Admin, Author at Hospice of the North Coast
November 28, 2018

What Is a Living Will and Why Do Seniors Need One?

Discussing end-of-life wishes benefits seniors and caregivers It’s hard to think about end of life, especially when your older adult isn’t at that stage, but it’s […]
November 21, 2018

4 Reasons Dementia Activities Are Important and 5 Ways to Adapt Everyday Tasks

Activities in dementia boost self-esteem When someone has Alzheimer’s or dementia, their cognitive function may be declining, but they still have abilities. In fact, continuing to […]
November 14, 2018

The Comfort of Hospice Massage at Life’s End

Hospice massage was once distrusted, but now helps thousands die comfortably In 1998, Cindy Spence watched in horror as her hospitalized, cancer-stricken father-in-law was denied the […]
November 7, 2018

What Hospice Does and Doesn’t Do

Know what’s offered so you can make informed decisions ahead of time More than once in my life, I wish I knew more about hospice care, […]
November 4, 2018

Getting Help for Your Grief

Losing someone close to you may leave you feeling sad, lost, alone, or even angry. You may miss the person who has died—you want him or […]
November 2, 2018

For the Dying, Music Can Be Magic

How music can transform the dying experience for patients and their caregivers   At a time when health care costs are soaring and health providers are […]
November 1, 2018

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

October 20, 2018

Grieving the Loss of a Child

The loss of a child is the most devastating experience a parent can face-and missing the child never goes away. A piece of yourself is lost […]
October 19, 2018

Mourning the Death of a Spouse

When your spouse dies, your world changes. You are in mourning—feeling grief and sorrow at the loss. You may feel numb, shocked, and fearful. You may […]