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December 12, 2018

How to cope with the loss of a loved one during the holiday season, according to experts

The holidays can be a difficult time for those who are grieving. Whether the person who died was old, young, or not yet born, whether their […]
December 5, 2018

When Is It Time to Call Hospice?

A common question asked by those considering hospice care for a loved one is, “When is the right time?” A growing number of caregivers are finding […]
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