Our Services

Hospice is a benefit that offers healthcare, assistance, and education to support patients and their families facing the challenges of life-limiting illness. It is individualized care that offers compassion, dignity, comfort, respect, and someone to call for assistance - day and night.

Infants, children, and adults who face life-limiting illness are hospice patients. Their disease diagnoses can 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.

The patient’s physician continues to manage medical care in coordination with the hospice team that provides day-to-day support to hospice patients and their families. Team members are physicians, nurses, certified nurse assistants, social workers, chaplains, counselors, and volunteers.

The team provides a support network to help patients live as fully and as comfortably as possible by offering:

  • Expertise in reducing pain and lessening symptoms
  • Bathing and other personal care
  • Grief and spiritual counseling and support
  • Companionship, respite, and assistance with errands
  • Advance care planning and decision-making assistance
  • Help with family discussions
  • Accessibility to available community resources
     
  • Care is provided to patients in Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties in North Carolina.

    Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurances offer hospice benefits. Community grants, donations, and fund-raising activities help Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter provide care to patients regardless of ability to pay.

    Anyone - family, friends, physicians, hospitals, clergy, and patients themselves - can refer to hospice. Hospice staff members will meet with patients to learn about concerns, determine needs, answer questions, and explain the benefits of hospice services in more detail. There is no obligation or cost for this visit.

 

 

Our Services

Hospice is a benefit that offers healthcare, assistance, and education to support patients and their families facing the challenges of life-limiting illness. It is individualized care that offers compassion, dignity, comfort, respect, and someone to call for assistance - day and night.

Infants, children, and adults who face life-limiting illness are hospice patients. Their disease diagnoses can 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.

The patient’s physician continues to manage medical care in coordination with the hospice team that provides day-to-day support to hospice patients and their families. Team members are physicians, nurses, certified nurse assistants, social workers, chaplains, counselors, and volunteers.

The team provides a support network to help patients live as fully and as comfortably as possible by offering:

  • Expertise in reducing pain and lessening symptoms
  • Bathing and other personal care
  • Grief and spiritual counseling and support
  • Companionship, respite, and assistance with errands
  • Advance care planning and decision-making assistance
  • Help with family discussions
  • Accessibility to available community resources
     
  • Care is provided to patients in Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties in North Carolina.

    Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurances offer hospice benefits. Community grants, donations, and fund-raising activities help Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter provide care to patients regardless of ability to pay.

    Anyone - family, friends, physicians, hospitals, clergy, and patients themselves - can refer to hospice. Hospice staff members will meet with patients to learn about concerns, determine needs, answer questions, and explain the benefits of hospice services in more detail. There is no obligation or cost for this visit.