It’s often the unspeakable level of grief: preparing for the death of a parent. A parent’s death transforms every aspect of your world. Holidays such as Father’s Day or Mother’s Day become difficult and sorrowful. Photographs and family gatherings are now bittersweet. If your parent is in hospice care, it’s important to be well-prepared for your […]
Planning for End of Life
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 […]
As thousands of COVID-19 cases were reported in our country and more and more patients were placed on ventilators, the importance of having an advance care plan became a hot topic. An advance care plan lets your loved ones and your doctor(s) know what medical interventions you want and don’t want in the event you […]
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 […]
The diagnosis of a life-limiting illness is devastating. It creates emotions, issues and anxiety unequal to almost anything else in life. We also understand that for many families, beginning the conversation around end of life planning is a difficult discussion to begin. We hope this complete family discussion guide will help you start the conversation.
Lower Cape Fear LifeCare (formerly Lower Cape Fear Hospice) is about much more than advanced care planning and pain relief. It’s about celebrating everyday moments and allowing the chance for you or your loved ones to spend more time together enjoying the things you traditionally do as a family. Find answers to common questions about making a referral to hospice in this article.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]