November 2019 is Palliative and Hospice Care Month

November is National Palliative and Hospice care month. It is the time to recognize and raise awareness for the vital work done for those in need of symptom management and comfort care. The dedicated professionals are committed to controlling symptoms and providing end-of-life care. It is a perfect time for individuals of all ages to discuss their end-of-life preferences and wishes with loved ones and their physician. How you formulate your individual Advance Directive will be shaped by many aspects including your culture, values, experiences, religion, relationships, and environment. As you address your Advance Care Planning wishes, remember that aging in place may be part of your plan. Consider is your current home going to meet your needs or will modifications be necessary?

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Finding a Caregiver is Like Dating

Coming to the realization that additional caregiving assistance is needed may be obvious to some and very challenging for others to realize.  The need for more caregiving support affirms that…

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The Caregiver’s Voice Book Review

In Home Hospice Navigation – The Caregiver’s Guide, author, nurse, caregiver, Judith Sands, focuses on hospice – what it is, the personnel involved, when and how to involve hospice, advance care…

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