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Blog: Hospice Views

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COPD Patient Finds Relief in Palliative Care Services

As the healthcare industry continues to evolve, how healthcare service providers communicate with one another is a key issue. Electronic records, telemedicine and even smartphone apps are becoming commonplace as doctors and their staff look for new ways to improve on patient care, monitoring and follow-up.
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This is Hospice: A Clear Picture of End-of-Life Care

In a world where every single one of us will one day die, death and end-of-life care is often shrouded in myth and mystery. We speak in euphemisms, not wanting to consider our own mortality or that of the people we love the most. It’s understandable; but this reluctance to discuss death often leads us to miss out on support that would greatly improve the quality of life in our remaining days.
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Your Superheroes of Hospice

Over the course of this year, we've introduced you to the superheroes who provide care for our hospice patients. While you may only see them one at a time, they actually work as a team to provide different elements essential to whole patient care.
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Overuse of Prescription Medication in the Elderly

I was having my morning coffee this weekend and was trying to catch up on my reading and I read a very interesting article published by the Kaiser Health News titled, “‘America’s Other Drug Problem’: Copious Prescriptions For Hospitalized Elderly.”
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Are You Resilient?

"Spiritual resiliency is the individual ability to exercise your faith on a daily basis so you are able to understand, or you are able integrate the joys and sorrows of each day into your life” – Colonel Mike Lembke, United States Forces-Iraq Chaplain
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Palliative Care: Bringing Back House Calls

When was the last time you had a doctor make a house call? Although the practice of house calls is on the rise, for many patients with serious chronic illnesses, an appointment with the doctor means going to their office. Palliative care is changing that, offering patients convenience and giving doctors additional insight into how their patient is faring at home.