Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - October 2020

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The Importance of Forgiveness at End of Life

“Apologize to your sister!” We can all remember this type of instruction from our childhood. You offer up a mumbled apology, share a quick hug, and then play resumes. Parents use these moments to teach the rituals of forgiveness. It often goes smoothly because the infractions of children are small – with no lasting impact.
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5 Questions to Ask Your Hospice Provider During A Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has added unexpected difficulties for those already reeling from the challenges of caring for a loved one with a serious health condition. Family caregivers are caught between ensuring their loved one is not exposed to any additional illnesses and getting them the support and care they need.
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Dealing with the Crisis of Prolonged Isolation

Even before COVID-19, social isolation has been a serious health concern in seniors. Some researchers have called loneliness as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. But with coronavirus precautions stretching into another season, it can be hard for seniors to see a light at the end of the social distancing tunnel.
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4 Ways Chaplains Enhance the End-of-Life Experience

Chaplains provide tremendous spiritual and emotional support to both patients and families as they come to terms with their diagnoses and end-of-life experiences. Contrary to what some may believe, the duties of the chaplain go far beyond simply joining patients in prayer.
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