Posted on February 1, 2019 in Caregiving TipsWhen most people picture a heart attack, they imagine what they’ve seen in movies or on TV. A man clutches his chest or his arm before falling to the ground. But what happens when it’s a woman experiencing a heart attack?
Blog: Hospice Views - 2019
Posted on January 30, 2019 in Caregiving TipsMany of us know firsthand the value of having an advance care directive to ensure our healthcare wishes at the end of life are met. But as the saying goes, “life happens.” We age, our health changes, and sometimes, the healthcare decisions we once found important change as well. The start of a new year is the perfect time to review and refresh an advance care directive, or begin crafting a new one.
Posted on January 24, 2019 in Hospice EducationTennessee residents contemplating hospice care for a family member or another loved one should review a range of options when making their decision. Learn more about Tennessee hospice resources and information below.
Posted on January 23, 2019 in Hospice EducationHospice care is available to terminally ill patients who have made the decision to focus on quality of life over curative treatments. The patient and their family receive care and support from a team of end-of-life professionals who focus on providing comfort by managing physical symptoms and addressing emotional and spiritual needs.
Posted on January 17, 2019 in Hospice EducationThose of us working in end-of-life care have become very well versed in addressing and providing support for the trauma that Veterans have experienced during their time in the service. But how often do we think about the trauma that other patients have experienced in their lives?