When Hospice Becomes A Home

The Hospice Care Center, 1406 Physicians Drive in Wilmington, is southeastern North Carolina's only hospice inpatient facility. Short-term medical and respite care for hospice patients is provided in a comfortable, home-like environment. Twelve private patient and family suites, comfortable living areas and open courtyard gardens are designed to meet the needs of hospice patients and their visiting loved ones and families.

Who is admitted to the Hospice Care Center?

Hospice patients who require frequent assessment and around-the-clock monitoring by a registered nurse. Patients preparing to return home after hospitalization with family members who want to gain caregiving skills and confidence. Patients whose families and caregivers need a brief period of rest from providing continuous care at home. Patients or their families who find home care too difficult or stressful during the last few days of life and when home care is no longer possible.

Who staffs the Hospice Care Center?
The center is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by a professional Hospice of the Lower Cape Fear caregiving team. The team includes physicians, registered nurses, and nursing assistants, social workers, chaplains, bereavement counselors and volunteers.

How long do patients usually stay at the Hospice Care Center?
Most patients stay at the Hospice Care Center a week or less.

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