They ensure that all physical, psychological and spiritual needs are met. Your team will create an individualized care plan based specifically on your wishes so you can expect the highest quality of life for you and your loved ones.

  • We are available to our patients and families 24/7 to address critical situations. That means you can call us at 2 a.m., a Sunday afternoon, or on any holiday, and an on-call nurse will respond and address your concerns. You’re never alone under our care.

  • Since hospice and palliative care services are all we do, we’re experts in determining what level of care you or your loved one may need at this stage in the disease process.

    If you have a serious illness but hospice care is not yet appropriate, we offer palliative care to help you manage the pain and symptoms associated with your disease. We monitor your condition and work closely with your current doctor to offer an extra level of care.

    New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) and Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center (NHBMC) trust their patients to our palliative care providers through quality partnerships.

    More than 90 percent of our hospice patients are served where they live: in a private residence, assisted living or skilled nursing facility, or hospital. However, if pain and symptoms cannot be managed at home, we offer inpatient hospice care centers where our staff can better manage your care with the goal of getting you back to where you live. If needs require continued inpatient care, we are there for you.

  • Our three centrally-located inpatient hospice care centers are available exclusively to LCFH patients. No other hospice provider in the region offers patients and families this level of care.

    This ensures you and your family have a home-like atmosphere in which to spend precious time together when pain and symptoms cannot be managed at home. Experience the level of care at our hospice care centers. Or, take individual tours of our Wilmington, Bolivia and Whiteville facilities.

    Depending on availability, our hospice care centers can also provide families with respite care, so that caregivers can get the break they need, while patients receive the highest-quality care.

  • We have more than 400 dedicated volunteers to assist us in our mission. Many of them have been through hospice care with a loved one themselves.

    Our volunteer services are expansive. Volunteers are available for patient companionship, and family support in providing respite care or running errands, but they that’s not all. From bucket list fulfillment, to celebrations of life, to lawn maintenance, and more, our volunteers are there to support you and your family when you need it most.

  • Lower Cape Fear Hospice is a Level 3 participant in the We Honor Veterans program. We understand that veterans have specific needs at end of life and are dedicated to fulfilling them. Our vet-to-vet program pairs veterans with veteran volunteers to offer the comradery and understanding that only another veteran can provide. We also honor our veteran patients’ service with pinning ceremonies that emphasize the appreciation felt for them having served their country.

  • We provide families extensive opportunities for grief support for both adults and children. Families receive our Healing Journey newsletter and are eligible for free grief counseling for up to 13 months after the loss of their loved one. No cost grief groups, Healing Arts workshops, Family Days, and Children’s Camps are also available.

    An up-to-date list of our no-cost grief support groups and workshops can be found on our event calendar.

Let us be a resource for you.

Our team can assess your care needs and help coordinate admission with your doctor. Call 800-207-6908 to learn more.

Holding Hands

“Each person in our hospice team acted professionally and courteously. They were informative and lovingly cared for my sister. They were concerned about my emotional state and supported my religious beliefs. I’m so glad Lower Cape Fear Hospice was involved. Thank you so much!”

Sister of Patient

Quality Counts

Lower Cape Fear Hospice ranked higher than the national average in all eight categories, as rated by caregivers on a hospice quality survey, for both its North Carolina and South Carolina operations.

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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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
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