Education & Resources

World Lung Cancer Day

World Lung Cancer Day: Supporting Patients with End-Stage Lung Cancer through Hospice Care Background on End-Stage Lung Cancer Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer-related mortality globally, accounting for nearly 25% of all cancer deaths. End-stage lung cancer, or stage IV, is characterized by the spread of malignant cells beyond the lungs to distant […]

UV Radiation and Home Health and Hospice

Ultraviolet Radiation and the Role of Home Health and Hospice in Patient Care: A Medical Professional’s Guide Ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure is a significant risk factor for various skin conditions, including premature aging, and most importantly, skin cancer. While sunlight provides essential vitamin D, overexposure to UV rays presents a substantial public health concern. This […]

Understanding Hospice Care

When Will Hospice Be There? Understanding In-Home Hospice Care What is Hospice Care? Imagine comfort, peace, and dignity during a difficult time. That’s what hospice care is all about. It’s a special type of care focused on making the most of the final months for people with a serious illness. Hospice doesn’t try to cure […]

Chronic Disease Day

Chronic Disease Day: A Hospice Care Perspective for Medical Professionals Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death and disability in the United States, accounting for 7 out of 10 deaths each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) [1]. As medical professionals on the front lines of patient care, recognizing […]

Understanding the End-of-Life Journey

Understanding the End-of-Life Journey: What to Expect When Your Loved One is Under Hospice Care Knowing your loved one is nearing the end of life can be a very difficult time. Hospice care is here to provide comfort and support for both your loved one and your family during this emotional journey. This blog offers […]

Navigating Hospice Care When Families Disagree

We understand that you may be going through a difficult time with a loved one who is receiving hospice care, and that there may be communication challenges within the family. This can be a very stressful situation, and we want to assure you that there are resources available to help you navigate this.   Here […]

PTSD at End of Life

The Intersection of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and End-of-Life Care: How Hospice Can Help PTSD is a mental health condition that can develop after exposure to a traumatic event. While often associated with veterans, PTSD can affect anyone at any age, including the elderly. This population may have experienced war, accidents, violence, or other traumas […]

Benefits of Hospice for Aging Men

Understanding How Hospice Can Benefit Your Aging Male Patients: A Guide for Medical Professionals Men’s Health Month serves as a timely reminder to focus on the specific healthcare needs of the aging male population. This demographic often faces a unique set of challenges, including higher mortality rates from chronic diseases and a reluctance to seek […]

Food at End of Life

A Delicate Dance: Discussing Food and Comfort at the End of Life For referral partners transitioning patients to hospice care, a common source of tension arises: the practice of regular solid food feeding. Families, often driven by love and cultural norms, may struggle to accept that forced feeding can be detrimental to their loved one’s […]

Siblings, The POA, and Your Loved One on Hospice Care

Whether siblings can receive updates from hospice on a patient’s condition when a POA is involved depends on several factors:   1. The Scope of the POA: Limited POA:This gives the designated representative authority only for specific decisions, like managing finances or making medical decisions in specific situations. In this case, the POA might not automatically grant access […]