April 27, 2018

Hospice patients often have changing patterns of eating and drinking. We think of food as much more than fuel. We think of it as comfort, enjoyment and protection. We also think of eating as a way to prolong life.

It is very hard for family members to see their loved on...

April 25, 2018

If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, you know bath time can be a real battle. Your loved one or resident may say “I just had a bath!” or “Get away from me!” Sometimes, the individual can even become aggressive.

Why do people with dementia...

April 20, 2018

As your loved one progresses through a serious illness, it’s only natural that he or she will face difficult emotions: fear, anger, sadness and much more. Yet not all people can express these emotions clearly. Perhaps your loved one is tearful, withdrawn, irritable or...

April 18, 2018

There are many myths and misconceptions about hospice care. The lack of understanding can create a barrier that prevents people who need and qualify for the benefit from actually receiving hospice care. We thought it would be helpful if we answered some of the most com...

April 13, 2018

When asked, the majority of people will say that if given a choice they would prefer to die at home and not in a hospital setting. Avoiding unnecessary trips to the emergency department is key to supporting that wish and helping patients and their families create a mor...

April 11, 2018

For many families, the Christmas and Hanukkah holidays are the one time of year when everyone is together. If your family has a loved one who is living with a life-limiting illness or a senior whose health is declining, spending time together takes on even greater mean...

April 5, 2018

We now know studies indicate that nursing home residents enrolled in hospice are less likely to be hospitalized in their final month of life than those not enrolled in hospice. But what are some of the other benefits of working with hospice? Integrating hospice care in...

April 3, 2018

The goal of our hospice program is to help our patients live comfortably when a cure is no longer possible. When time matters most, our team of specially trained clinicians and caregivers deliver expert medical care, pain management and emotional and spiritual support...

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