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How Long Can You Live with Congestive Heart Failure?

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a progressive condition that occurs when fluid collects around the heart, making it impossible for your heart to pump blood effectively. The first question patients diagnosed with this condition usually ask is “how long can I live with congestive heart failure?” The answer depends on what stage the patient is in at the time of diagnosis.
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Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day

February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day. It’s the perfect opportunity to use some of your free time to do something nice for someone who may be lonely and isolated during the pandemic. This could be patients at a local hospice, nursing home, or assisted living facility. You could also make a point of spreading a little joy to an isolated senior in your family or neighborhood.
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How to Safely Lift Dad

If you are caring for a loved one with limited mobility, you will need to learn how to safely lift them to avoid injuring them and yourself. Your loved one will likely need help being lifted and transferred throughout the day. They’ll need help getting to the toilet, up from a bed or chair, or moving into the car. Learning how to lift an elderly person is essential – especially if your loved one is bigger than you.
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How to Change Incontinence Briefs

Incontinence is a common condition that many people experience as they grow older. In order to avoid rashes and infection, the skin must be kept dry. Incontinence pads and briefs can help with this.
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How Trauma Informs End-Of-Life Care

When Hospice News reached out to Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care last November requesting an interview with an expert on trauma-informed end-of-life care, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Timothy Ihrig recommended longtime Crossroads Cleveland Site Medical Director Dr. Walter George.
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