Blog - Hospice of the North Coast
August 4, 2021
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Why Is Keeping Hydrated So Important?

Every cell, tissue and organ in your body needs water to work properly. For example, water: Gets rid of wastes through urination, perspiration and bowel movements […]
August 4, 2021
dehydration during end-of-life care

Dehydration and End-of-life Care

There are several common causes of dehydration. It is important to understand how hydration and dehydration impact end-of-life care. Common Causes Of Dehydration Diarrhea, vomiting: Severe, […]
April 15, 2021
Benefits of Art Therapy during bereavement

Benefits of Art Therapy During Bereavement

What does grief look like? What color is it?  Is it a shape that moves or changes? Does it have meaning without words, purpose without explanation […]
March 10, 2021
couple-eating-salad

Diet Considerations During Palliative Care

                               Wondering how to meet the unique foodservice needs of your loved one during palliative care? Food has a much greater role than simply providing […]
March 9, 2021
Veteran Benefits Guide

Veteran Benefits Guide

According to the Veteran’s Administration, just over 31% of U.S. Veterans are aged 65 or older. As they navigate their healthcare benefits, long-term care plans, and […]
December 24, 2020
Sad woman

Managing Your Grief – Holiday Edition by Jim Reiser

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy New Year – those good old familiar and welcome sayings may not be as welcome to those of […]
January 28, 2020

Hospice and Palliative Care: Making a Difference

A hospice nurse was recently asked, “How can you work in hospice – it must be so sad!” She answered, “I love providing highly-skilled, compassionate care […]
January 4, 2020

Don’t Wait to Talk About Hospice

It’s an all too common situation. A family is at the bedside of a loved one who is seriously ill and nearing the end of life. […]
November 27, 2019

A Program That Works, A Benefit That Matters – Pacifica House