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January 30, 2018

Massage Therapy: An Important Part of Hospice Care

One of our most important services for our patients is massage therapy. While this may sound like an odd therapy to offer patients, it’s more important […]
January 25, 2018

The Right Time for Hospice

When you think of hospice, you automatically think about the end of a person’s life. Calling in hospice, for many, is the equivalent of giving up. […]
January 23, 2018

The Difference Between Diagnosis and Prognosis

Admission to hospice care requires a loved one have a terminal illness with a prognosis that is limited to six months or less. Any diagnosis is […]
January 18, 2018

Are Palliative Care Teams The Answer Caregivers Need?

If you’re a caregiver, you know how tough it can be to watch your loved one face a serious illness. You often experience just as much […]
January 16, 2018

The Benefits of Early Palliative Care

Many people wait to consider palliative care until much later in the process of a seriously ill loved one. There are, however, many benefits to considering […]
December 29, 2017

National Influenza Vaccination Week 12/3-9

You feel awful; you’re shivering. Your body aches, your nose is running, and you can’t kick the cough out of your raw throat. It’s the flu. […]
December 18, 2017

Gift Ideas for the Holidays for Those in Hospice Care

When a loved one is seriously ill, time is of the essence, and just the opportunity to spend time with that individual day after day is […]
December 18, 2017

When Is Extra Care the Right Choice?

Caregiving is often nothing short of exhausting, and depending on how your support system is structured, caring for an ill patient, particularly a hospice patient, can […]
December 15, 2017

National Hand Washing Awareness Week 12/4-11

Wash your hands! It’s such simple advice – and yet it can have a powerful effect on your health and that of people around you. December […]