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Your Journey. Our Mission.


Recently, family members shared with us their journey as a family and their experience with Lower Cape Fear LifeCare.

Helen Cashwell led an amazing life. She married her husband before he shipped out to fight in WWII, worked at IBM when there were few women in the work world, helped sick children across the globe, and became Mayor of Oak Island, NC – just to name a few accomplishments. Although she had some reservations about receiving hospice care, she now thinks that everyone should get this type of care.

Tera Thomas decided to bring her mother home from a skilled nursing center to live with her during COVID. She credits Lower Cape Fear LifeCare’s care and support in helping her care for her mother, who has advanced Alzheimer’s at home. She loves having her mother with her at home.

Terri McPherson’s father and mother both received hospice care from Lower Cape Fear LifeCare. She was thankful for the respite care she received and said her care team became like family to her. She was glad to have the care and support her care team provided.

Mary Grace met her husband Harry after writing to him expressing sympathy about his wife’s death. After many letters back and forth, they decided there was a spark and that they should meet. They later married and started their journey with a blended family of six children they dubbed “the six pack.”


Cynthia met Jack and was captivated by his smile and personality. Jack was always looking to give to others which he did through his work with the Peace Corps and his volunteer activities with Lower Cape Fear LifeCare. Cynthia loves to talk about Jack’s life journey and how it touched so many others.


“There are no words to thank your organization and your very special staff. Every contact I had was amazing.”

Daughter of patient

Quality Counts

Lower Cape Fear LifeCare is dedicated to providing the highest quality care and support to patients and their families.

Don’t Wait

Only 10% of our patients take advantage of the full Medicare hospice benefit which includes ALL medical care, medications, equipment and visits related to diagnosis.

To find out if you or someone you love qualifies for hospice, call 800.733.1476 or fill out the below form:




Lower Cape Fear LifeCare is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing access to the highest quality LifeCare, education, and supportive services to our patients, their families, and the communities we serve.


Hospice Honors

United Way

On January 1, 2020, Lower Cape Fear Hospice formally changed its name to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare to better represent the spectrum of care and support they provide those in our community.