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Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - April 2022

Elder Financial Fraud

How to Prevent Fraud and Financial Elder Abuse

When we think of elder abuse, we often think of physical injuries. But financial fraud is one the fastest growing forms of elder abuse. In fact, one out of every five Americans over the age of 65 has reportedly been the victim of a financial scam – and that’s not counting the many seniors who don’t report scams out of fear or embarrassment.
How Hospice Benefits Dementia

How Hospice Benefits People with Dementia

Dementia is not a specific disease, but rather it is a term used to describe a group of symptoms that affect memory, thinking, decision making, and social abilities. While people often live for years with dementia, it is a progressive condition and ultimately a terminal illness.
Quilt Ceremony

Saying Goodbye in a Special Way

Assisted living facilities can be an excellent way for seniors to continue to live an independent life while being provided with help with daily life including housekeeping services, meals, and personal care. It’s a social atmosphere where residents make friends that feel like family. This closeness means the entire community mourns when a resident dies.
Hospice Plan Of Care

Understanding the Hospice Plan of Care

If you meet two patients diagnosed with the same terminal illness, you might think that their hospice plan of care would be very similar. But that is not the case. Each person who begins hospice care is a unique individual with different ideas, support, preferences, and goals. Therefore, each patient needs a unique hospice plan of care to address their specific needs.
Parkinson's Disease Psychosis

Psychosis in Late-Stage Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system. It affects movement and often includes tremors, stiffness, and difficulty with balance. However, many people with Parkinson’s disease also develop mental health symptoms, including depression, anxiety, and psychosis.