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Lower Cape Fear Hospice Mercy Care

Who We Are

Hospice Services: We offer compassionate, high-quality hospice care for those with a advanced illnesses, regardless of ability to pay. This includes patient and family counseling for emotional, spiritual and/or psychosocial support.

Palliative Care: Those who are suffering from a long-term or serious illness often need help with pain and symptom management. When you are in the midst of a serious illness, you need answers, relief, expertise, and support. Our palliative care program can help.

Volunteer Services: Volunteers are the heart of our organization. We offer volunteer services, volunteer opportunities and volunteer training.   

Children Services: Losing someone you love is always heart-wrenching, but for a child it can be especially devasting; being sad, bad and mad is all normal. Through Sunrise Kids, we offer individual counseling, school outreach, crisis counseling and Camp Happy Hearts.

Grief Support: We offer one-on-one support with short-term individual counseling, grief support groups and a correspondence program where material containing suggestions for coping with grief is mailed to the home quarterly for 13 months after the loss of a loved one.

Veterans Services: We Honor Veterans is our way of saying "thank you" to our veterans through special pinning ceremonies and certificate appreciation.

Community Wellness: We offer education seminars, workshops, and hospice, palliative care and advance care planning education.

Pet Peace of Mind: Pet Peace of Mind is designed to help provide services to keep patient and pet together throughout the end-of-life journey. Our specially trained volunteers are helping hands to assist with the care for a patient's beloved pets.

What We Do

Mercy Care was founded in 1981 by the Francisan Sisters of Mary, and it was the first hospice to serve Horry county. Our service area includes Horry, Georgetown, and Marion counties.

In April 2014, Mercy Care became a part of Lower Cape Fear Hospice, a nonprofit hospice and palliative care agency that has been serving southeastern North Carolina since 1980. The North Carolina service area includes, Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, Onslow and Pender counties.

As the only nonprofit hospice in the area, Mercy Care is dedicated to serving all who qualify for our services, regardless of ability to pay. Through the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, we rely on private donations to help us provide care and support for those in need, and all donations stay in our communities. 

Mercy Care's vision is to serve everyone touched by advanced illnesses. In addition to hospice and palliative care, we provide grief counseling, grief workshops, children's grief camps, and education in our communities. Our Begin the Conversation program encourages everyone to talk about their end of life wishes, long before a crisis occurs. Free resources and tools about advance care planning are available.

For more information, please email or call 843-848-6480.