Community Education

May 25, 2021

Home Health, Comfort Care, & Crisis Care

Home health, comfort care, and crisis care exist to promote quality of life. Though each serves different ends (treating causes vs. treating symptoms), they exist on […]
April 16, 2021

Hospice Volunteers: Making an Impact in People’s Lives

Hospice was created to bring hope and consolation to people at the end of their lives. But before it was adopted as a formal medical service, it […]
March 16, 2021

How Long Does Hospice Last?  

Hospice exists to improve quality of life for people struggling with serious illness. It offers such immense relief and support; many families wonder why they did not […]
March 9, 2021

What Happens When Hospice Is Called?

Hospice is called when patients feel aggressive treatment is no longer a viable or attractive option. It offers them a way to stay connected to their family without fear of pain, losing control, or becoming a […]
February 26, 2021

Palliative Care vs. Hospice. What is the Difference?  

Palliative care and hospice are presented as separate services when in reality, they offer the same type of support but with different goals. Hospice is given when a disease has progressed […]
February 24, 2021

How Do You Know It’s Time for Hospice?

Hospice begins with an honest conversation between families, patients, and their physician. They need to evaluate the disease process, the patient’s symptoms, and, finally, the expected course of […]
February 11, 2021

Creating an Advance Care Plan for Hospice

Creating an advance care plan explains your wishes to doctors, nurses, and hospice workers if you become medically unresponsive. It lets you remain in control in even the […]
February 5, 2021

Adapting Hospice Care to COVID-19

Adapting hospice care to COVID-19 has been a challenge. In order to treat symptoms, hospice workers are required to visit patients where they live. This may be a private […]
November 24, 2020

How Does Someone Qualify For Hospice?

Often, I am asked, “How does someone qualify for hospice?” The answer begins with an open and honest discussion about the goals of care. In any […]
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