Round-the-Clock Hospice Care Keeps Patients and Families at Home — and out of the Hospital

Seniors have more housing options than ever, from the booming tiny house market to roommates and retirement communities. Senior living communities, however, remain a popular choice. Family members who provide hospice care to a loved one at home can experience emotions and encounters that range from immensely satisfying to intensely scary. When a hospice patient takes a turn for the worse at home—struggles to breathe, experiences sudden pain, loses consciousness, becomes agitated, or battles chronic

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

Music Therapy for Hospice Patients Delivers Benefits and Spurs Memories

There’s power in music therapy. Music provided by trained and certified music therapists is often incorporated into hospice care for its ability to deliver benefits to patients, their families and those who provide end-of-life care. VITAS® Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, employs more than 40 music therapists nationally. Multiple therapeutic benefits Music can relieve anxiety and agitation, lessen pain, boost mood, promote deeper breathing, and facilitate communication, movement and emotional expression. For

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

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

It’s Never Too Late To Say ‘Thank You’ To Our Nation’s Veterans: Even At the End of Life

Americans across the country celebrate Veterans Day on November 11, a special day to salute the men and women who have bravely served our country in the military. These fellow Americans have made profound sacrifices in defense of freedom and they deserve our heartfelt thanks and appreciation. Honoring our nation’s Veterans includes supporting them throughout their entire lives, especially at the end. As our nation marks Veterans Day on November 11, Heart ‘n Home Hospice