Posted on October 29, 2019 in Hospice EducationPatients and families often ask, “what is end-stage liver disease?” It’s a good question given that end-stage liver disease is a term that covers an array of different conditions that affect the liver. This includes nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, liver cancer, alcohol-related liver disease, hepatitis B or C and other illnesses, infections, and diseases that affect the liver and bile ducts. When a patient’s liver disease reaches cirrhosis, a stage when the liver damage can no longer be reversed, it becomes a terminal diagnosis.
Blog: Hospice Views - 2019
Posted on October 22, 2019 in New CategoryPrescription medication is a powerful tool to fight infection, pain, depression, and other signs and symptoms of illness. Taken properly, they can dramatically improve quality of life. Taken improperly, they can lead to addiction, dangerous side effects and even death.
Posted on October 17, 2019 in Hospice EducationAs the nation’s healthcare system moves from volume- to value-based care and increased engagement with patients, there is a new emphasis on patient-centered care. Healthcare providers are beginning to see their patients less as a medical diagnosis and more as an individual person with a life and needs beyond a diagnostic billing code.
Posted on October 16, 2019 in Hospice EducationThe American Case Management Association states that “the goal of case management is to maintain optimal patient health status across the continuum of care in a manner that emphasizes both individual control over decisions and stewardship of resources regardless of provider.”
Posted on October 10, 2019 in Dementia CraftsHalloween is an exciting time of year for kids. But for families caring for a loved one with dementia, it can mean extra worries and safety concerns.