Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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Hog Heaven: Harley Davidson Gift of a Day

Rodger Butts has been a lifelong Harley enthusiast and has owned three of them. For his Gift of a Day, he wanted to take a tour of the 358,000-square-foot Harley-Davidson Vehicle and Powertrain Operations in Kansas City, MO to see how these beautiful machines were built.
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What To Expect With Hospice At Home

According to a Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care study, more than 80% of patients with a chronic disease say they want to avoid hospitalization and intensive care when they are dying. Despite this, only 25% of Americans die at home.
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3 Common Questions About Pap Smears for Seniors

Nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year – yes, senior women included. Each January, Cervical Health Awareness Month opens the year by spreading information about the disease, including some of the things women can do to avoid getting it.
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Mosaic Coasters Craft: Activities for Dementia Patients

As winter’s cold increases, patches of ice grow along with the safety concerns for those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Crafts and other fun indoor activities are a great way to pass the time and avoid some of winter’s more serious risks.
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Crossroads Among Nation’s Best Care in Final Days

Deciding which hospice program is the best option to help care for a family member or loved one can be a very daunting and emotional challenge. How do you begin to make such a decision? What are the key questions one should ask in comparing hospice programs? How can a consumer determine how one hospice measures up against another?