Posted on March 7, 2019 in Palliative CareNavigating the healthcare system, elder care options, and community resources can be confusing in the best of times and almost impossible when someone is already dealing with a serious illness.
Blog: Hospice Views - 2019
Posted on March 6, 2019 in Palliative CareThe Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) estimates that ninety million Americans are living with serious illnesses such as cancer, heart failure, or kidney disease – and that six million of them could benefit from palliative care.
Posted on March 1, 2019 in Caregiving TipsWhen a loved one is terminally ill, it can feel overwhelming to be responsible for keeping the rest of their family and friends updated on their situation. Texting and calling each person individually every time there’s a change in the patient’s condition takes a lot of time and energy — both of which you might already be lacking due to the toll that grief and caregiver burnout can take on a person.
Posted on February 28, 2019 in Hospice EducationThey say “laughter is the best medicine,” but it has to be used carefully when caring for an individual facing a terminal diagnosis. While the situation is clearly no laughing matter, when humor is used appropriately, it can improve the patient’s state of mind and build a bridge between the patient and healthcare providers.
Posted on February 27, 2019 in Hospice EducationThe diagnosis of a serious illness is an emotional and trying time for both patients and their families. While they naturally pursue curative treatment in the early stages, there may come a time when curative treatment is no longer working or when the patient decides to stop curative treatment in favor of comfort and quality of life. This is the time for hospice.
Posted on February 20, 2019 in Palliative CareIt’s hard to see a loved one in pain – especially after they’ve received a difficult diagnosis. There’s never an easy time to come to terms with someone you love being sick, but there are ways to treat symptoms and side effects in order to make life easier in their time of need.