Education & Resources

The Use of Lasix in Hospice


The Use of Lasix in Hospice Care When it comes to hospice care, our team is focused solely on providing comfort and pain-free care to hospice care patients. For both hospice patients and their families, coping with terminal illness brings about a wide array of emotional worries and concerns. In addition to emotional stress, those […]

Healthy Aging Month

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Healthy Aging Month: Promoting Healthy Aging for Seniors Healthy Aging Month is an annual observance, dedicated to promoting healthy aging for seniors. The month of September was chosen for this observance because it is the month that marks the beginning of the fall season, a time when many seniors begin to think about their health […]

National Immunization Awareness Month

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National Immunization Awareness Month August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This annual event is an important reminder that vaccination is one of the safest and most effective strategies for preventing transmissible diseases. Each year, millions of people of all ages benefit from receiving vaccines. Older adults are particularly susceptible to certain vaccine-preventable illnesses and […]

National Make a Will Month

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August is National Make-a-Will Month People sidestep discussing or even thinking about death for good reason. Though death is ominous, it is also inevitable. We recommend that those who have not made a will and advanced directive should seize the opportunity to do so. Creating a Will for Peace of Mind Make life less stressful […]

World Lung Cancer Day

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World Lung Cancer Day Lung cancer is the third most common cancer in the U.S. and causes more deaths than any other cancer. World Lung Cancer Day is observed every year to raise awareness about the importance of preventing lung cancer and to support ongoing research efforts that may one day lead to new, effective […]

Grief & the Plan of Care

How Grief Is Incorporated into the Plan of Care When it comes to dealing with grief, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. Everyone grieves differently, and grief can affect individuals, families, and a person’s entire social circle. The grieving process can be especially complicated for those who are homebound or on hospice with a terminal illness. Creating […]

Staying Hydrated

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Hydration Motivation: The Importance of Staying Hydrated We don’t often think about the importance of staying hydrated. We may go for hours and hours without a sip. We may wait until we’re thirsty to get a drink. Generally, you should drink ⅓ of your weight (in pounds) in ounces of water daily. For example, if […]

Equality in Healthcare for LGBTQ+ Patients

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How Equality in Healthcare Improves Care for LGBTQ+ Hospice Patients Regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or who you love, everyone deserves to feel safe receiving the care they need. For LGBTQ+ folks, hospice care can look different than it often does for cisgender, heterosexual people. As a healthcare care provider, we take the time […]

Alzheimer’s and Hospice

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How to Know it May be Time for Hospice Watching someone you love suffer from Alzheimer’s or another memory debilitating illness is incredibly difficult, and it can be even more challenging to decide when it’s time to consider hospice care. Here, we are sharing five signs it may be the right time to consider the […]

Older Americans Month

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Older Americans Month May marks Older Americans Month, a time to celebrate the lives and contributions of people ages 65 and older. Older Americans are living longer, more productive lives than ever before, and they constitute a growing segment of the U.S. population. According to the 2020 Census, more than 55 million people aged 65 […]