end of life Archives - Hospice of the North Coast
August 28, 2019

How to prepare yourself for a good end of life

By Katy Butler My parents lived good lives and expected to die good deaths. They exercised daily, ate plenty of fruits and vegetables, and kept, in […]
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 […]
July 3, 2019

‘End Game’ Film Shows the Struggle in End-of-Life Decisions

The Oscar-nominated documentary also spotlights palliative and hospice care In a pivotal scene of the documentary End Game, we listen in as a team of palliative care […]
June 24, 2019

Don’t Tell Me When I’m Going to Die

Prognoses are more of an art than a science. Maybe it’s better not to know. Starrett Kreissman, a trim 59-year-old, was hiking with her husband, David […]
January 9, 2019

End-of-Life Conversations Can Bring You and Loved Ones Closer

If the opportunity presents itself, honor the person by listening Before his mother, Dee Dee, died from emphysema in 2009, Larry Sernovitz spent a lot of […]
December 21, 2018

Making Hospice an Easier Choice

People with terminal conditions who receive Medicare are currently required to forgo curative treatment in order to receive hospice (care for people whose medical conditions mean […]
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 […]
October 18, 2018

5 Life Lessons From End-of-Life Experts

Make sure to do these things while you are still able You’ve heard it countless times: Life is short, so appreciate each moment. People with life-limiting […]