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Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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Looking Back to Look Ahead: 5 Iconic Caregivers Throughout History

The definition of a “caregiver” is “a person who provides direct care (as for children, elderly people or the chronically ill).” From such a simple description, it naturally follows that the task of caregiving has existed since humans first walked the earth. However, despite the passage of time, no one can deny the scope of responsibilities of a caregiver and the struggles involved in maintaining the wellbeing of your loved one as well as your own.
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End-stage COPD: When is it time for Hospice?

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the United States, affecting over 11 million people. What’s scary is that many don’t even know they have the disease. A chronic and progressive condition, the early warning signs of shortness of breath and fatigue are often dismissed as a normal part of aging.
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Thanksgiving Centerpiece: A Craft for Dementia Patients

This month, families across America will be gathering to celebrate Thanksgiving with turkey, sharing old memories and making new ones. In addition to the holiday, November also marks National Alzheimer's Disease and Awareness Month (NADAM) and Family Caregivers Month®, a time set aside to honor the millions of caregivers who devote their time to caring for someone with a form of dementia.