Posted on February 15, 2017 in Caregiving TipsAccording to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP report Caregiving in the U.S., approximately 43.5 million Americans will provide unpaid care to an adult or child this year. These family caregivers are performing a wide range of caregiving tasks. Everything from running errands and food preparation to assistance with eating, dressing, walking, and personal care to administering medication and clinical care, they are doing.
Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - February 2017
Posted on February 14, 2017 in Gift of a DayRalph Dye is 91 years old and he has been a Shriner for the past 40 years. He is the oldest living member of his lodge.
Posted on February 9, 2017I recently made a chaplain visit to a patient “transitioning.” Her husband of several years sat close by holding her hand. He looked to me and said, “Dave, at times like this, there is nothing to say.”
Posted on February 8, 2017 in Hospice EducationIn any facet of life we ask ourselves “when.” When to leave, when to meet, when to stop, when to start, and, of course, when to let go. That last of these being the most difficult of all.
Posted on February 7, 2017 in Dementia CraftsHearts are overflowing with messages of love in February. When you’re caring for a loved one with dementia, relationships with spouses, parents, or other family members may change – but the love is still there.
Posted on February 6, 2017 in Caregiving TipsThe symptoms of congestive heart failure can sneak up on you. The tiredness, shortness of breath, and cough feel like a bad cold that you just can’t shake. Then one night, the coughing becomes too much. You’re gasping for breath and your family is rushing you to the ER where you get the news that this is no ordinary cold. You have congestive heart failure.