For many people, the idea of hospice care lasting more than a few days or weeks seems counterintuitive. That’s because all too often, patients are already in steep decline, if not actively dying, when they are admitted for care. Therefore, many people have been conditioned to think that hospice care, which is a Medicare benefit, […]
Dying at Home
As the CDC is highly recommending celebrating the holidays with family members within the same household or virtually due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, hospice care is another way you can help protect your most vulnerable loved ones. If you or a loved one are living with a life-limiting illness and have received […]
All of us get concerned and worried when our loved one is diagnosed with a serious illness. As the disease progresses, we notice signs that specialized care, such as hospice or palliative care, may be needed. We hate to think our loved one is getting worse, so we may keep telling ourselves this is just […]
There are many myths about hospice care. Often, these misconceptions keep people and their loved ones from getting the care and support they need at a time when they need it most. Being informed is the first step in making complex healthcare decisions and in experiencing the improved quality of life that hospice care offers […]
Each of us is unique in our own way. We have personal likes and dislikes. We all have different values, priorities, desires, fears, interpersonal relationships, spiritual beliefs, and pain thresholds. Hospice Interdisciplinary Teams (IDT) take all these things into consideration and work to provide care that improves quality of life for each individual patient – […]
When it’s time for hospice or palliative care, it can be difficult to make a decision from the myriad of choices facing you. All hospice providers are different, so it can be hard to decide which one to choose. Start by looking for these 7 qualities in any provider.
We believe there is special love and dignity associated with your home. You’re surrounded by cherished mementos and photographs of family members, each one bringing back memories of special occasions or that wonderful vacation.
Lower Cape Fear Hospice ensures that you can easily access hospice and palliative care resources from your home. We are the area’s longest operating nonprofit hospice, and we serve more than 6,000 families each year.
Continue reading to discover answers to the most common questions surrounding hospice and palliative care from home.