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Grief and loss support during hospice
Hospice Grief and Loss: Understanding the Stages of Grief
Hospice Grief and Loss: Understanding the Stages of Grief Table of contents Why do we feel grief and loss during hospice? Where
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Medicare Coverage for Seniors
Does Medicare Cover Home Health Care for Seniors?
Home health care refers to services given in your senior parent’s home to treat injuries or illnesses. It’s typically more convenient Home
Read more
Continuity of Care: What Is It and Why Is It Important for Seniors?
Continuity of care gives patients an ongoing relationship with their healthcare providers and allows information to be shared between them.
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Cancer Screening in Older Adults: Which Tests Do Seniors Need?
Cancer screening in older adults helps your senior parent maintain their health. However, not all seniors will need certain tests.
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Living Well with Hearing Loss: Tips for Seniors
Living Well with Hearing Loss: Tips for Seniors Table of contents What causes hearing loss in seniors? Tips for living well with
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Does My Senior Parent Need a Healthcare Proxy?
A healthcare proxy lets your senior parent make their wishes known about medical and end-of-life care while they're still healthy.
Read more
Low Blood Pressure Levels: How to Help Your Senior Parent
Low blood pressure levels are a common ailment in seniors. Here's how to recognize the signs and when to see a healthcare
Read more
Respite Care for Seniors: The Benefits for You and Your Parent
Respite care for seniors offers family caregivers time to recharge, make sure their own needs are met, and avoid burnout.
Read more
High Cholesterol in Seniors: Making Changes for a Healthy Heart
High cholesterol in seniors can negatively affect their health. Changes to their diet, lifestyle improvements, and medications can help.
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Why is Fall Prevention Important? Plus 12 Tips to Prevent Senior Falls
Why is fall prevention important? Falls are common but can cause serious injuries for seniors. Here are some tips to prevent falls
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What are the Different Levels of Hospice Care?
Many people mistakenly think that hospice is a place where your loved one goes. However, it’s actually an expert service
Read more
Is a Small Assisted Living Facility Better for Your Senior Parent?
A small assisted living facility can offer a warm, home-like environment for your senior parent while still meeting their care needs.
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Summer Health Tips for Seniors: Fun in the Sun
Summer health tips for seniors. How summer weather affects seniors and how to help your parent stay safe and healthy during the
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COPD in Seniors: What You Should Know
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, in seniors is a lung disease that can affect your parent's health and daily life. Here's
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The Importance of Foot Care for Seniors with Diabetes
Beautiful senior woman doing stretching exercise while sitting on yoga mat at home. Mature woman exercising in sportswear by stretching forward to
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How to Plan an End of Life Celebration for Your Senior Parent
End-of-life celebrations: tips for choosing the type that best fits your parent and a look at Parentis Health's yearly celebration.
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Home Oxygen Therapy Tips for Your Senior Parent
Home Oxygen Therapy Tips for Your Senior Parent Table of contents What is home oxygen therapy? What equipment is needed for home
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Maintain Independence With Assisted Living: How To Help Your Parent
Help your parent to maintain independence with assisted living. Assisted living may let your parent live more freely than on their own.
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Happy Senior Couple Reading and Knitting
How to Stay Sharp in Old Age: 10 Tips to Help Your Parent
Many people think that becoming forgetful and slowing down mentally is a fact of growing older. But it doesn’t have to be.
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How to Prevent Senior Isolation and Boredom
How to Prevent Senior Isolation and Boredom Table of contents What causes seniors to become lonely and bored? The health risks of
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Help your senior parent avoid diabetes complications that can affect their health.
How to Help Your Senior Parent Avoid Diabetes Complications
Help your senior parent avoid diabetes complications that can affect their health. Tips for caring for a parent with diabetes. Here are
Read more
8 Top Safety Hazards In The Home For The Elderly
Avoid these top safety hazards in the home for the elderly. You can help your aging parent remain independent at home with
Read more
Moving Parents into Assisted Living: 7 Steps for an Easy Transition
Moving parents into assisted living can be a challenge. Here are seven helpful steps for adult children to begin the conversation.
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Dental Care for the Elderly: Why it’s Important and Tips for Success
Oral health is essential for everyone! Medical research increasingly shows that the health of your mouth is connected to the health of
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Osteoporosis meds are available as pills, injections, or infusions from a healthcare provider.
Osteoporosis Meds: Reducing the Risk of Pain and Fractures in Seniors
Osteoporosis meds can help prevent bone fractures in senior adults. These treatments are available from a healthcare provider as pills
Read more
How to Recover From Caregiver Burnout: 5 Tips to Reduce Stress
Learn the causes and how to recover from caregiver burnout. Five tips you can use to reduce caregiver fatigue and burnout. Caregiver
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Director Series 2: Residential Care with Arda Kardjian
Learn how Verona Court has maintained its level of excellence, before and during Covid-19 from its Co-Founder Arda Kardjian, RN, BSN.
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Inside Assisted Living Facilities: What They Are and How They’re Different
Finding the right place for a loved one can feel overwhelming—especially for those who require ongoing, long-term care.
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Director Series 1: Home Care with Marco Aguiluz
The Director Series—a Parentis Health Learning Center exclusive—connects you with our leadership team in a whole new way.
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Palliative Care vs. Hospice: What’s the Difference?
Palliative care and hospice are two types of health care that are often used interchangeably—but they differ in several key ways
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4th-swing-fore-literacy-golf-tournament
Support young readers in Orange County! Register now for a round of golf in Parentis Foundation’s 4th Annual Swing Fore Literacy Charity
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4th Annual Igniting Potential – Day of Giving
For the 4th year in a row, Parentis Foundation partnered with Orange County Community Foundation and 16 other local nonprofits to support
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Tips on How to Eat Healthy
Tips on How to Eat Healthy We live in a complicated nutritional landscape, surrounded by fad diets and superfoods. Though we are
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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.
Read more
What’s the Difference Between Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy?
What’s the Difference Between Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy? Knowing how to remain active and independent
Read more
Yoga Strength, Balance & Flexibility Exercises
Yoga Strength, Balance & Flexibility Exercises Poor fitness is the biggest obstacle to healthy aging. More than anything, our physical abilities shape
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The Importance of Family in the Physical Therapy Process
The role of family in physical therapy is crucial. Their support motivates patients, ensuring they continue to exercise and rebuild their strength.
Read more
Home Health, Comfort Care, & Crisis Care
Due to advances in medical science, services once available only in hospitals can now be provided in the safety and comfort of
Read more
Late Stage Alzheimer's
Late Stage Alzheimer’s: What to Expect
Late Stage Alzheimer’s: What to Expect Alzheimer’s disease affects every aspect of personality and behavior. Patients become forgetful.
Read more
What is Terminal Restlessness
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
Read more
Mindful Eating 101: Everything You Need to Know
Mindful Eating 101: Everything You Need to Know The average American makes roughly 200 food-related decisions per day according to Brian Wansink
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Elderly Fall Prevention: Tips & Strategies to Stay Safe
Elderly fall prevention exercises improve your strength, balance, and coordination, so senior can continue living free and independently.
Read more
Recovering From a Broken Hip: 7 Strength-Building Exercises
Recovering From a Broken Hip: 7 Strength-Building Exercises For seniors, hip fractures can have a devastating impact on mobility and independence.
Read more
What is Anticipatory Grief?
What is Anticipatory Grief?  
Anticipatory grief moves through several stages. First is the initial shock. People can be angry, perhaps searching for someone to blame.  
Read more
Hospice Volunteers: Making an Impact in People’s Lives
Hospice volunteers play an integral role in hospice care, helping patients find peace and happiness during one of the most trying periods
Read more
Memory Care: A Short Guide for Families
For people suffering from dementia, memory care offers a way to stay healthy, stay connected, and preserve their mental abilities as long
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Healthy Comfort Foods
5 Healthy Comfort Foods with Proven Benefits  
5 Healthy Comfort Foods with Proven Benefits What we eat affects how we feel. There is a reason we crave sweets and processed
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Mottling of the Skin
Mottling of the Skin Before Death
Mottling is caused by poor circulation; the patient’s heart can no longer pump blood effectively. This causes deprivation in the outer extremities,
Read more
Death Painful
Why is Death Painful & What Can be Done About It?
Hospice exists to alleviate suffering. Though we do not like to think about it, our lives are finite. No matter how hard we fight,
Read more
Haldol Nausea
Haldol & Nausea: Keeping Sickness at Bay
Haldol & Nausea: Keeping Sickness at Bay Haldol is Nausea and vomiting are unfortunately common in terminally ill patients. They are some of the most
Read more
Healthy Food for the Eyes
Healthy Food for the Eyes  
If your eyes feel healthy, it is easy to assume they are healthy. But many eye problems, such as cataracts and age-related
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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
Read more
15 Ways to Boost Daily Fiber Intake  
15 Ways to Boost Daily Fiber Intake   Most of us know we ought to eat more fiber. However, despite the talk of numbers, most of
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Caring for Dementia: Practical Tips & Strategies  
Caring for Dementia: Practical Tips & Strategies Caring for dementia requires patience, knowledge, and compassion. During the early stages
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How Long Does Hospice Last?
How Long Does Hospice Last?  
How Long Does Hospice Last? Hospice exists to improve quality of life for people struggling with serious illness. It offers such immense
Read more
What is Sundown Syndrome?
What is sundown syndrome? We have collected practical tips to help manage Alzheimer's patients who become agitated.
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Food for Brain Health
The Best Food for Brain Health
The Best Food for Brain Health When thinking about their brain power, seniors should pay particular attention to what they are eating.
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When Hospice is Called
What Happens When Hospice Is Called?
What Happens When Hospice Is Called? Hospice is called when patients feel aggressive treatment is no longer a viable or attractive option.
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Parkinson’s Disease and Physical Therapy
Physical therapy slows the progression of Parkinson's disease and improves quality of life, allowing patients to remain active and independent longer.
Read more
Health Benefits of Magnesium
5 Major Health Benefits of Magnesium
5 Major Health Benefits of Magnesium Maintaining a healthy intake of magnesium is a challenge for seniors. As they get
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Home Care vs. Home Health: What is the Difference?
Home Care vs. Home Health: What is the Difference? The services of home care and home health exist to assist seniors in difficulty. Perhaps
Read more
What to Say to a Dying Person
What to Say to a Dying Person How to have meaningful conversations during the end-of-life stages In order to pass away with
Read more
Palliative Care vs. Hospice
Palliative Care vs. Hospice. What is the Difference?  
Palliative Care vs. Hospice. What is the Difference? Palliative care and hospice are presented as separate services when in reality
Read more
How Do You Know It’s Time for Hospice?
It can be challenging to know when it's time for hospice. Hospice begins with an honest conversation between families, patients, and their
Read more
The Duties of a Senior Caregiver
The duties of a senior caregiver are important for the health and happiness of older adults, helping them regain their strength
Read more
Financial Intelligence
Financial Intelligence for Retirement
Financial Intelligence for Retirement Everyone dreams of a comfortable retirement, but not everyone has the financial intelligence
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Senior Mental Health
Senior Mental Health & Longevity Mindset 
Senior Mental Health & Longevity Mindset Mindset is key to senior mental health. A brevity mindset sees life as closed, with limited
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Supporting Families Who Can’t See A Dying Loved One
Supporting families who have lost someone during COVID can be challenging. Our chaplain offers practical advice
Read more
Recognize Non-Verbal Pain Cues
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.
Read more
Signs a Loved One Needs Residential Care
Signs A Loved One Needs Residential Care 
Signs A Loved One Needs Residential Care Retirement homes provide a lot of value to seniors. However, there are times when the
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Recognize Non-Verbal Pain Cues
Creating an Advance Care Plan for Hospice
Creating an Advance Care Plan for Hospice Creating an advance care plan explains your wishes to doctors, nurses, and hospice workers
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Importance of Intimate Nursing Care 
Intimate nursing care provides close, personal support to people with serious medical & memory issues in a loving, family atmosphere.
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COVID Hospice
Treating COVID Symptoms in Hospice 
Treating COVID Symptoms in Hospice In hospice, treating COVID symptoms requires a different approach. Unlike acute medical centers
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How Physical Therapy Helps Seniors
Accidents and injuries are serious obstacles to a person’s independence—no matter how old they are. While most of us bounce back from
Read more
In-Home Physical Therapy For Seniors
What Are the Benefits of In-Home Physical Therapy?
What Are the Benefits of In-Home Physical Therapy? After an accident or illness, it is important seniors rebuild their strength, balance, and
Read more
Adapting Hospice Care for COVID
Adapting Hospice Care to COVID-19
Adapting Hospice Care to COVID-19 Adapting hospice care to COVID-19 has been a challenge. In order to treat symptoms, hospice workers
Read more
In-Home Physical Therapy
In-Home Physical Therapy During COVID
In-Home Physical Therapy During COVID COVID-19 has led to an important shift in patient care. Rather than rely on skilled nursing facilities
Read more
Total Body Strength Protocol
Total Body Strength Protocol
Total Body Strength Protocol People are creatures of habit, even when they exercise. Once they find a workout they enjoy, they tend
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Treating High Blood Pressure in Seniors  
Treating High Blood Pressure in Seniors America’s leading heart experts have discovered almost 80 percent of the nation’s seniors have high BP.
Read more
Being a Caregiver
The responsibility and expectations of a caregiver are really high. Some caregivers say they lose their sense of privacy in the job. 
Read more
Preparing for aging
Preparing for Aging: What You Need to Consider
Preparing for aging can be a difficult topic. No one likes to consider the bumps they might face down the road. However,
Read more
Hospice Volunteer Program
I would like to share an article written by our Volunteer Coordinator here at Parentis Hospice. Mrs. Taylor Edwards Harper holds a
Read more
Making The Most of In-Home Caregivers
In-home caregivers improves quality of life by providing intimate support to you and your loved ones. They are an important help for
Read more
What It Takes To Be A Good Home Caregiver
A good home caregiver plays a vital role in a senior’s life. As people get older, it’s common for them to feel
Read more
How to Help When They Have Lost a Loved One
It’s difficult to support a friend or family member who has lost a loved one. What practical things can you do to
Read more
What is Compassion Fatigue?
Compassion fatigue hurts nurses and healthcare providers, but is easy to prevent. Find out how to keep your caregivers at 100 percent.
Read more
Hospice Is Not What You Think…You May Be Surprised
She lay down in a room with a nasal cannula blowing oxygen lightly into her nose, unable to get out of bed.
Read more
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
Read more
Top 10 Anti-Inflammatory Fighting Foods
Top 10 Anti-Inflammatory Fighting Foods Purpose of this article: To provide nutrition knowledge and food sources to help prevent the exacerbation
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7 Practices for Healthy Aging
7 Practices for Healthy Aging
I’m sure you have heard of men and women in their 60s, 70s , maybe even 80s, say how they don’t feel
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How Does Someone Qualify For Hospice?
Patients qualify for hospice when their disease has entered an advanced final stage and they believe their comfort is now fist priority.
Read more
Can morphine kill you: facts vs myth
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
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Meal Planning for Beginners
Meal Planning for Beginners: 7 Steps
It’s Tuesday night. You just got off work and haven’t eaten all day. Now it’s time to decide what’s for dinner. You
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Healthy Sleeping Guide for Seniors (updated)
Healthy Sleeping Guide for Seniors (updated) As we age, most of us will experience bodily changes that affect how we sleep.
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Checklist for Funeral Planning
Checklist for Funeral Planning Funerals do more than acknowledge the reality of death. They mark the transition from this life to the
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Explain Death to a Child
How to Explain Death to a Child
Parents find it hard to explain death to a child because, in most cases, they are not comfortable talking about it themselves.
Read more
Nursing Home Facility
Moving into a Nursing Home Facility
Moving into a Nursing Home Facility For a while, your loved one has been growing steadily worse. They are constantly fatigued.
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Director Series 2: Residential Care with Arda Kardjian
Learn how Verona Court has maintained its level of excellence, before and during Covid-19 from its Co-Founder Arda Kardjian,
Read more
Director Series 1: Home Care with Marco Aguiluz
The Director Series—a Parentis Health Learning Center exclusive—connects you with our leadership team in a whole new way.
Read more
Respite Care for Seniors: The Benefits for You and Your Parent
Respite care for seniors offers family caregivers time to recharge, make sure their own needs are met, and avoid burnout.
Read more
8 Top Safety Hazards In The Home For The Elderly
Avoid these top safety hazards in the home for the elderly. You can help your aging parent remain independent at home with these safety
Read more
How to Recover From Caregiver Burnout: 5 Tips to Reduce Stress
Learn the causes and how to recover from caregiver burnout. Five tips you can use to reduce caregiver fatigue and burnout. Caregiver burnout is
Read more
Parkinson’s Disease and Physical Therapy
Physical therapy slows the progression of Parkinson's disease and improves quality of life, allowing patients to remain active and independent longer.
Read more
Home Care vs. Home Health: What is the Difference?
Home Care vs. Home Health: What is the Difference? The services of home care and home health exist to assist seniors in difficulty. Perhaps they have
Read more
The Duties of a Senior Caregiver
The duties of a senior caregiver are important for the health and happiness of older adults, helping them regain their strength
Read more
How Physical Therapy Helps Seniors
Accidents and injuries are serious obstacles to a person’s independence—no matter how old they are. While most of us bounce back from a bad
Read more
In-Home Physical Therapy For Seniors
What Are the Benefits of In-Home Physical Therapy?
What Are the Benefits of In-Home Physical Therapy? After an accident or illness, it is important seniors rebuild their strength, balance, and flexibility.
Read more
Treating High Blood Pressure in Seniors  
Treating High Blood Pressure in Seniors America’s leading heart experts have discovered almost 80 percent of the nation’s seniors have high BP.
Read more
Being a Caregiver
The responsibility and expectations of a caregiver are really high. Some caregivers say they lose their sense of privacy in the job. 
Read more
Preparing for aging
Preparing for Aging: What You Need to Consider
Preparing for aging can be a difficult topic. No one likes to consider the bumps they might face down the road. However, putting a
Read more
Making The Most of In-Home Caregivers
In-home caregivers improves quality of life by providing intimate support to you and your loved ones. They are an important help for the road
Read more
What It Takes To Be A Good Home Caregiver
A good home caregiver plays a vital role in a senior’s life. As people get older, it’s common for them to feel lonely and
Read more
Medicare Coverage for Seniors
Does Medicare Cover Home Health Care for Seniors?
Home health care refers to services given in your senior parent’s home to treat injuries or illnesses. It’s typically more convenient Home health care
Read more
Low Blood Pressure Levels: How to Help Your Senior Parent
Low blood pressure levels are a common ailment in seniors. Here's how to recognize the signs and when to see a healthcare provider.
Read more
Why is Fall Prevention Important? Plus 12 Tips to Prevent Senior Falls
Why is fall prevention important? Falls are common but can cause serious injuries for seniors. Here are some tips to prevent falls at home.
Read more
COPD in Seniors: What You Should Know
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, in seniors is a lung disease that can affect your parent's health and daily life. Here's what you
Read more
Home Oxygen Therapy Tips for Your Senior Parent
Home Oxygen Therapy Tips for Your Senior Parent Table of contents What is home oxygen therapy? What equipment is needed for home oxygen therapy?
Read more
Help your senior parent avoid diabetes complications that can affect their health.
How to Help Your Senior Parent Avoid Diabetes Complications
Help your senior parent avoid diabetes complications that can affect their health. Tips for caring for a parent with diabetes. Here are some tips
Read more
Osteoporosis meds are available as pills, injections, or infusions from a healthcare provider.
Osteoporosis Meds: Reducing the Risk of Pain and Fractures in Seniors
Osteoporosis meds can help prevent bone fractures in senior adults. These treatments are available from a healthcare provider as pills
Read more
What’s the Difference Between Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy?
What’s the Difference Between Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy? Knowing how to remain active and independent
Read more
The Importance of Family in the Physical Therapy Process
The role of family in physical therapy is crucial. Their support motivates patients, ensuring they continue to exercise and rebuild their strength.
Read more
Home Health, Comfort Care, & Crisis Care
Due to advances in medical science, services once available only in hospitals can now be provided in the safety and comfort of home. They
Read more
Elderly Fall Prevention: Tips & Strategies to Stay Safe
Elderly fall prevention exercises improve your strength, balance, and coordination, so senior can continue living free and independently.
Read more
Recovering From a Broken Hip: 7 Strength-Building Exercises
Recovering From a Broken Hip: 7 Strength-Building Exercises For seniors, hip fractures can have a devastating impact on mobility and independence.
Read more
Parkinson’s Disease and Physical Therapy
Physical therapy slows the progression of Parkinson's disease and improves quality of life, allowing patients to remain active and independent longer.
Read more
In-Home Physical Therapy
In-Home Physical Therapy During COVID
In-Home Physical Therapy During COVID COVID-19 has led to an important shift in patient care. Rather than rely on skilled nursing facilities
Read more
Grief and loss support during hospice
Hospice Grief and Loss: Understanding the Stages of Grief
Hospice Grief and Loss: Understanding the Stages of Grief Table of contents Why do we feel grief and loss during hospice? Where did the
Read more
Does My Senior Parent Need a Healthcare Proxy?
A healthcare proxy lets your senior parent make their wishes known about medical and end-of-life care while they're still healthy.
Read more
What are the Different Levels of Hospice Care?
Many people mistakenly think that hospice is a place where your loved one goes. However, it’s actually an expert service
Read more
How to Plan an End of Life Celebration for Your Senior Parent
End-of-life celebrations: tips for choosing the type that best fits your parent and a look at Parentis Health's yearly celebration.
Read more
Palliative Care vs. Hospice: What’s the Difference?
Palliative care and hospice are two types of health care that are often used interchangeably—but they differ in several key ways
Read more
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.
Read more
Home Health, Comfort Care, & Crisis Care
Due to advances in medical science, services once available only in hospitals can now be provided in the safety and comfort of home. They
Read more
Late Stage Alzheimer's
Late Stage Alzheimer’s: What to Expect
Late Stage Alzheimer’s: What to Expect Alzheimer’s disease affects every aspect of personality and behavior. Patients become forgetful.
Read more
What is Terminal Restlessness
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.
Read more
What is Anticipatory Grief?
What is Anticipatory Grief?  
Anticipatory grief moves through several stages. First is the initial shock. People can be angry, perhaps searching for someone to blame.  
Read more
Hospice Volunteers: Making an Impact in People’s Lives
Hospice volunteers play an integral role in hospice care, helping patients find peace and happiness during one of the most trying periods of their
Read more
Mottling of the Skin
Mottling of the Skin Before Death
Mottling is caused by poor circulation; the patient’s heart can no longer pump blood effectively. This causes deprivation in the outer extremities, but eventually
Read more
Death Painful
Why is Death Painful & What Can be Done About It?
Hospice exists to alleviate suffering. Though we do not like to think about it, our lives are finite. No matter how hard we fight, our health
Read more
Haldol Nausea
Haldol & Nausea: Keeping Sickness at Bay
Haldol & Nausea: Keeping Sickness at Bay Haldol is Nausea and vomiting are unfortunately common in terminally ill patients. They are some of the most distressing and
Read more
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
Read more
How Long Does Hospice Last?
How Long Does Hospice Last?  
How Long Does Hospice Last? Hospice exists to improve quality of life for people struggling with serious illness. It offers such immense relief and
Read more
When Hospice is Called
What Happens When Hospice Is Called?
What Happens When Hospice Is Called? Hospice is called when patients feel aggressive treatment is no longer a viable or attractive option.
Read more
What to Say to a Dying Person
What to Say to a Dying Person How to have meaningful conversations during the end-of-life stages In order to pass away with dignity, patients
Read more
Palliative Care vs. Hospice
Palliative Care vs. Hospice. What is the Difference?  
Palliative Care vs. Hospice. What is the Difference? Palliative care and hospice are presented as separate services when in reality
Read more
How Do You Know It’s Time for Hospice?
It can be challenging to know when it's time for hospice. Hospice begins with an honest conversation between families, patients, and their physicians. They
Read more
Supporting Families Who Can’t See A Dying Loved One
Supporting families who have lost someone during COVID can be challenging. Our chaplain offers practical advice
Read more
Recognize Non-Verbal Pain Cues
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.
Read more
Recognize Non-Verbal Pain Cues
Creating an Advance Care Plan for Hospice
Creating an Advance Care Plan for Hospice Creating an advance care plan explains your wishes to doctors, nurses, and hospice workers
Read more
COVID Hospice
Treating COVID Symptoms in Hospice 
Treating COVID Symptoms in Hospice In hospice, treating COVID symptoms requires a different approach. Unlike acute medical centers
Read more
Adapting Hospice Care for COVID
Adapting Hospice Care to COVID-19
Adapting Hospice Care to COVID-19 Adapting hospice care to COVID-19 has been a challenge. In order to treat symptoms, hospice workers
Read more
Hospice Volunteer Program
I would like to share an article written by our Volunteer Coordinator here at Parentis Hospice. Mrs. Taylor Edwards Harper holds a Masters Degree
Read more
How to Help When They Have Lost a Loved One
It’s difficult to support a friend or family member who has lost a loved one. What practical things can you do to help them?
Read more
What is Compassion Fatigue?
Compassion fatigue hurts nurses and healthcare providers, but is easy to prevent. Find out how to keep your caregivers at 100 percent.
Read more
Hospice Is Not What You Think…You May Be Surprised
She lay down in a room with a nasal cannula blowing oxygen lightly into her nose, unable to get out of bed. Her strength
Read more
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
Read more
How Does Someone Qualify For Hospice?
Patients qualify for hospice when their disease has entered an advanced final stage and they believe their comfort is now fist priority.
Read more
Can morphine kill you: facts vs myth
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.
Read more
Checklist for Funeral Planning
Checklist for Funeral Planning Funerals do more than acknowledge the reality of death. They mark the transition from this life to the next, providing
Read more
Explain Death to a Child
How to Explain Death to a Child
Parents find it hard to explain death to a child because, in most cases, they are not comfortable talking about it themselves. Death and
Read more
Continuity of Care: What Is It and Why Is It Important for Seniors?
Continuity of care gives patients an ongoing relationship with their healthcare providers and allows information to be shared between them.
Read more
Is a Small Assisted Living Facility Better for Your Senior Parent?
A small assisted living facility can offer a warm, home-like environment for your senior parent while still meeting their care needs.
Read more
Maintain Independence With Assisted Living: How To Help Your Parent
Help your parent to maintain independence with assisted living. Assisted living may let your parent live more freely than on their own.
Read more
How to Prevent Senior Isolation and Boredom
How to Prevent Senior Isolation and Boredom Table of contents What causes seniors to become lonely and bored? The health risks of senior isolation
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Moving Parents into Assisted Living: 7 Steps for an Easy Transition
Moving parents into assisted living can be a challenge. Here are seven helpful steps for adult children to begin the conversation.
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Director Series 2: Residential Care with Arda Kardjian
Learn how Verona Court has maintained its level of excellence, before and during Covid-19 from its Co-Founder Arda Kardjian, RN, BSN.
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Inside Assisted Living Facilities: What They Are and How They’re Different
Finding the right place for a loved one can feel overwhelming—especially for those who require ongoing, long-term care.
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Late Stage Alzheimer's
Late Stage Alzheimer’s: What to Expect
Late Stage Alzheimer’s: What to Expect Alzheimer’s disease affects every aspect of personality and behavior. Patients become forgetful.
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Memory Care: A Short Guide for Families
For people suffering from dementia, memory care offers a way to stay healthy, stay connected, and preserve their mental abilities as long as possible.
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Caring for Dementia: Practical Tips & Strategies  
Caring for Dementia: Practical Tips & Strategies Caring for dementia requires patience, knowledge, and compassion. During the early stages
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What is Sundown Syndrome?
What is sundown syndrome? We have collected practical tips to help manage Alzheimer's patients who become agitated.
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Signs a Loved One Needs Residential Care
Signs A Loved One Needs Residential Care 
Signs A Loved One Needs Residential Care Retirement homes provide a lot of value to seniors. However, there are times when the care they
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Importance of Intimate Nursing Care 
Intimate nursing care provides close, personal support to people with serious medical & memory issues in a loving, family atmosphere.
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Nursing Home Facility
Moving into a Nursing Home Facility
Moving into a Nursing Home Facility For a while, your loved one has been growing steadily worse. They are constantly fatigued.
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Cancer Screening in Older Adults: Which Tests Do Seniors Need?
Cancer screening in older adults helps your senior parent maintain their health. However, not all seniors will need certain tests.
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Living Well with Hearing Loss: Tips for Seniors
Living Well with Hearing Loss: Tips for Seniors Table of contents What causes hearing loss in seniors? Tips for living well with hearing loss
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High Cholesterol in Seniors: Making Changes for a Healthy Heart
High cholesterol in seniors can negatively affect their health. Changes to their diet, lifestyle improvements, and medications can help.
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Summer Health Tips for Seniors: Fun in the Sun
Summer health tips for seniors. How summer weather affects seniors and how to help your parent stay safe and healthy during the hot weather.
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The Importance of Foot Care for Seniors with Diabetes
Beautiful senior woman doing stretching exercise while sitting on yoga mat at home. Mature woman exercising in sportswear by stretching forward to touch toes.
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Happy Senior Couple Reading and Knitting
How to Stay Sharp in Old Age: 10 Tips to Help Your Parent
Many people think that becoming forgetful and slowing down mentally is a fact of growing older. But it doesn’t have to be. Here are
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Dental Care for the Elderly: Why it’s Important and Tips for Success
Oral health is essential for everyone! Medical research increasingly shows that the health of your mouth is connected to the health of the rest
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Tips on How to Eat Healthy
Tips on How to Eat Healthy We live in a complicated nutritional landscape, surrounded by fad diets and superfoods. Though we are all eager
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Yoga Strength, Balance & Flexibility Exercises
Yoga Strength, Balance & Flexibility Exercises Poor fitness is the biggest obstacle to healthy aging. More than anything, our physical abilities shape
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Mindful Eating 101: Everything You Need to Know
Mindful Eating 101: Everything You Need to Know The average American makes roughly 200 food-related decisions per day according to Brian Wansink
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Healthy Comfort Foods
5 Healthy Comfort Foods with Proven Benefits  
5 Healthy Comfort Foods with Proven Benefits What we eat affects how we feel. There is a reason we crave sweets and processed foods when
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Healthy Food for the Eyes
Healthy Food for the Eyes  
If your eyes feel healthy, it is easy to assume they are healthy. But many eye problems, such as cataracts and age-related macular degeneration
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15 Ways to Boost Daily Fiber Intake  
15 Ways to Boost Daily Fiber Intake   Most of us know we ought to eat more fiber. However, despite the talk of numbers, most of us are
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Food for Brain Health
The Best Food for Brain Health
The Best Food for Brain Health When thinking about their brain power, seniors should pay particular attention to what they are eating.
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Health Benefits of Magnesium
5 Major Health Benefits of Magnesium
5 Major Health Benefits of Magnesium Maintaining a healthy intake of magnesium is a challenge for seniors. As they get
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Financial Intelligence
Financial Intelligence for Retirement
Financial Intelligence for Retirement Everyone dreams of a comfortable retirement, but not everyone has the financial intelligence
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Senior Mental Health
Senior Mental Health & Longevity Mindset 
Senior Mental Health & Longevity Mindset Mindset is key to senior mental health. A brevity mindset sees life as closed, with limited possibilities.
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Total Body Strength Protocol
Total Body Strength Protocol
Total Body Strength Protocol People are creatures of habit, even when they exercise. Once they find a workout they enjoy, they tend to stick
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Top 10 Anti-Inflammatory Fighting Foods
Top 10 Anti-Inflammatory Fighting Foods Purpose of this article: To provide nutrition knowledge and food sources to help prevent the exacerbation
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7 Practices for Healthy Aging
7 Practices for Healthy Aging
I’m sure you have heard of men and women in their 60s, 70s , maybe even 80s, say how they don’t feel a day
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Meal Planning for Beginners
Meal Planning for Beginners: 7 Steps
It’s Tuesday night. You just got off work and haven’t eaten all day. Now it’s time to decide what’s for dinner. You do not
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Healthy Sleeping Guide for Seniors (updated)
Healthy Sleeping Guide for Seniors (updated) As we age, most of us will experience bodily changes that affect how we sleep.
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