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Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - February 2022

Hospice Or Nursing Home

Hospice vs. Nursing Home: What is the Difference?

When someone needs additional care, it is important to explore all of the options available. Whether you are planning care for yourself or arranging care for a loved one, you want to find the right fit. One question you may be asking yourself is: what is the difference between hospice and nursing home care?
Hospice Disparities Healthcare

How to Reduce Disparities in Hospice Care

While more families are choosing to use hospice care services, racial disparities in the use of hospice remain. Learning to understand some of the reasons for these differences can help address them and create solutions to healthcare disparities to ensure that all patients receive the care and support they need.
Purple Heart 90Th Anniversary

Honoring Heroes: 90th Anniversary of the First Purple Heart

The Purple Heart is one of the most significant acts of recognition among American service members. The medal is awarded for "being wounded or killed in any action against an enemy of the United States, or as a result of an act of any such enemy or opposing armed forces." It is one of the only U.S. military distinctions that is awarded to all who fit the criteria — not just those who receive a recommendation from a higher-ranking official.
Plans For Hospice

Making Plans for Hospice Care

Beginning your end-of-life journey can be an overwhelming and scary time filled with many emotions. But one of the best things a family or a patient with declining health can do is make hospice care plans — and make those plans early.
Vandyke Anniversary

Sharing the Love: Rosemarie and John VanDyke

It was an unconventional meeting for 1957. John VanDyke had moved to Newton Falls, Ohio, to live with his brother after high school graduation. Soon after his arrival, John’s friend had heard about a local party, so they stopped by to visit. That’s where John met Rosemarie. But this was not your average party.