Crystal Coast Hospice House

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Gingerbread Festival Press Release – October 16, 2018

Gingerbread Festival Logo - 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 6th Annual Gingerbread Festival December 8-9, 2018 Held at the Crystal Coast Civic Center – Morehead City, NC   After much consideration, the Crystal Coast Hospice House Board of Directors has made the decision to hold the 6th Annual Gingerbread Festival December 8-9, 2018 but change the primary focus from a FUND-raiser…

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How Does Hospice Work With My Doctor?

doctor with patient

The hospice team works directly with the patient’s doctor to provide optimum medical care. Often times your physician is the first to mention the possibility of hospice care. Some physicians hesitate to bring up hospice because they sincerely want to preserve hope for a cure. Frequently, they will continue to pursue treatment because they think…

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What Is A Hospice House?

SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House

We are frequently asked about the difference between a Hospice House and a nursing home. The SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House is a specialized care home for hospice patients who need temporary or short term care when they can no longer remain in their own home, or are released from the hospital and cannot return…

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When Is It Time For Hospice?

When Is It Time?

Here at SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House, our staff is trained to offer peace of mind in addition to medical care. We hear it so many times, patients and families tell us: “We wish we’d called hospice sooner.” Patients and families can benefit most from hospice care when they seek support earlier rather than in…

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Who Is Eligible For Hospice Care?

Hospice Care Eligible

Hospice care is for people who have chosen comfort-oriented care over the pursuit of further curative or experimental treatment. Anyone who is diagnosed with a terminal illness, and whose life is most likely measured in months rather than years, may select hospice care. Technically speaking, there are three main requirements for hospice eligibility: The patient…

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Being Mortal

Being Mortal cover

Being Mortal, by physician and bestselling author Atul Gawande, is a riveting book that raises a significant question regarding today’s healthcare for the dying: Are we, by fighting against death at all costs, at times doing more harm than good to the lives of our patients? Through significant research, firsthand experience, and masterful storytelling, Gawande…

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What Is Hospice?

Hospice Word Cloud

Hospice, by definition, is a team-oriented approach to providing specialized care for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury. It includes expert medical care, pain management, and emotional support for patients and their families. But more simply, hospice care supports living one’s life to the fullest with dignity regardless of how much time remains. Hospice…

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