Symptom management

July 8, 2021

End Stage of Parkinson’s  

It starts with a slight tremor in the hand. Or maybe trouble sleeping. Then the arms and legs grow stiff. Shoulders hunch. Steps become slow and spasmodic. Your loved one can barely […]
May 5, 2021

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 days or weeks, complications […]
March 31, 2021

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 gradually turn inward while […]
February 16, 2021

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. It damages people emotionally […]
February 10, 2021

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 not seeking a cure; they want […]
November 24, 2020

Can Morphine Kill You?

Morphine is one of the best tools a hospice has for managing pain. Unfortunately, myths about morphine harm patients and prevents them from receiving care when […]
November 28, 2020

We All Poop… Until We Don’t

There are many things we take for granted in life We don’t know how important they are until we lose the ability to do them with […]
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