Blog: Hospice Views - January 2019
Posted on January 30, 2019 in Caregiving TipsMany of us know firsthand the value of having an advance care directive to ensure our healthcare wishes at the end of life are met. But as the saying goes, “life happens.” We age, our health changes, and sometimes, the healthcare decisions we once found important change as well. The start of a new year is the perfect time to review and refresh an advance care directive, or begin crafting a new one.
Posted on January 24, 2019 in Hospice EducationTennessee residents contemplating hospice care for a family member or another loved one should review a range of options when making their decision. Learn more about Tennessee hospice resources and information below.
Posted on January 23, 2019 in Hospice EducationHospice care is available to terminally ill patients who have made the decision to focus on quality of life over curative treatments. The patient and their family receive care and support from a team of end-of-life professionals who focus on providing comfort by managing physical symptoms and addressing emotional and spiritual needs.
Posted on January 17, 2019 in Hospice EducationThose of us working in end-of-life care have become very well versed in addressing and providing support for the trauma that Veterans have experienced during their time in the service. But how often do we think about the trauma that other patients have experienced in their lives?
Posted on January 16, 2019 in Dementia CraftsWhen winter’s chill makes getting outside difficult, birdwatching from a window can be the perfect activity for engaging someone with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. A simple homemade feeder like the craft below is all you need to get started in attracting a wide range of local birds to your yard during the winter when food supplies are scarce.