Hospice patients and their families face what is likely the most apprehensive time of their lives. Being severely ill is one thing, but to have the financial downfalls that come with it can make things even more difficult. If you’re receiving palliative care for an illness that has advanced and has placed you in hospice […]
Kelly Cahill, Community Nurse Educator, wants to help keep you safe from falls, which result in injuries for hundreds of thousands of older adults each year. Get her tips for safeguarding your home and other ways to keep you safe. Hello, my name is Kelly Cahill and I’m a Community Nurse Educator at Lower Cape […]
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 […]
Fall Prevention Awareness Week in September puts the spotlight on the dangers of falls and fall-related injuries for older adults. Millions of those 65 and older fall each year, and statics for falls and fall-related injuries are eye-opening. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC): Falling once doubles your chances of falling again. Falls […]
Coping with the death of a loved one is challenging and emotionally overwhelming. You may experience a wide range of emotions including shock, anger, guilt, and extreme sadness. Grief can also have effects on your physical health, making it difficult to sleep, eat or even concentrate. Everyone’s grief is different and personal to them; there […]
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.
There is no right or wrong way to process grief–it’s an individual experience. One of the many ways we help members of the community cope is through our Family Days programs. Learn more about the free grief counseling options available by attending a Family Day event.
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.
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.