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Keeping You Safe – Preventing Infectious Disease


Keeping you and your loved ones safe from infectious disease.

Lower Cape Fear LifeCare (LCFL) is dedicated to keeping its patients and families safe from infectious diseases. Our infection control program is designed to identify, prevent, control, investigate and report infections and/or communicable diseases.

The program is designed to identify infections/communicable disease(s) quickly; reduce transmission risks of infectious agents, in all settings where patients reside (hospice care centers, home care, or skilled care facilities); provide educational standards of infection control; and ensure appropriate reporting of results.

The program’s framework is consistent with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control Epidemiology (APIC), Center for Disease Control (CDC), Local and State Health Departments, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Occupational and Safety for Health Administration (OSHA), and Statewide Program for Infection Control & Epidemiology (SPICE) guidelines and regulatory standards.

Below is information about how we prepare for a wide array of infectious diseases to include, but are not limited to, COVID-19, RSV, and Influenza, and an overview of Lower Cape Fear LifeCare’s infection control practices.

Lower Cape Fear LifeCare is committed to:

Providing ongoing education for hospice care team members, patients, families and visitors about their role in preventing the spread of communicable disease.


If you or your loved one are a current patient and someone in your home is experiencing new flu-like symptoms, please contact your case manager.

Lower Cape Fear LifeCare maintains vaccination requirements as set forth by Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).


Covid 19 – What are we doing?

We maintain preparedness for a wide array of infectious diseases, including new emerging diseases as well as regular occurrences like the flu. We have policies and annual staff training to address infection control, hand washing techniques, and employees staying home while sick.And our clinical staff have PPE (personal protective equipment) to use in case of an isolation situation.


Keeping You Safe – Preventing Infectious Disease

Know the COVID-19 Community Level where you live to help prevent the spread of illness

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:




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

United Way

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.