Advance care planning addresses the health care you would want to receive in a medical crisis – based on your values, preferences, and conversations with your loved ones.
You may already know what kind of healthcare you would like to receive when you reach the later years of your life. But, to ensure that your future healthcare wishes are followed, one of the most [...]
Even though hospice care has been available in the U.S. for nearly 50 years there are still many misperceptions about hospice that are common in our society. One of the most unfortunate of these [...]
The modern hospice movement began in the post-World War II era with the vision of Dr. Cicely Saunders, who recognized a need for compassionate care of the dying that maintained the patient’s [...]
Seeing a loved one lose a spouse is difficult no matter what. You have your own grief to process, as well as theirs. When the surviving spouse has Alzheimer’s, however, the experience can be much [...]
If you have a loved one nearing the end of life you may be considering working with a hospice in the future, which is a very good choice. Studies have shown that patients who receive care from [...]