Posted on May 18, 2022 in Hospice EducationIt can be difficult to accept that a serious illness has become a terminal illness. This is true regardless of age or symptoms or disease. This can be true if the illness has only recently been diagnosed or if it’s been a chronic condition.
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Posted on May 11, 2022 in Hospice EducationWhen facing a serious illness, there may come a time when treatments are no longer working or you or your loved one may decide to change treatment goals from curative to managing symptoms and focusing on the people and things that matter most. This is when the benefits of hospice care can help.
Posted on April 27, 2022 in Hospice EducationDementia 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.
Posted on April 14, 2022 in Hospice EducationIf 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.