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Frequently Asked Questions about Hospice Care

What does hospice do?
Hospice of the Lower Cape Fear provides professional health care and comfort to the terminally ill and offers hope, support and education to patients, their families and the community.

What is hospice care?
Hospice offers support and health care in the last phases of incurable disease so individuals may live as fully and comfortably as possible. The hospice focus is on the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their families during illness, death and bereavement. Believing the quality of life is as important as the length of life, hospice concentrates on making the most of each day of a patient's life. Hospice treats the person, instead of the disease focuses on the family, instead of just the individual emphasizes the quality of life, instead of its duration.

Where is hospice care provided?
Hospice allows terminally ill patients and their loved ones to experience the end of life together in the comfort and security of home or in a supportive, family-focused setting. The majority of our patients receive care and support in their own homes. Others are served in hospitals, assisted living facilities, nursing homes and the
Hospice Care Center.

What counties are served by Hospice of the Lower Cape Fear?
Hospice care is provided to patients in Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties in North Carolina. We have offices in Wilmington, Whiteville, Elizabethtown and Shallotte.

Who provides hospice care?
The physician who makes a referral to hospice continues to manage a patient's medical care in coordination with the hospice team. The hospice team is made up of medical directors, nurses, social workers, counselors, chaplains, nursing assistants and volunteers. They provide day-to-day support for physical, emotional, and spiritual care to hospice patients and their families.

 

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