FOCUS ON QUALITY OF LIFE
How Can I Start?
When curative care is no longer an option, hospice is designed to meet the needs of the whole person: treating mind, body, and spirit while simultaneously supporting the family. While serving Jacksonville, New Bern, Kinston, Smithfield, and the surrounding areas, we work together with the patient and family for their senior care in our nursing home. We design and implement a plan of care specific to the diagnosis— focusing on quality of life with the patient’s wishes as our priority. Furthermore, hospice and senior care does not end with the patient’s death; it can continue with bereavement counseling for the family approximately one year after a loved one passes.
Patients are eligible for hospice or nursing home care when they have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness that has a prognosis of six months or less, however, many patients live beyond this period. In fact, evaluations are conducted routinely after a patient begins hospice services to determine if they are eligible to continue receiving hospice care.
Patients, families, clergy, nurses and your primary care provider can refer a patient to see if they meet the criteria for hospice enrollment. Hospice is a covered benefit under your insurance plan. Medicare, Medicaid, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and private insurance typically pay for hospice and senior care.
“Cardinal Hospice Care provided great peace of mind and comfort to me. I am so grateful for the care and love you showed Mom.”
“Losing a family member is never easy. Words cannot express our gratitude for all that Cardinal Hospice Care has done.”
"The team at Cardinal Care Hospice was so thoughtful, considerate, willing to help, and just be there for me during the loss of my beautiful mother. They took the time to meet with me and answer all of my questions, even when I called late in the evening. Even though it wasn’t in God’s plan for us to have more time to get to know one another, I can never thank them enough for all they did!"
"As a nurse, all too often I have been the one holding the hand of a patient taking a final breath. Nobody should have to die unprepared and alone; it drives me daily in the pursuit of dignity, comfort, and excellence in care for every patient."
"Watching a loved one transition is VERY hard. Having Cardinal Hospice Care made it a little easier. From my heart I want to say thank you to everyone that had a part as my sister transitioned. I pray that I never have to do this again— but if I do, I ask God to give me the same people in my life."
"Cardinal Hospice Care has always been there for us when we need them. They are very responsive and do all they can for all of their customers. They are an excellent team and we’re proud to be affiliated with them!"