June 15, 2024

Food at End of Life

A Delicate Dance: Discussing Food and Comfort at the End of Life For referral partners transitioning patients to hospice care, a common source of tension arises: the practice of regular solid food feeding. Families, often driven by love and cultural norms, may struggle to accept that forced feeding can be detrimental to their loved one’s […]

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Scoliosis and Home Health

Scoliosis and the Aging Population: How Home Health Care Can Improve Quality of Life Scoliosis, a lateral curvature of the spine, affects individuals throughout their lifespan. While often diagnosed in childhood, the condition can progress and cause complications as patients age. This can significantly impact their mobility, independence, and overall well-being. Home health care services […]

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June 10, 2024

Supporting Brain Health

Supporting Brain Health: How Home Health Care Empowers Aging Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and Cognitive Decline Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder affecting millions globally. Home Health Care services play a vital role in supporting patients with AD and their families by managing symptoms, promoting safety, and enhancing quality of life. This resource […]

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June 3, 2024

Siblings, The POA, and Your Loved One on Hospice Care

Whether siblings can receive updates from hospice on a patient’s condition when a POA is involved depends on several factors:   1. The Scope of the POA: Limited POA:This gives the designated representative authority only for specific decisions, like managing finances or making medical decisions in specific situations. In this case, the POA might not automatically grant access […]

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June 1, 2024

Who Can Call the Hospice Agency for an Update on a Patient?

Hospice care focuses on comfort and support for individuals with a terminal illness and their loved ones. It prioritizes managing pain and symptoms, improving quality of life and providing emotional and spiritual support during this sensitive time. Who can call the hospice agency for an update on the patient? This depends on your relationship to […]

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How Equality in Healthcare Improves Care for LGBTQ+ Hospice Patients

Regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or who you love, everyone deserves to feel safe receiving the care they need. For LGBTQ+ folks, hospice care can look different than it often does for cisgender, heterosexual people. As a healthcare care provider, we take the time to understand patients’ personal needs and guide them through their […]

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May 29, 2024

Alzheimer’s and Brain Health: A Guide for Medical Professionals

Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the most common form of dementia, presents significant challenges for patients, families, and healthcare providers. Hospice care plays a vital role in supporting patients with advanced AD and their loved ones. This resource provides medical professionals with a concise overview of AD, its impact on patients nearing the end of life, and […]

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May 27, 2024

Balancing Comfort and Sleep

Balancing Comfort and Sleep: A Guide to Discussing Pain Medication with Hospice Families For referral partners considering hospice care for their patients, a common concern among families is the potential for pain medication to induce excessive sleep. This article equips medical professionals with talking points to navigate these conversations, emphasizing the paramountcy of patient comfort […]

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May 25, 2024

Empowering Comfort: Hospice Care for Women with End-Stage Feminine Cancers

As we recognize National Women’s Health Month in May, let’s turn our focus to a vital yet often underutilized resource for women facing the challenges of end-stage diseases specific to their gender. Hospice care offers a comprehensive approach to symptom management, emotional support, and spiritual guidance, ensuring dignity and comfort during this critical phase. Many […]

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May 20, 2024

Home Health Care: Empowering Women’s Health Recovery in a Familiar Setting

National Women’s Health Month highlights the importance of prioritizing female healthcare. Home Health Care emerges as a powerful tool in this regard, offering a multitude of benefits for women recovering from various health issues within the comfort and familiarity of their own homes. Management of Chronic Conditions: Women are disproportionately affected by chronic illnesses like […]

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