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Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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Fall Wreath: Activities for Dementia Patients

After the heat of summer, the cooler temperatures of fall can be a welcome relief. If a loved one with dementia has stayed inside with the air conditioning, they can now enjoy outdoor activities and get in some walks in the fresh air.
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9 Keys to Caring for a Spouse with Alzheimer’s

For better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part. When reciting these marriage vows, couples might picture early financial struggles as they get on their feet or holding a loved one’s hand through a lengthy illness, but few imagine the struggles of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. It’s a challenge that 1 in 3 seniors face.
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Approaching Tough Conversations with the Terminally Ill

When a loved one receives a terminal diagnosis, it’s normal for family members to feel overcome by a whirlwind of emotions. These emotions can make it hard to think practically. They can also make the next interaction with that loved one can seem like a daunting task. What do you say? How do you act?
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A Labor Day Salute to the Eldercare Workforce

We’ve all heard trending news reports in recent years about America’s aging population and the state of our healthcare system. Ten thousand baby boomers in the U.S. turn 65 every day – a rapidly growing population expected to reach 73 million Americans by 2030.
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3-Year-Old on Hospice Now an Honorary NFL Cheerleader

Three-year-old Lucy McCabe has been working on her somersault. The Philadelphia-area toddler is following in the footsteps of her big sister Molly. Six-year-old Molly has been a cheerleader for three years. She has already learned how to do a cartwheel and back walkover, and she enjoys showing her little sister the ropes.
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Making the Most of Goals-of-Care Conversations

At their most basic, goals-of-care conversations are a necessary tool in gathering information about our patient’s healthcare wishes. But when they’re done right, they tell us so much more and open up the door to trust and true communication.