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Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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Saying Goodbye in a Special Way

Assisted living facilities can be an excellent way for seniors to continue to live an independent life while being provided with help with daily life including housekeeping services, meals, and personal care. It’s a social atmosphere where residents make friends that feel like family. This closeness means the entire community mourns when a resident dies.
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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.
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How Journaling Provides Self-Care for Caregivers

Caregiving comes with a great deal of stress and emotion – particularly when caring for a close friend or family member. Paradoxically, it can be difficult to prioritize or even justify self-care as a caregiver, yet sacrificing your own mental and physical well-being makes it nearly impossible to care for someone else.
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Safely Visiting Elderly Parents in Long-Term Care

As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into yet another holiday season, nursing homes and long-term care facilities are having to manage new challenges that come with opening their doors to visitors. Issues like breakthrough exposures and infections, unvaccinated employees, and staff shortages are making it difficult to return to business as usual.
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Holiday Gifts for Patients in the Hospital

When a loved one requires hospital care, a thoughtful gift is a wonderful way to show you care. However, gift ideas for hospital patients can be tricky. They don’t have a lot of space, and depending on their health, there can be restrictions on flowers and food.