Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - September 2018

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How to Use Your Hospice Comfort Kit

A hospice comfort kit, commonly called a Hospice Emergency Kit or E-Kit, is a small supply of medications kept in the home so that they will be available to rapidly treat symptoms that may occur in a patient with a terminal illness.
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Discharged from Hospice: Now What?

According to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements, a hospice patient must be terminally ill with a life expectancy of six months or less if their illness runs its normal course.
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Is Methadone a Viable Option for Pain Control?

As healthcare professionals, we have all cared for patients with pain issues in one way or another. Ensuring our patients receive effective pain management – regardless of the basis of that pain or even what issues the patient has had in the past including past misuse or abuse – is critical.
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Storm Preparation for Seniors

Hurricanes, tornadoes, and blizzards get all the headlines, but even a fast-moving thunderstorm can create challenges for senior citizens and individuals living with a serious or chronic illness.
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