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 Mercy Care

Lower Cape Fear Hospice Mercy Care, 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! Lower Cape Fear Hospice Mercy Care serves Horry, Georgetown and Marion counties in South Carolina and is a part of Lower Cape Fear Hospice, which serves six counties in southeastern North Carolina.

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News & Events

  1. May 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Living with Grief – New Hanover

    Lower Cape Fear Hospice will offer a no cost six-week grief program, Living with Grief: Growth and Education for Adults Coping with Grief. It will be Mondays, May 15-June 26 from 3:00-5:00 pm, at the…

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  2. May 31 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Healing for Those Who Have Lost a Spouse or Partner – New Hanover

    Lower Cape Fear Hospice will offer a grief program for those coping with the death of a spouse or partner. The group will meet Wednesdays, May 17-June 21 from noon-2:00 pm at Phillips Lifecare &…

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