What is a Hospice Caregiver?

By |2022-03-30T22:09:33+00:00February 28th, 2022|

What is hospice? Hospice is end-of-life care that is specifically focused on relieving painful symptoms rather than curative treatment. In order to qualify for hospice care, one has to have been given 6 months or less to live by their doctor. This is necessary since a key component of hospice care is that all attempts [...]

What does it take to be a hospice nurse?

By |2022-03-30T22:10:20+00:00February 28th, 2022|

What is hospice? In order to understand what a hospice nurse does, it is important to understand what hospice care is. Hospice care is end of life care that is given to those with 6 months or less to live. When under hospice care, a patient agrees to stop all curative treatments and focus on [...]

Hospice Care at Home

By |2022-02-10T17:14:21+00:00February 10th, 2022|

  What is hospice care? Hospice care is end of life care that focuses on the home health and comfort of the patient in their last few months of life. In order to qualify for hospice care a doctor has to certify that if the illness or condition runs its course, you will have 6 [...]

Hospice Care

By |2022-03-21T17:20:48+00:00February 10th, 2022|

What is hospice care? Hospice care is end of life comfort care that is offered to those with a terminal illness. Proof of a 6 month life expectancy from a doctor is required before initiating hospice care, as it is only given to terminally ill patients. Hospice care focuses on the quality of life for [...]

Medicare and Hospice

By |2022-03-30T22:16:47+00:00January 13th, 2022|

Many families may wonder how they’ll cover the costs of hospice and if their loved one could benefit from the services. If you have Medicare, you may receive assistance through the program.   What is Hospice Care? Hospice care is a type of medical care that helps a patient deal with a terminal illness. The [...]

Alzheimer’s Care Options for Seniors: Long-Term Care Plan

By |2020-03-13T20:03:30+00:00November 30th, 2019|

Believe me when I say everyone has a hard time addressing the topic of future long-term care plans with an aging loved one recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, or any other stages of dementia or types of dementia. Ever since you can remember, your parents have taken on the responsibility of raising you and taking care [...]

Understanding the Differences Between Palliative and Hospice Care

By |2020-06-11T22:56:36+00:00April 9th, 2019|

When the difficult decisions surrounding end of life care issues are being discussed, there is often talk of hospice and palliative care. However, these do not necessarily refer to the same thing and this can sometimes lead to confusion. To help clear up any misunderstandings, let’s explore the meanings of these two terms.   Palliative […]

What to Do When Your Elderly Parents Refuse Home Care

By |2020-02-28T04:15:40+00:00March 3rd, 2019|

It can be very disturbing when elderly parents will not cooperate in order to assure their well-being. When an elderly parent refuses help, adult children often become frustrated and angry and sometimes just give up. That is not an appropriate solution for either the child or the parent. Aging parents want to be acknowledged as […]

Why Do the Elderly Refuse Help? What You Can Do to Encourage Seniors

By |2020-02-28T04:15:40+00:00February 28th, 2019|

At some point, everyone must rely on someone else for assistance. For some seniors, this is harder to admit than it is for others, and families often find themselves stuck in the position of trying to convince their senior loved one to accept help from another person. Whether you are trying to help your parent […]

How to Know When it’s Time for Hospice | What is Hospice for Seniors?

By |2020-06-11T22:57:58+00:00February 8th, 2019|

Watching as someone you love struggles with a terminal illness is heartbreaking. While you naturally don’t want to think about losing someone that you love, it is also important to remember that you play a valuable role in protecting their dignity and comfort at this stage in their life. Right now, you are trying to […]