July 5, 2023

Grief & the Plan of Care

How Grief Is Incorporated into the Plan of Care When it comes to dealing with grief, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. Everyone grieves differently, and grief can affect individuals, families, and a person’s entire social circle. The grieving process can be especially complicated for those who are homebound or on hospice with a terminal illness. Creating […]

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June 30, 2023

Staying Hydrated

Hydration Motivation: The Importance of Staying Hydrated We don’t often think about the importance of staying hydrated. We may go for hours and hours without a sip. We may wait until we’re thirsty to get a drink. Generally, you should drink ⅓ of your weight (in pounds) in ounces of water daily. For example, if […]

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May 31, 2023

Equality in Healthcare for LGBTQ+ Patients

How Equality in Healthcare Improves Care for LGBTQ+ Hospice & Home Health 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 and home health care can look different than they often do for cisgender, heterosexual people. As a healthcare […]

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May 30, 2023

Alzheimer’s and Hospice

How to Know it May be Time for Hospice Watching someone you love suffer from Alzheimer’s or another memory debilitating illness is incredibly difficult, and it can be even more challenging to decide when it’s time to consider hospice care. Here, we are sharing five signs it may be the right time to consider the […]

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May 23, 2023

Older Americans Month

Older Americans Month May marks Older Americans Month, a time to celebrate the lives and contributions of people ages 65 and older. Older Americans are living longer, more productive lives than ever before, and they constitute a growing segment of the U.S. population. According to the 2020 Census, more than 55 million people aged 65 […]

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May 18, 2023

Skilled Nursing Care Week

National Skilled Nursing Care Week We’re excited to honor our skilled nursing care staff and facilities in the markets we serve. Founded in 1967 by the American Health Care Association (AHCA), this annual celebration includes a week dedicated to the huge role that skilled nursing care centers and their staff play in improving the lives […]

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May 5, 2023

Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness In the United States, one in five adults will experience a mental illness in any given year. This includes a large number of people who are living with a terminal illness—and their caregivers—who must cope with facing the end of life and making the necessary arrangements. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. […]

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April 28, 2023

National Nurses Month

May Is Nurse Appreciation Month This May, join us in celebration of America’s 4.4 million registered nurses who make a touching difference in the lives of patients and their families. Exceptional nurses often have a true passion for helping others, backed by compassion and empathy. In honor of this month, we express our appreciation for […]

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April 25, 2023

Counseling Awareness Month

Counseling in the Post-Acute Healthcare Setting In acute healthcare settings, such as an inpatient stay at the hospital, the quality care delivered to patients is facilitated by readily available resources such as multidisciplinary healthcare teams all operating out of one facility. A multidisciplinary team can include your doctor, spiritual counselor, social worker, and bereavement counselor […]

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April 14, 2023

Healthcare Decisions Day

Healthcare Decisions Day April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD), designed to “inspire, educate, and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning.” Being diagnosed with a terminal illness can be overwhelming for individuals and their families. When diagnosed with a terminal illness, knowing where to turn next can be […]

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