Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - 2019

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What Does Hospice Do at Home?

When thinking about your final months, weeks, days and hours, where do you want to spend that time? When Americans are asked this question, 80% say they want to be at home. Despite this answer, 60% pass away in the hospital and another 20% in nursing homes. While not every patient wishes to die at home and some cases will require hospital care, most patients can live out their remaining days at home with the support of hospice care.
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Butterfly Mobile: Activities for Dementia Patients

Fun crafts and activities for someone with dementia can help them feel more engaged and give family members a new way to connect with them. When a loved one is living with Alzheimer’s disease, the world around them can twist from a place of familiarity to a place of uncertainty and confusion. Creating a comfortable atmosphere helps prevent this from happening.
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Meet Hospice Aide Cindi Day

Throughout CNA Week, we'll be introducing you to just a few of the many dedicated and compassionate hospice aides who care for our patients. CNAs are also called HHAs, STNAs and hospice aides. Today, meet Cindi Day from our Cincinnati office.
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Meet Hospice Aide Rachel Lockett

Throughout CNA Week, we'll be introducing you to just a few of the many dedicated and compassionate hospice aides who care for our patients. CNAs are also called HHAs, STNAs and hospice aides. Today, meet Rachel Lockett from our Lenexa, Kansas office.
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When Doctors Recommend Hospice & Loved Ones Aren’t Ready

Determining whether a patient is physically ready for hospice is a simple process. Assess the patient. Review the hospice eligibility criteria. If there is a match, make the hospice referral. Easy, right? If life was black and white, making a hospice referral would be the easiest decision in the world. However, when you add emotion into the equation, it can be anything but easy.
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Meet Hospice Aide Tanesha Fields

Throughout CNA Week, we'll be introducing you to just a few of the many dedicated and compassionate hospice aides who care for our patients. CNAs are also called HHAs, STNAs and hospice aides. Today, meet Tanesha Fields from our St. Louis office.
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