May 18, 2024

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

How Hospice Can Help Stroke Patients: Comfort and Support in Their Final Stages Expert Symptom Management: Our team focuses on managing pain, fatigue, and other stroke-related symptoms, ensuring comfort and peace.   Holistic Care: We provide physical, emotional, and spiritual support, addressing the unique needs of each patient and their family.   Dignity and Choice: […]

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May 8, 2024

Honoring Our Elders & Early Hospice Education

Honoring Our Elders: Optimizing End-of-Life Care Through Early Hospice Education As we approach Older Americans Month in May, it’s crucial to recognize the unique healthcare needs of this growing demographic. With advancements in medicine, life expectancy has risen significantly, yet many older adults face the reality of terminal illness. Here, we explore the importance of […]

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April 16, 2024

Pain Medications at End of Life

Pain Medications at the End of Life: Clearing Up Concerns for Hospice Caregivers Caring for a loved one on hospice care can be a challenging and emotional experience. One of the biggest concerns for families is often pain management. Here’s what you need to know about pain medications at the end of life, dispelling common […]

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April 3, 2024

Narcotics and Bowl Obstructions for Hospice Patients

More than 1.7 million patients received hospice care annually in the United States. In the hospice setting, narcotics, often known as opioids, play an essential role in relieving pain and shortness of breath for our loved ones with a terminal illness. The use of narcotics in hospice care is generally safe and effective. However, healthcare […]

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April 1, 2024

Hospice for Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

Hospice Care for Patients with Parkinson’s Disease: A Beneficial Option for Advanced Stages The Basics: Parkinson’s disease (PD) can significantly impact quality of life in advanced stages, with increased symptom complexity and functional decline. While curative therapies aren’t available, hospice care offers an alternative focused on comfort, symptom management, and holistic support for patients and […]

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March 20, 2024

Colon Cancer and Hospice

Hospice Care: How We Can Help Your Patients with End-Stage Colon Cancer As medical professionals, we are committed to providing excellent care and support for our patients. This is especially true when caring for patients with advanced cancers like end-stage colon cancer. In these challenging times, hospice care becomes crucial by offering comfort, dignity, and […]

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March 18, 2024

Mindful Eating: The Intersection of Nutrition and Awareness

Mindfulness in Nutrition: An Introduction National Nutrition Month offers a unique opportunity to explore the intersection of nutrition and mindfulness. Mindful eating is about more than what we eat; it’s about how we eat, bringing full attention to the experience of nourishment and the act of caring for the body. This practice is particularly beneficial […]

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March 10, 2024

Prioritizing Patient Safety

Prioritizing Patient Safety in Healthcare Settings During Patient Safety Awareness Week Patient Safety Awareness Week provides an opportunity to focus on the critical issue of patient safety, particularly in Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs), and Home care/Hospice environments. These settings, catering to some of the most vulnerable populations, require specific safety protocols […]

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March 3, 2024

End Stage Kidney Disease

End Stage Renal Disease: Patient/Family Education What is end stage renal disease? ESRD happens when your kidneys are no longer able to work at the required level that is needed to sustain life. Renal disease is classified in stage 1 through 5. When your classification is 5, your kidneys function poorly and they are not […]

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March 1, 2024

National Social Work Month

National Social Work Month Some patients can head home after an office visit or hospitalization, pick up their prescriptions, and manage follow-up appointments and care. Others may need a lot more help. When they do, medical social workers can provide valuable insight and access to resources. Whether patients need home health services or end-of-life care, […]

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