HNC, Author at Hospice of the North Coast
August 21, 2019

Anticipatory Grief

Many people typically think of grief as occurring after the loss, but grief often begins before an actual death. This is known as anticipatory grief, which […]
August 13, 2019

Stress doesn’t have to rule your life—learn how to let it go

In a hyper-connected world, where you’re always trying to fit in one more thing, slowing down and relaxing can seem like the one thing your smartphone […]
August 12, 2019

Thrive, Don’t Just Survive!

There’s more than one way to avoid burnout.  For this blog, we define burnout as the perception that you cannot change your environment and thus have […]
August 9, 2019

Caregivers Can Be Abused, Too

An appalling number of vulnerable care recipients are abused, exploited and neglected by professional caregivers and even family caregivers. A 2015 article on the topic estimated […]
August 8, 2019

The Healing Power of Music

For Alzheimer’s patients, music can be good medicine Music can improve the mood of those who suffer from Alzheimer’s and boost cognitive skills. “I’ve been a […]
August 7, 2019

Do You Know How a Living Will Works?

Shirley Rees had told her children not to take any “heroic measures” if she ever became seriously ill. But it was only when doctors discovered kidney […]
August 7, 2019

10 Things to Remember on Purple Heart Day

Serving in the United States military is an honor. Serving in the United States military in combat is a distinction few achieve. Even among combat veterans, […]
August 6, 2019

10 Healthy Habits for Seniors

Dental check-ups, medications, physicals – the list of a senior’s health needs go on. Not to mention, a caregiver’s health may suffer in the midst of putting a […]
August 1, 2019

Caregiver Stress and Burnout

Tips for Regaining Your Energy, Optimism, and Hope The demands of caregiving can be overwhelming, especially if you feel that you’re in over your head or […]