Symptom management

July 8, 2021

End Stage of Parkinson’s  

The end stage of Parkinson's is painful and debilitating. To preserve quality of life, families need a plan to provide round-clock-care.
May 5, 2021

What is Terminal Restlessness?

What is Terminal Restlessness? When their time comes, we hope our loved one dies peacefully. Unfortunately, the process is not always soft and gradual. In the final […]
March 31, 2021

Signs Death is Near  

Signs Death is Near During the final stage of life, each person goes through a unique set of physical and psychological changes. As their body begins shutting down, their thoughts […]
February 16, 2021

Recognize Non-Verbal Pain Cues 

Recognize Non-Verbal Pain Cues  Hospice care exists in order to improve a person’s quality of life. Key to this is managing pain. Pain affects more than physical comfort. […]
February 10, 2021

Treating COVID Symptoms in Hospice 

Treating COVID Symptoms in Hospice In hospice, treating COVID symptoms requires a different approach. Unlike acute medical centers, our priority is the patient’s comfort. When families come to us, they are […]
November 28, 2020

We All Poop… Until We Don’t

Constipation is a major cause of distress and infection in hospice patients, but with the right care, nurses and family can maintain normal bodily function.
November 24, 2020

Can Morphine Kill You?

Can Morphine Kill You? The importance of morphine in hospice care Morphine is one of the best tools hospice has for managing pain. However, it’s also […]
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