As thousands of COVID-19 cases were reported in our country and more and more patients were placed on ventilators, the importance of having an advance care plan became a hot topic. An advance care plan lets your loved ones and your doctor(s) know what medical interventions you want and don’t want in the event you […]
Advance Care Planning
At a time when we are all trying to distance ourselves from one another, it may seem counter intuitive to invite extra people into your home by way of a hospice or palliative care team. Not so. Hospice and palliative care clinicians maintain preparedness for a wide array of infectious diseases, including new emerging diseases […]
Since 1964, February has been designated as American Heart Month. With heart disease the leading cause of death in the United States, American Heart Month aims to help prevent the disease by encouraging everyone to adopt a healthy lifestyle While prevention of heart disease and reducing the number of new diagnoses are important, nearly half […]
The diagnosis of a life-limiting illness is devastating. It creates emotions, issues and anxiety unequal to almost anything else in life. We also understand that for many families, beginning the conversation around end of life planning is a difficult discussion to begin. We hope this complete family discussion guide will help you start the conversation.
Lower Cape Fear LifeCare (formerly Lower Cape Fear Hospice) is about much more than advanced care planning and pain relief. It’s about celebrating everyday moments and allowing the chance for you or your loved ones to spend more time together enjoying the things you traditionally do as a family. Find answers to common questions about making a referral to hospice in this article.