Education & Resources

Transitioning Alzheimer’s Patients to Hospice

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Making the Transition to Hospice with Alzheimer’s and Other Forms of Dementia Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are progressive diseases that eventually lead to end of life for those suffering. When your loved one reaches more challenging stages of dementia, hospice care is extremely valuable.  Hospice is a specialized type of care that […]

Celebrating Heroes Without Capes

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National Family Caregivers Month: Celebrating the Heroes without Capes November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to celebrate the millions of Americans who provide unpaid care to their loved ones. Caregivers play a vital role in our society, helping people with chronic illnesses, disabilities, and age-related impairments live their best lives. Caregivers provide a […]

Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s

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Caring for and Loving Someone with Alzheimer’s Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. It is the most common cause of dementia in older adults. Alzheimer’s disease affects everyone differently, but it eventually leads to severe cognitive impairment and death. There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but […]

Liver Cancer Awareness

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Liver Cancer Awareness Liver cancer is the sixth most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Early detection can be challenging because symptoms frequently do not present until the cancer is in the later stages. Adding to the early detection challenge is the lack of standardized screenings for average-risk individuals. Therefore, when symptoms […]

Thank you, Chaplains!

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Clergy and Chaplain Awareness Month Our chaplains provide exceptional spiritual support to our patients and staff. Chaplains are a vital member of our interdisciplinary team, and especially during Clergy and Chaplain Awareness Month, we would like to take the time to express our gratitude for the work they do every day. The Role of Hospice […]

Mental Health: Depression Awareness

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Depression Education and Awareness Month October is Depression Education and Awareness Month, which aims to educate people on how depression impacts individuals and families and to decrease negative connotations associated with this mental illness. Depression in Hospice and Home Healthcare Settings Depression can affect anyone, anywhere. Depression in hospice and home healthcare settings is expectantly […]

Raising Awareness: Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness The month of October is dedicated to speaking up and raising awareness about breast cancer. What is it? Who gets it? What can I do to avoid it? How can I help people with breast cancer? Breast cancer can be a devastating diagnosis, but increasing your knowledge about it can bring some […]

The Use of Lasix in Hospice

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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 […]