When someone enters hospice care, pain management is often one of their top concerns. Many are anxious about their comfort level during the last six months of their lives. For decades, Lower Cape Fear LifeCare has helped patients successfully manage their pain, allowing them to reach their goals of spending more quality time doing the […]
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 – […]
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 […]
Hospice and Palliative Care can help you keep your loved one at home during the holidays. As the song goes: “There’s no place like home for the holidays.” Surrounded by family and friends, celebrating the season, sharing meals and memories – home is where the heart is. Many times, people put off making the […]
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 […]
Palliative care improves quality of life by providing comfort and pain management to those of any age who have a serious illness. Your loved ones can qualify for palliative care no matter what age, no matter what stage of their serious illness while curative treatment is ongoing.
A 2014 report by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) stated that one in four Americans have multiple chronic conditions (heart and renal disease, diabetes, COPD, cancer, and dementia). That number rises to three in four in people who are 65 and older.