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Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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How to Volunteer from Home During the Pandemic

This past year has been a difficult one. We have all had to adjust our lifestyles from work to school to entertainment to protect ourselves and our communities. These changes have been hard on many people. But there are many ways to help and show support for others from the safety of home as a volunteer.
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Snowman Candle: Activities for Dementia Patients

Winter months stuck in the house can be tedious. Simple crafts can be an easy way to break up the day and engage your loved one with dementia. This simple snowman candle craft turns everyday items from around the house into a cute decoration. It creates a shared fun activity and adds a bit of light to dark winter days.
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Getting Your Healthcare Future in Order for 2021

A new year is a great reason to both reflect on the past and plan for the future. Many people may feel that they only need to make short-term goals and lighthearted resolutions. But the truth is that everyone — chronically-ill individuals and healthy young people alike — should be making a serious plan for their healthcare and related finances. While this may sound daunting and confusing, setting up advance directives and powers of attorney are simple and organized ways to do just that.
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Strengthen Your Body and Mind at Home

You may be stuck at home due to health concerns, but you can still keep your mind and body active. In fact, mind body exercise is essential for both physical and mental health. Physical movement can be good for the heart and strengthening exercises are helpful in maintaining balance. Meanwhile, engaging in mental exercises can help with memory and cognitive function.
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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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