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Pain Medications at End of Life

Pain Medications at the End of Life: Clearing Up Concerns for Hospice Caregivers Caring for a loved one on hospice care can be a challenging and emotional experience. One of the biggest concerns for families is often pain management. Here’s what you need to know about pain medications at the end of life, dispelling common […]

Navigating Stress in Chronic Conditions

Navigating Stress in Chronic Conditions: A Guide for Patients and Caregivers Living with a chronic condition, or caring for someone who does, can be a profound and life-changing experience. Both roles come with their unique sets of challenges, stresses, and rewards. It’s vital to find effective ways to manage stress to maintain both physical health […]

Supporting Your Patients Throughout Their Cancer Journey

Supporting Your Patients Throughout Their Cancer Journey: Home Health Makes a Difference This National Cancer Control Month, empower your patients with comprehensive care at home. As an Oncologist, you understand the unique needs of patients facing a cancer diagnosis. Home Health services can be a valuable extension of your practice, providing a seamless continuum of […]

Narcotics and Bowl Obstructions for Hospice Patients

More than 1.7 million patients received hospice care annually in the United States. In the hospice setting, narcotics, often known as opioids, play an essential role in relieving pain and shortness of breath for our loved ones with a terminal illness. The use of narcotics in hospice care is generally safe and effective. However, healthcare […]

Hospice for Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

Hospice Care for Patients with Parkinson’s Disease: A Beneficial Option for Advanced Stages The Basics: Parkinson’s disease (PD) can significantly impact quality of life in advanced stages, with increased symptom complexity and functional decline. While curative therapies aren’t available, hospice care offers an alternative focused on comfort, symptom management, and holistic support for patients and […]

Colon Cancer and Hospice

Hospice Care: How We Can Help Your Patients with End-Stage Colon Cancer As medical professionals, we are committed to providing excellent care and support for our patients. This is especially true when caring for patients with advanced cancers like end-stage colon cancer. In these challenging times, hospice care becomes crucial by offering comfort, dignity, and […]

Mindful Eating: The Intersection of Nutrition and Awareness

Mindfulness in Nutrition: An Introduction National Nutrition Month offers a unique opportunity to explore the intersection of nutrition and mindfulness. Mindful eating is about more than what we eat; it’s about how we eat, bringing full attention to the experience of nourishment and the act of caring for the body. This practice is particularly beneficial […]

Celebrating Pulmonary Rehabilitation Month

Celebrating Pulmonary Rehabilitation Month: A Journey of Recovery and Resilience Introduction to Pulmonary Rehabilitation Month March marks Pulmonary Rehabilitation Month, a time dedicated to spotlighting the transformative impact of pulmonary rehabilitation on individuals living with chronic respiratory diseases such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, and other lung conditions. This month, we […]

Prioritizing Patient Safety

Prioritizing Patient Safety in Healthcare Settings During Patient Safety Awareness Week Patient Safety Awareness Week provides an opportunity to focus on the critical issue of patient safety, particularly in Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs), and Home care/Hospice environments. These settings, catering to some of the most vulnerable populations, require specific safety protocols […]

End Stage Kidney Disease

End Stage Renal Disease: Patient/Family Education What is end stage renal disease? ESRD happens when your kidneys are no longer able to work at the required level that is needed to sustain life. Renal disease is classified in stage 1 through 5. When your classification is 5, your kidneys function poorly and they are not […]