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Blog: Hospice Views

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What are the Effects of a Stroke?

A stroke is an interruption of the blood supply to the brain. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel is either blocked by a clot or if that blood vessel bursts. The effects of a stroke can vary greatly depending on the type of stroke, the severity, the location, the number of strokes, and the amount of time before treatment is received.
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Is Hospice Only for the Dying?

“Is hospice only for the dying?” Most people would answer yes to this question. In fact, many patients are admitted to hospice care with only a few hours or days left.
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A Sacred Moment

We are all privileged and humbled on a daily basis to be invited into the lives of our families and patients at their most sacred and vulnerable moments and share experiences that become lifetime memories. The Trilogy vent wean that we facilitated on Sheila Stigelman was once such experience.
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Chalkboard Signs: Activities for Dementia Patients

When a loved one has Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia, it is very easy for them to become confused and forgetful. Many people with Alzheimer’s find it helpful to have reminders around their home to help them with dates, doctor appointments, and other important information.
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How to Honor Your Mother at End of Life

Every year, we celebrate Mother’s Day, honoring our mothers for all the love and care they provided to us. But for many families, this is a time of sadness as they face the realities of serious illness, provide care, and prepare to say goodbye to a mother in their life.