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July 23, 2024

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 […]

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July 20, 2024

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 […]

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July 17, 2024

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 […]

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July 7, 2024

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 […]

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July 5, 2024

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 […]

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July 1, 2024

Who Can Call the Hospice Agency for an Update on a Patient?

Hospice care focuses on comfort and support for individuals with a terminal illness and their loved ones. It prioritizes managing pain and symptoms, improving quality of life and providing emotional and spiritual support during this sensitive time. Who can call the hospice agency for an update on the patient? This depends on your relationship to […]

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June 24, 2024

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 […]

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June 20, 2024

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 […]

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June 18, 2024

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 […]

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June 15, 2024

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 […]

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