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Why You Need to Know About Palliative Care

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For people living with serious illness, palliative (pal-lee-uh-tiv) care can provide relief from symptoms and stress while improving well-being and quality of life.   While there continues to be a lack of awareness and misconceptions about palliative care, a recent study by the Center to Advance Palliative...


Easing the Journey with Supportive Care

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Palliative (pal-lee-uhtiv) care is a medical specialty for people of any age living with a chronic or serious illness. It is sometimes referred to as “supportive care.” The focus of palliative medicine is relieving pain and distressing symptoms, providing resources and helping patients and families plan...



End-of-Life Care – Start the Conversation Today


The final chapter of our lives can be filled with difficult and emotional decisions. A rapid decline in health or an emergency can prompt family members and health care professionals to have to make critical end-of-life care choices. Our personal intentions can get lost during these often-hurried situations....


What Hospice Truly Is


Imagine a team of professionals whose greatest concern is your complete comfort. Imagine being empowered and supported to have the conversations you’ve always wanted to have. Imagine that pain is no longer involved in your decision-making process. Imagine this is all available to you, a benefit for...


The Myths of Hospice Care: What You Need to Know


When many hear the term “hospice care,” they are understandably apprehensive. The final months of a loved one’s life can be very difficult, but hospice care is a valuable resource that assuages some of these challenges and brings comfort to patients and their families. Here are a few myths (and facts)...


Differentiating Palliative and Hospice Care


Palliative and hospice care are often interpreted as being synonymous but there are many differences between the two specialty healthcare services. Palliative care is supportive care for patients with advanced illnesses and provides treatment for symptoms even when the underlying disease cannot be cured....


The Relief of Hospice - Hospice as a Concert of Care


People tend to put off accessing hospice care because it represents a life-altering shift: acknowledging that a disease in its advanced form will not be cured and that time is limited. As hospice providers, fellow mortals and Americans, we understand the hesitation. Yet when a physician says, “There...


Advance Directives: Sarah’s Story


Sarah was young, in her thirties. She had been in a horrific car accident, left a quadriplegic, unable to speak or do anything for herself. She was being kept alive by a feeding tube inserted in her nose. The liquid meals, while keeping her alive, left her more than uncomfortable. Her place of residence...


Why Choose Hospice?


Why choose hospice?  The word hospice often brings negative emotions like fear and failure and worries about the cost. Many families are not ready to let their family member go or they are angry that they do not have more time.  I experienced these emotions as my mother-in-law, Barbara, was struggling...

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