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Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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Why Is Palliative Care Important?

Hospice care and palliative care are both synonymous with comfort, but there are important differences. Understanding these differences and understanding the importance of palliative care will ensure the seriously ill receive the right level of care at the right time so they can make the most of each day they have.
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How Hospice Helps Families

A terminal diagnosis is a devastating blow to a patient. It’s also devastating for those who love them. In addition to providing care for their loved one, they have to work through the emotional impact of the diagnosis.
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CD Wind Spinners: Activities for Dementia Patients

Hobbies and fun activities are an important part of healthy living. When a loved one is living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia, crafts and engaging activities help them maintain their spirit and sense of self by providing an outlet for their own artistic choices.
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What Happens at a Palliative Care Consult?

The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) estimates that ninety million Americans are living with serious illnesses such as cancer, heart failure, or kidney disease – and that six million of them could benefit from palliative care.
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Using Social Media to Share Updates on a Dying Relative

When a loved one is terminally ill, it can feel overwhelming to be responsible for keeping the rest of their family and friends updated on their situation. Texting and calling each person individually every time there’s a change in the patient’s condition takes a lot of time and energy — both of which you might already be lacking due to the toll that grief and caregiver burnout can take on a person.