Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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Is It Safe to Visit Older Loved Ones as COVID-19 Restrictions Ease?

As more and more states begin to re-open stores and restaurants, you might be asking yourself if it’s safe to visit an older loved one. Going months without visits can increase isolation and loneliness in senior adults, but they face a huge risk of developing serious complications if they contract COVID-19. What’s a family to do?
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Getting Healthcare Documents in Place During COVID-19

Attorney Rob Slutsky of Slutsky Elder Law has been practicing law since 1992 with a primary focus on helping families navigate the eldercare maze. Today, families face a new challenge – navigating the maze of healthcare, finances, and all the paperwork that goes along with it under the shadow of the COVID-19 crisis.
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How to Talk About a Loved One’s Illness on Social Media

Getting the news that a loved one has been diagnosed with a serious illness is never easy. Deciding when and how to tell others is yet another obstacle to overcome in that journey. Once a person becomes familiar with the medical terminology and comes to terms with the diagnosis themselves, it may be time to begin sharing this information with extended loved ones to keep them informed and expand the support system of the patient.
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Donating a Kidney: What to Expect

There are over 100,000 Americans currently on the waiting list for a kidney transplant. Every day 12 people die waiting for a kidney. The good news is that adults with two healthy kidneys can donate one to save the life of a known recipient (directed donation) or unknown recipient (non-directed donation).
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Telehealth Appointments: What to Expect & How to Prepare

As the world adapts to life during the COVID-19 crisis, adjustments are being made to keep everyone safe and healthy. Social distancing, stay-at-home orders, and masks are just a few of the ways people are protecting themselves and their loved ones. But what about those experiencing a chronic illness that requires the attention of a medical professional?