Locals Choose HEART ‘N HOME as Best of Treasure Valley

Heart ‘n Home Hospice & Palliative Care was awarded The ​Best of Treasure Valley​™ 2019 in home care by Inbound Systems! ​ ​The Best of Treasure Valley introduces a new way of identifying and recognizing the best businesses in the community. Using a combination of online reviews and community votes, winners were determined across nine categories and 184 subcategories. More than 18,000 unique ballots were cast during the voting round by Treasure Valley residents. Local

Living Life to Its Fullest

Joliet Area Community Hospice Considered the model for quality compassionate care for people facing end of life, hospice provides expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to each patient’s individual needs and wishes. Hospice can improve a person’s quality of life when curative treatments and technology are no longer effective or desired. Like various sectors of the medical community, Joliet Area Community Hospice (JACH) includes complementary therapies in patient care

VITAS’ Best Friend: Paw Pals® Know Just How to Visit a Hospice Patient

Pets often bring out an added level of joy in certain people with an emotional and physical benefit that is invaluable. Seniors who are pet owners enjoy less isolation and loneliness, are typically more active, weigh less and visit doctors less frequently than non-owners. Pet ownership has also been linked to lower blood pressure, higher levels of relaxation hormones and stronger immune systems. Everybody Benefits The positive effects of bonding benefit the animals, too, through

To Choose the Right Hospice, Ask the Right Questions

Many of our everyday decisions about healthcare are limited by factors such as cost, insurance coverage or a list of pre-approved providers. But we really do have a choice when selecting a hospice provider. VITAS® Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of hospice care, offers this checklist to help with one of life’s most meaningful decisions.  Explore hospice options. Identify hospice providers in your area and ask about details for comparison.  Ask about coverage. What sources

Home Health Care & Hospice – an Overview

Assisting people with their health care needs while they remain in their own home is what home health care is all about.  Home Health Care: Assisting people with their health care needs while they remain in their own home is what home health care is all about.  Home Health Care services are provided under the supervision of your physician and are available 24 hours a day. The type of services provided by home care vary

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. According to a survey conducted by The Conversation Project, 90 percent of Americans believe talking about end-of-life care with loved ones is important, yet 27 percent of