While many people think that hospice is a place, hospice care is actually a specialized type of care for those with a terminal or life-limiting illness that patients receive wherever they call home – including assisted living facilities and nursing homes. How Does Hospice Care Help Nursing Home Residents? While nursing home staff are experts […]
Hospice Medicare Benefits
First, we want you to be aware that the regulations for Medicare are always changing, and details vary significantly based on the patient’s specific Medicare plan. We always recommend that you stay on top of the latest developments by visiting the official Medicare website to evaluate what will and will not be covered. However, we […]
As Veterans Day approaches, we remember those who have served our country to defend our freedom. Thank you for your service. According to Futurity.com, a recent study shows that veterans are now receiving hospice care at a greater rate than members of the public receiving Medicare. This is thanks to a VA initiative that began […]
Lower Cape Fear LifeCare (formerly Lower Cape Fear Hospice) is a nonprofit hospice that was founded almost 40 years ago by community volunteers to meet the needs of patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families. Much about hospice care has changed since then. This specialized medical care is more readily available, and such care at […]
We hear it far too often: “I wish we had called hospice sooner.” Once people have experienced the level of care their loved one gets, as well as the education and support provided to family members, they understand how much having a hospice care team improves the whole family’s quality of life. With help with […]
Only 10 percent of our patients take advantage of their full Medicare hospice benefits. The Medicare hospice benefit includes ALL medical care, equipment, medications and visits related to the diagnosis. Because many patients are unaware of available funding, we go the extra mile to help ensure you’re getting the most out of your hospice benefit. Learn more about all your medicare benefits in this article.
No one should take the end-of-life journey alone, but quality end-of-life care remains a mystery to many people. In this article, we examine several myths that surround hospice and end-of-life care.