Hospice

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 17, 2021

Supporting Families Who Can’t See A Dying Loved One

COVID has put a great deal of strain on families dealing with end-of-life issues. Lockdowns forced many healthcare facilities to close their doors, preventing people from staying in touch […]
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 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 […]
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