Category: Hospice Care

Why Physicians and Families Can Trust Hospice of Southwest Ohio

Why Physicians and Families Can Trust Hospice of Southwest Ohio

When a loved one is diagnosed with a terminal illness, many families may not know where to start and may miss a critical window to enroll in hospice care. Far too often, referrals for hospice care are made too late, before a patient and family can benefit from the services hospice actually has to offer. […]

The Changing Face of Palliative and Hospice Care Post-COVID

The Changing Face of Palliative and Hospice Care Post-COVID

We are a little over a year into the global COVID-19 pandemic. Since the start of the pandemic last year, we have seen a profound impact on the palliative and hospice care industry. Changes in care due to public health orders, increased demand for medical supplies, and the mental health of staff everywhere have impacted […]

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month With Your Hometown Hospice

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month With Your Hometown Hospice

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, making it the perfect opportunity to talk about brain health and dementia. More than 6 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s and it kills more people than breast and prostate cancer combined. Since 2014, The Alzheimer’s Association has declared June as Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month to help garner […]

How social workers are integral to end-of-life care

How social workers are integral to end-of-life care

March is National Social Work Month and it’s the perfect time to recognize the contributions of social workers to palliative and hospice care. For those who have had a loved one in end-of-life care, you probably know just how integral social workers and case managers are. These individuals play an important role in helping patients […]

Bring It On Home: The Shift To In-Home Care Amid A Pandemic

Bring It On Home: The Shift To In-Home Care Amid A Pandemic

After nearly a year living in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare is still facing an uphill battle as providers try to adapt to each day. For healthcare services that can be provided via telehealth, like therapy and wellness check-ups with a general practitioner, that adaptation may have been more straightforward. What happens in […]

How to Handle Holiday Depression

How to Handle Holiday Depression

For most people, the holidays are a time to gather with friends and family to celebrate the season. While things may seem merry and bright, the holidays can also trigger a lot of negative emotions for people. Sadness, loneliness, anxiety and stress can all be heightened around the holidays. This year especially, with so many […]

How to Have Difficult Family Conversations During the Holidays

How to Have Difficult Family Conversations During the Holidays

As the holidays approach, families will gather, either in person or virtually. Between bites of pumpkin pie or during the football game halftime, consider using the time together to discuss some difficult subjects, such as family health history and end-of-life planning for aging parents or relatives.

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