Roughly 1.6 million people receive hospice care each year in the US, Johns Hopkins Medicine reveals. And all those patients have one thing in common: birthdays!
The concept of all adults-from the age of 18 and up, having an end of life conversation with their family and loved ones is difficult for many. Most often, end of life conversations happen in a [...]
When a loved one has died, it is common for children in the family to have more nightmares, and feel more fear of scary things that go “bump!” in the night. Here are some ideas for helping your [...]
When I was caring for my mother during the last days of her life we received a call from the hospice chaplain who wanted to schedule a visit. But Mom refused, saying she didn’t need a chaplain [...]
Guest Blog: The Courage Expert Sandra Ford Walston Working as a hospice volunteer for seven years, I’ve witnessed a variety of outcomes during a patient’s final moments, commonly referred to as [...]
There has been a push in recent years for adults 18 and over to create an advance directive to tell their loved ones what type of care they would like to receive at the end of life. This advance [...]