Posted on July 19, 2018 in Palliative CareSummer’s extreme heat can be a problem for individuals of any age and health conditions, but those with kidney disease need to take extra precautions to ensure they have a happy and safe summer. Take advantage of the opportunity of sunny days to enjoy activities and gentle exercise, but keep the tips below in mind.
Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - 2018
Posted on July 18, 2018 in Dementia CraftsWith summer’s soaring temperatures, dehydration is always a concern. However, when an individual has dementia, the risk becomes much greater as they may forget to take a drink. Even if they feel parched, an individual with advanced dementia may not be able to process that sensation and know that a drink of water could help.
Posted on July 10, 2018 in Hospice EducationOne of the most vexing – even heartbreaking – issues that seriously ill patients and their families face is the fact that referrals to hospice care often aren’t made until they are literally on their deathbeds. This is especially true for renal failure hospice patients. Renal failure is otherwise known as kidney disease.
Posted on July 9, 2018 in Palliative CareWhat’s important to you? Your answer as a healthy 25-year old may be very different from a person diagnosed with a serious illness.
Posted on July 3, 2018 in Caregiving TipsSummer is a time for long, lazy days with friends and family at the beach or pool or enjoying an evening of backyard barbecues. But for families caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias this summer, it can also mean additional safety concerns.
Posted on July 2, 2018 by in Hospice EducationAt first, it may sound absurd. But today, the greatest threat to the American way of life is healthcare. Not only in terms of economics, but also in terms of quality of life.