CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – In an effort to provide better services to its patients, Lower Cape Fear LifeCare had a grand opening Tuesday for its new location.
The event was hosted by the Conway Chamber of Commerce, and Hospice Care then held an open house from 1-3 p.m.
The organization was in Myrtle Beach and now Conway has welcomed them with open arms.
“We’re really excited to have a new office in Conway that’s central to the patients we serve because our care is designed to be delivered at home, it’s a team,” said Kelly Erola, Lower’s chief medical officer. Cape Fear LifeCare. – But Lower Cape LifeCare, we are all at the service of the patient and their family wherever they are.
The team prides itself on being able to provide hospice and hospice care to individuals and families living with serious, life-threatening or terminal illnesses.
The establishment is no stranger to Horry County.
“We used to be Mercy Care of Horry County and we were the original palliative care company that started here,” said Tamara Hucks, registered nurse and case manager for Lower Cape Fear LifeCare. “And at that time it was strictly voluntary. Nobody got paid. You did it because you wanted to and it turned into who we are today.
The organization is currently the only non-profit hospice facility in the Horry, Georgetown and Marion counties area.
This allows the agency to supply and accept anyone in need.
“Regardless of their ability to pay, if they have insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, that’s fine, but if they don’t have a source of payment, we invite you to receive palliative care services as as a non-profit association and we are very proud of it. . Everyone deserves the best end-of-life care, said Gwen Whitley, president and CEO of Lower Cape Fear Hospice LifeCare.
Facility members say they are proud of the team’s collective effort to provide for the needs of patients.
“You have the registered nurse, the nurse, the social worker, the chaplain, the volunteer, the aide and the doctor, and they are all involved in the care of the patient,” Erola said. “And having an office where they can come and meet, have team meetings where they talk about the patient to make sure the care plan, and everyone is out in the field making sure patients are seen at home and that top quality palliative care is delivered.”
The organization has provided ongoing services to the Horry County community for over 40 years.
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