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7 Ways Hospice Helps Families

Posted by Lou Sirignano on November 21, 2017 at 8:00 AM

The old adage that families only get together when there is a wedding or funeral really is accurate. The end of life, sad as it is, tends to unite families and bring them closer through their shared grief.

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Topics: Aging, Caregiving, Hospice and Palliative Care

Hospice Care Is Health Care

Posted by Helen Beamer on November 4, 2016 at 10:00 AM

When someone mentions the word “hospice,” people often cringe or change the subject, fearing that hospice care somehow means giving up on life. Others view hospice with a lack of respect, as if it isn’t real medical care. I know this firsthand. I used to be employed in hospice as a volunteer coordinator. One day, I was talking about hospice and health care with my husband. I won’t ever forget my surprise (and dismay) when he casually said, “You don’t work in health care. Hospice isn’t health care because people in hospice die.” Needless to say, that was the start of an animated discussion where I explained to him the benefits of hospice as a part of the health care continuum.

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Topics: Home Care Planning, Hospice and Palliative Care

What You Need to Know About Palliative Care and Hospice

Posted by ComForCare on January 23, 2013 at 11:31 AM

We all know that eventually our elder loved ones may experience serious illness and eventually death. It’s a fact of life that everyone young and old knows is coming, but it doesn’t make it any easier to talk about. For those who are prepared, it makes these challenging times more manageable.

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Topics: Aging, Hospice and Palliative Care

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