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June 7, 2022

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.
January 13, 2022

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
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 25, 2021

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 are overseen by licensed professionals – nurses and therapists who work with patients one-on-one to help them regain their strength, monitor their health, and manage chronic conditions.
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.
April 13, 2021

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 affects other body parts as well. It normally starts a few days prior to death but can appear up to four weeks earlier. 
April 13, 2021

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 will eventually fail.   
April 13, 2021

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 complex symptoms hospice teams have to deal with. Treating them requires not only powerful medication, but family members willing to act as in-home unusual but highly effective drug in hospice and palliative care.
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 they come to terms with their mortality. Signs death is near can appear as early as three months, but often occur much closer to the end. Regardless, understanding the process enables families to support their loved ones as they approach the final moments of life.  
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