Category: Hospice Care

Navigating Grief with Your Hometown Hospice Provider

Navigating Grief with Your Hometown Hospice Provider

Grief is part of the human condition. According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, many loved ones of patients who receive hospice and palliative care experience anticipatory grief before losing a family member or friend. Experts agree grief isn’t linear or time-limited.

Transitioning Patients From Palliative Care to Hospice

Transitioning Patients From Palliative Care to Hospice

Helping Your Patients Understand the Transition from Palliative Care to Hospice The transition from palliative care to hospice care can be a confusing time for patients and their families. It is likely they will feel many complex emotions including — sadness, fear, anger and more. As their provider, you have an opportunity to empower and […]

Transitioning From Palliative Care to Hospice

Transitioning From Palliative Care to Hospice

When someone is diagnosed with a terminal illness, treating and managing their symptoms becomes a top priority. A large part of successfully caring for someone with a terminal illness is understanding how palliative and hospice care play a role in treatment and what the transition from palliative to hospice entails.

How to Open Up About End of Life Planning

How to Open Up About End of Life Planning

End-of-life planning is a difficult topic to discuss under any circumstances. For family members, the topic can be tough to broach because they don’t want to imagine a reality without their loved one or don’t know how their loved one will react to this type of conversation. For those who are terminally ill, it can […]

5 Tips to Find Work-Life Balance as a Caregiver

5 Tips to Find Work-Life Balance as a Caregiver

Caregiving is a 24/7 job and sometimes that’s on top of your existing 9-5. Not only is being a caregiver a huge time commitment, but it’s also emotionally demanding. That being said, caregiving is also incredibly rewarding and truly makes a difference in the lives of so many people. But, how do you provide care […]

Give Life Back to Your Days: Know When to Start Hospice Care

Give Life Back to Your Days: Know When to Start Hospice Care

Everyone wants to think that they’ll have a little more time with their aging family members. It’s hard to think about losing someone you love, so a lot of families tend to put off talking about end-of-life care. Having an open and honest conversation with your loved one about their wishes for care is important, […]

10 Common Myths About Hospice Care

10 Common Myths About Hospice Care

“Hospice” is a word that can strike fear or provide a feeling of peace, depending on the individual. For those who don’t fully understand what hospice care is and what it provides, they tend to fall into the former category rather than the latter. I want to dispel the misconceptions and the common myths about […]

How to start a conversation about the end of life

How to start a conversation about the end of life

The ending of life is an inevitability for all living beings, but it’s never easy to part ways. It can be even harder to have a conversation about the ending of a loved one’s life. According to The Conversation Project, 90 percent of people say that talking to their loved ones about end-of-life care is […]

What is in-home primary care?

What is in-home primary care?

In-home primary care is for anyone homebound with a serious injury or illness, regardless of age or prognosis. It’s a personalized experience, in the comfort of one’s own home. This type of care focuses on managing symptoms and providing treatment to promote a better quality of life. In-home primary care is offered by Hospice of […]

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