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History of Hospice Care

History of Hospice Care

Hospice care in the United States is generally known today as a form of compassionate care for patients with life-limiting illnesses. Typically, those illnesses are expected to run their course in six months or less. The primary focus of hospice, then, is not on treating the underlying disease, but rather on pain management and quality … Read more

Your Guide to Choosing a Hospice Care Provider

Your Guide to Choosing a Hospice Care Provider

It’s a decision no one wants to make. However, it is one of the most critical in your life (or the life of a loved one). We’re talking about choosing a hospice care provider. The decision is fraught with emotion, worry, stress, and even fear. It’s an acknowledgment that life will soon be ending, that … Read more

What Is Hospice Care

What Is Hospice Care?

Individuals struggling with the effects of chronic diseases such as cancer, as well as those nearing the end of their lives, often need specialized treatment and help. Hospice care is designed to provide those patients with compassionate treatments, help, and freedom from pain and discomfort that they need. However, many patients and family members have … Read more

Is It Time for Hospice Care?

No one likes to contemplate their death, but it is something we all must face. For patients struggling with a terminal illness, hospice treatment offers many benefits. It can provide a chance to say goodbye to friends and family members, to recall a life well-lived, and to come to terms with things. Ultimately, it can … Read more

How to Cope When a Family Member Enters Hospice Care

How to Cope When a Family Member Enters Hospice Care

Human beings don’t like to contemplate their mortality. However, it’s something that we’ll all need to face in the end. Death is a natural part of life – the opposite side of the circle, so to speak. That doesn’t mean it’s easy to deal with, though. While people will struggle with implications of their own … Read more

How Does Hospice Care Work?

Most of us don’t give hospice care a lot of thought until we need it. However, once an illness has been diagnosed as terminal, hospice becomes an important consideration. Patients and their family members should understand how hospice care works to be prepared for the process. In this guide, we’ve outlined the general process behind … Read more

A Closer Look at Hospice Care Services

A Closer Look at Hospice Care Services

When you think of hospice care, what comes to mind first? Chances are that it’s pain management. There’s a good reason for that. This type of care is focused on making the patient comfortable, which does include managing their pain. However, there are so many other treatments that compassionate hospice caregivers can provide! Not sure … Read more

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