There are many life-limiting diseases that may cause a loved one to seek the help and support of hospice or palliative care. From congestive heart failure to COPD, Alzheimer’s, cancer, and beyond, each disease and patient requires a very specific and custom care plan.
Buttons come in all shapes and sizes – and we all seem to have a mismatched collection of them. A drawer or bowl filled with buttons that came with new clothes or fall off our old ones and get tossed aside and forgotten. Most of us will never use them for what they’re intended, so instead you can turn them into a fun activity for a loved one with dementia.
When considering the differences between hospice and palliative care, it’s easy to get confused. The two are alike in so many ways. In other ways, they are different. As a patient with life-limiting conditions, understanding these differences is key to making an informed healthcare decision.
As Father’s Day approaches, families are presented with a good reminder of the importance of spending quality time with an aging parent. Too often, we let time pass us by and end up regretting not taking the time to create meaningful moments with our fathers while we still had time.
Hospice aides have a special relationship with their patients, providing direct, personal care when they need it most. Hospice aides bathe and dress patients and help with personal grooming. They focus on maintaining patient dignity and ensuring each patient has compassion and care throughout their final days.