Posted on February 28, 2019 in Hospice EducationThey say “laughter is the best medicine,” but it has to be used carefully when caring for an individual facing a terminal diagnosis. While the situation is clearly no laughing matter, when humor is used appropriately, it can improve the patient’s state of mind and build a bridge between the patient and healthcare providers.
Blog: Hospice Views - February 2019
Posted on February 27, 2019 in Hospice EducationThe diagnosis of a serious illness is an emotional and trying time for both patients and their families. While they naturally pursue curative treatment in the early stages, there may come a time when curative treatment is no longer working or when the patient decides to stop curative treatment in favor of comfort and quality of life. This is the time for hospice.
Posted on February 20, 2019 in Palliative CareIt’s hard to see a loved one in pain – especially after they’ve received a difficult diagnosis. There’s never an easy time to come to terms with someone you love being sick, but there are ways to treat symptoms and side effects in order to make life easier in their time of need.
Posted on February 15, 2019 in Hospice EducationLocation is one of the first things many families consider when trying to find a hospice. But while location can be important, it is only one of the factors to weigh.
Posted on February 3, 2019 in Dementia CraftsValentine’s Day is all about expressions of love. That’s true even when the person you love may no longer connect in the ways they have in the past due to Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia.