If you’ve been diagnosed with end stage renal disease, we know you must feel overwhelmed, worried and even frightened. You may be wondering how you’re going to manage the demands that this disease will place on you both physically and psychologically. After all, chronic kidney problems affect almost every facet of your body. Don’t worry—you’re […]
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 […]
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 […]
Lower Cape Fear LifeCare (LCFL), formerly Lower Cape Fear Hospice, defines LifeCare as access to healthcare that provides people with a spectrum of health services from palliative care through hospice care, at any point in their lives, wherever they call home. LifeCare also provides support and education to loved ones and caregivers throughout the stages […]
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.
While all of our patients are special, we have a deep feeling of gratitude and admiration toward the men and women who have served our country. If you’re a veteran, you may not be aware of the hospice and palliative care benefits offered through the VA, and so we wanted to provide this basic guide […]
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.
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.