May 2, 2018

How to pay for the rising costs of health care? Concerns over these costs are shared not only by elected officials, but by almost every family across the country as well. Many baby boomers are caring for their aging parents just as they are facing their own health care...

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 Perhaps your loved one is tearful, withdrawn, irritable or...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...

March 29, 2018

To help support both patients and family caregivers at the end-of-life, Medicare provides four levels of care under the hospice benefit. They are: routine home care, continuous home care, general inpatient care (GIP), and respite care.

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