Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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What Are Social Determinants of Health?

Everyone is impacted by social determinants of health. These are the conditions in the places where we live, work, learn, and play that affect our health risks and health outcomes. The building blocks of our lives are also the building blocks of our health.
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Changing How We Provide Care: Lessons from a Pandemic

The past year and a half has been a time of unprecedented crisis, changes, and loss. It has also been a time of inspiring acts of service from dedicated healthcare workers, essential workers, and scientists, as well as individuals who reached out to support their community with acts of kindness and volunteers who spent their days and nights scheduling vaccine appointments for our most vulnerable.
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How Does Home Dialysis Work?

When someone learns that their kidney disease has advanced to the point where dialysis is required, it can be an upsetting and often overwhelming diagnosis. In the past, dialysis meant spending long hours at a dialysis center several times a week. But kidney dialysis at home is now an option for individuals who are determined to manage their own treatment.
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Resolutions for the Chronic & Terminally Ill

It’s that time of year when we think about how we can improve our lives and commit to resolutions for the new year. When someone is facing a serious chronic or terminal illness, resolutions can be a reminder to focus on what really matters in life. Below, we offer a few suggestions for resolutions for those with a chronic or terminal illness.
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