Palliative Care

  • What Is Palliative Care at Home? An In-Depth Explanation

    Palliative care provides symptom relief for seniors living with a severe illness. Services may include personalized therapies, nutrition advice, and more.

  • End-of-Life Care: Signs That Death Is Near

    Learning the signs that death is near will help you prepare for this inevitability and ensure that your loved one gets the care they need to manage end-of-life symptoms and remain comfortable.

  • Hospice Care for Dementia: When Is It Time?

    The slow and unpredictable progression of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias often makes it tricky for families and even doctors to determine when to bring in hospice. Use these guidelines to decide if a loved one is a candidate for end-of-life care.

  • Comparing End-of-Life Care Options

    Hospice, palliative care, home-based care, hospital-based care and long-term care facilities are all viable end of life care options. Compare end of life care types, where they are provided, the benefits offered and how these services are paid for.

  • 8 Facts to Know About Lewy Body Dementia

    Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a type of dementia that is often overshadowed by the most prevalent kind, Alzheimer's disease. To clear up the confusion, here are eight facts everyone should know about LBD.

  • Advance Care Directives: Preparations for the Unforeseeable Future

    An advance medical directive is a legal document that identifies a person’s health care preferences in the event they become unable to make decisions for themselves. Advance care planning provides invaluable guidance and peace of mind for family members.

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  • Why Caregivers Shouldn't Feel Guilty About Calling Hospice

    Calling in hospice for the care of an elderly parent or other a loved one means you need to come to terms, on all levels, with the idea that this person is dying.

  • How to Alleviate Physical Pain at the End of Life

    Making a person who is dying more comfortable and alleviating physical pain is an important priority for family caregivers. Physical comfort and pain management should be the focus of providing end of life care.

  • When Is It Time to Call Hospice?

    End-of-life care decisions are often challenging and time-sensitive. Learning about how one can qualify for hospice and the specific services a hospice organization can provide will help minimize anxiety and confusion surrounding these important choices.

  • Who Pays for Palliative Care at Home? Your Options Explained

    Many types of health benefits and insurance, including VA health benefits, Medicaid, and Medicare, will cover some or all of palliative care services at home.

  • Does Medicare Cover Palliative Care at Home?

    When a senior loved one is receiving palliative care at home, different parts of Medicare will cover different items and services.

  • What Is Hospice Care at Home?

    Hospice care at home provides relief for terminally ill patients while also supporting their family caregivers with respite and bereavement services.

  • How Much Does Hospice Care at Home Cost Patients and Their Families?

    Hospice care at home is covered by most health insurance plans, so patients and their families don’t usually have to pay anything out of pocket.

  • End-Stage Dementia: Care Options and What to Expect

    End-stage dementia is characterized by a rapid loss of speech and mobility as well as systemic infections as the body begins to shut down completely.

  • Can Dementia Be Fatal?

    On its own, dementia doesn’t normally cause death. As it progresses, however, the condition can increase vulnerability to life-threatening infections.

  • Forgiveness Helps Us Live and Die with Serenity and Peace

    When a loved one is facing the end of life, families often experience a whirlwind of emotions. A hospice chaplain explains the techniques he uses to help family members understand and forgive one another and get through trying times together.

  • Music-Thanatology: Providing Harmony at the End of Life

    Music has impressive healing powers for people of all ages but can be especially comforting for those who are terminally ill. Music-thanatologists are specially trained to use music to provide peace and reassurance throughout the dying process.

  • Caring for a Person with Dementia at the End of Life

    As dementia progresses and concurrent medical problems become more difficult to manage, tough questions can arise. This framework will help you navigate complicated healthcare decisions for a loved who is cognitively impaired.

  • Are Dying Seniors Getting The Care They Need?

    Many elderly Americans are turning to skilled nursing care during their last few months of life, despite the fact that some may be better served by seeking palliative care services, such as hospice.

  • Why Family Members Wait Too Long to Call Hospice

    Despite the benefits of palliative medicine, many terminally ill seniors only receive hospice care for a few days or weeks before passing away. Why is it so difficult for families to seek comfort care for dying loved ones?

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