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Hospice Care in Horry County


Your Care. Your Choice. Choose Lower Cape Fear LifeCare for Hospice in Horry County, South Carolina

Serving Murrells Inlet, Surfside, Garden Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Conway & Longs

Did you know anyone can refer a patient for hospice care? Family, friends and neighbors, or even the patient themselves can make a referral for hospice care (Using the form below, you can request more information about care). With so many choices, we’ve made it easy to:

  1. Find a list of locations for hospice in Horry County.
  2. Decide which hospice offers the best options and care. The table below outlines 6 important factors to consider.
  3. Determine which hospice provider is right for you and your loved ones.

Start with this list of hospice providers in Horry County.

We’ve provided a summary of hospice providers in Horry County, ranked by key factors that caregivers and families use to find the best hospice organizations.

Lower Cape Fear LifeCareNational Average
Communication with family84%81%
Treating patient with respect92%90%
Rating of this hospice81%81%
Willing to recommend this hospice86%84%

How Do I Use These Factors to Determine Which Hospice Provider is Right for Me and My Family?

    • Nonprofit hospices provide patients with 10% more nursing visits, 35% more social worker visits, and two times more therapy visits than for-profits per patient day.1
    • Nonprofit hospices enroll a higher percentage of patients who have inpatient hospital stays immediately prior to admissions, suggesting that nonprofits admit higher numbers of patients with greater care needs.
    • For-profit hospices report spending 300% more on advertising costs than nonprofits.
    • For-profit hospices report spending less than half compared to nonprofit hospices on bereavement services.

1 – Study commissioned by National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation conducted by Milliman, a global actuarial and consulting firm:
2 – Journal for the American Medical Association, April 2014, National Hospice Survey Results For-Profit Status, Community Engagement, and Service:

International Journal or Health Care Finance and Economics. Differences between non-profit and for-profit hospices: patient selection and quality. 2012 Jun:

hospice in horry county service map murrells inlet, garden city, surfside beach, north myrtle beach, conway and longs, sc

“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 LifeCare (formerly Mercy Care) was involved. Thank you so much!”

Sister of Patient

Quality Counts

Lower Cape Fear LifeCare (formerly Mercy Care) ranked 93 percent in the category of “willing to recommend this hospice,” as rated by caregivers on a hospice quality survey. The national average is 84 percent.

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 800.207.6908.




Lower Cape Fear LifeCare is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing access to the highest quality LifeCare, education, and supportive services to our patients, their families, and the communities we serve.


Hospice Honors

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On January 1, 2020, Lower Cape Fear Hospice formally changed its name to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare to better represent the spectrum of care and support they provide those in our community.