Posted on September 11, 2019 in Dementia CraftsAfter the heat of summer, the cooler temperatures of fall can be a welcome relief. If a loved one with dementia has stayed inside with the air conditioning, they can now enjoy outdoor activities and get in some walks in the fresh air.
Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - 2019
Posted on September 5, 2019 in Caregiving TipsFor better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part. When reciting these marriage vows, couples might picture early financial struggles as they get on their feet or holding a loved one’s hand through a lengthy illness, but few imagine the struggles of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. It’s a challenge that 1 in 3 seniors face.
Posted on September 4, 2019 in Caregiving TipsWhen a loved one receives a terminal diagnosis, it’s normal for family members to feel overcome by a whirlwind of emotions. These emotions can make it hard to think practically. They can also make the next interaction with that loved one can seem like a daunting task. What do you say? How do you act?
Posted on August 29, 2019 in Caregiving TipsWe’ve all heard trending news reports in recent years about America’s aging population and the state of our healthcare system. Ten thousand baby boomers in the U.S. turn 65 every day – a rapidly growing population expected to reach 73 million Americans by 2030.
Posted on August 28, 2019 in Gift of a DayThree-year-old Lucy McCabe has been working on her somersault. The Philadelphia-area toddler is following in the footsteps of her big sister Molly. Six-year-old Molly has been a cheerleader for three years. She has already learned how to do a cartwheel and back walkover, and she enjoys showing her little sister the ropes.
Posted on August 22, 2019 in Hospice EducationAt their most basic, goals-of-care conversations are a necessary tool in gathering information about our patient’s healthcare wishes. But when they’re done right, they tell us so much more and open up the door to trust and true communication.