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A caring nurse hugs her senior patient at her home.

When you or someone you love is facing the final stages of life, Tidelands Health will be by your side. We've partnered with Tidelands Community Hospice to offer high-quality, compassionate hospice care in our community.

Hospice care provides comfort, dignity, quality of life and time to individuals diagnosed with a terminal illness. Patients who may benefit from hospice services include those in the final stages of diseases such as heart disease, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, COPD, HIV/AIDS and cancer.

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When does your loved one need palliative care or Hospice?

It may be tough to know the difference between palliative care and hospice. It's also difficult to know when your loved one may need this type of care. Dr. R. Andrew Philipp II, a specialist in end-of-life care, helps define these subjects in this edition of Better Health Radio.


Hospice care is delivered in the comfort of home, providing medical, emotional and spiritual support to patients and their loved ones.

The hospice team includes:

  • Nurses
  • Therapists
  • Social workers
  • Spiritual counselors
  • Trained volunteers

Hospice care does not mean death is imminent. Rather, hospice services can provide pain management, symptom relief and emotional support when a patient is told no further curative treatment options are available.