Hospice FAQs Wilmington NC

Learn more about hospice care from these ferquently asked questions. This information appears courtesy of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).

Lower Cape Fear Hospice
(910) 772-5444
725-A Wellington Avenue
Wilmington, NC
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Hospice Care

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Liberty Home Care & Hospice
(910) 362-9311
2550 S 41st St
Wilmington, NC

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Hospice Care Center
(910) 796-7900
1406 Physician's Dr
Wilmington, NC

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Liberty Home Care, LLC
(910) 815-3122
2334 South 41st Street
Wilmington, NC
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Hospice Care, In-home Care

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Hospice Care Center
(910) 796-7900
1406 Physician's Drive
Wilmington, NC
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Hospice Care

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Liberty Home Care, LLC
(910) 815-3122
2334 South 41st Street
Wilmington, NC
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Nursing homes, In home, Hospice

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Lower Cape Fear Hospice,, Inc.
(910) 796-7900
2222 S. 17th Street
Wilmington, NC
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Hospice Care

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Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Inc.
(910) 796-7900
2222 S. 17th Street
Wilmington, NC
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Nursing homes, Hospice

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Lower Cape Fear Hospice
(910) 772-5444
725-A Wellington Avenue
Wilmington, NC
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Nursing homes, Hospice

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Lower Cape Fear Hospice
(910) 796-7900
1414 Physicians Dr
Wilmington, NC

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Hospice FAQs

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Editor’s Note: This information appears courtesy of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). It has been adapted for GilbertGuide.com.

When should a decision about entering a hospice program be made—and who should make it?

At any time during a life-limiting illness, it’s appropriate to discuss all of a patient’s care options, including hospice. By law the decision belongs to the patient. Understandably, most people are uncomfortable with the idea of stopping an all-out effort to “beat” their disease. Hospice staff members are highly sensitive to these concerns and are always available to discuss them with the patient, family and physician.

Should I wait for our physician to raise the possibility of hospice or should I raise it first?

The patient and family should feel free to discuss hospice care at any time with their physician, other health care professionals, clergy or friends.

What if our physician doesn’t know about hospice?

Most physicians know about hospice. If your physician wants more information, it is available from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, medical societies, state hospice organizations, local hospices, or the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Helpline at 1-800-658-8898. In addition, physicians and all others can obtain information on hospice from the American Cancer Society, the American Association of Retired Persons, and the Social Security Adm...Click here to read more from Gilbert Guide