November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month During National Hospice and Palliative Care month, our goal is to help inform individuals and families of their options for care. Knowing not only what type of care is available, but also which care is right at which time, is invaluable information when making healthcare choices. […]
Hospice Medicare Benefits
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.