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15 09, 2017

The Next Steps for Preparing a Loved One for Hospice Care

2017-09-15T09:36:50-05:00September 15th, 2017|

Families of a terminally ill patient aren’t always aware of the treatment options at hand. While recurrent hospitalizations are likely to be commonplace for treating symptoms related to terminal conditions, there are alternatives to acute care, namely hospice care. Hospice care differs significantly from hospitalization, with the main difference being hospice care emphasis is on providing [...]

15 09, 2017

Making the Choice

2017-09-15T09:33:24-05:00September 15th, 2017|

How do I know if the time has come to consider hospice? If you or your loved one has been told that you have a disease or illness and there are no further curative treatment options, hospice becomes an option. With hospice, the focus shifts from curing the illness to providing comfort and quality of life. [...]

15 09, 2017

The Benefits of Hospice

2017-09-15T09:24:16-05:00September 15th, 2017|

It’s Not About Giving Up, It’s About Redirecting Your Focus Once diagnosed with a terminal illness, patients and their families are often left feeling overwhelmed.  Depending on the dialog or lack thereof that occurs between the patient and their primary care provider, patients may find it difficult to navigate the healthcare system.  Unfortunately, many patients continue [...]