What is Hospice?

Hospice is a benefit that offers healthcare, assistance, and education to support patients and their families facing the challenges of an advanced illness. It is individualized care that offers compassion, dignity, comfort, respect, and someone to call for assistance, anytime day or night. Infants, children, and adults who face an advanced illness can qualify as hospice patients. Their disease diagnosis may include cancer, end-stage chronic illnesses such as lung, heart, and kidney disease, Alzheimer’s, dementia, strokes, ALS, and neurological diseases. Most hospice patients receive care and support in their own homes, in familiar surroundings with loved ones. Home is wherever a patient lives and can include assisted living facilities, rest homes, and nursing homes. Patients are also served in hospitals and our hospice care centers.

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About Lower Cape Fear Hospice

Lower Cape Fear Hospice, a nonprofit hospice and palliative care agency, was created by community volunteers in 1980 to provide the highest level of care and comfort to everyone facing advanced illnesses, support and counseling to families, and education to our communities. That same volunteer spirit and community commitment still drives the compassionate care we offer today. Our dedicated team of caring professionals encourages everyone to live well because we believe every moment matters. You matter!

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News & Events

  1. February 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Living with grief – New Hanover

    This is a free grief program that meets Mondays, Feb. 15-March 21. Discussions include the phases of grief and the grieving process, along with other areas of concern. Often being around others who have been…

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  2. February 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Coping with the loss of an adult child – New Hanover

    Living with grief: Coping with the loss of an adult child is a free grief group that meets from 2-4 p.m. Mondays, Jan.25-Feb.29. Discussions include the phases of grief and the grieving process, along with…

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