The Rewards of Volunteering for Hospice

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The kindness and generosity of volunteers play an important role in many organizations, including hospice. People who donate their time and friendship to hospice patients provide them with a sense of support and connectedness that’s essential for someone with a life-limiting illness. Hospice volunteers make a positive impact on quality of life for people receiving […]

Suggestions to Help Family Caregivers Manage End-of-Life Anxiety

Manage End-of-Life Anxiety

Anxiety is a common struggle at the end of life. As the caregiver for a loved one, you might feel helpless to know what to do about it. Psychiatrists say that death causes what is known as primordial anxiety or death anxiety. Researchers believe it’s something we all have deep within us. Some believe that […]

Nutritional Concerns at the End of Life

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Eating is a social act. We share food with family and friends as a means of nurturing both our bodies and connections with each other. It is an expression of our culture and heritage, and central to the holidays and rituals we celebrate. In its more basic sense, we know that food is sustenance. We […]

Common Myths vs. Facts Regarding Hospice Care

The goal of hospice care is to prioritize comfort, quality of life and the wishes of the hospice patient and can include addressing each, their physical, emotional, spiritual and/or social needs. In hospice care, goals and wishes of the patient are integral to the plan of care. Hospice care typically does not include treatments to […]

Eating Right for Better Brain Health

Eating a well-balanced diet is important to maintain overall health and fitness and it is also important factor during your hospice care. What you eat can affect your cognitive function, aiding in maintaining and even improving your memory. It can also protect your brain cells and lower your chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Mindfully incorporating […]

Hospice Care Continues During COVID-19

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The end of a loved one’s life is a difficult time under any circumstances, but the COVID-19 pandemic has made things even more challenging for families as well as those providing hospice care. COVID-19 has changed all parts of health care, both in the treatment of people who have the virus and protections to keep […]

Benefits Related to Earlier Admission


Hospice is not a place, it is high-quality care that enables patients and families to focus on living as fully as possible despite a life-limiting illness. Hospice and palliative care combine the highest level of quality medical care with the emotional and spiritual support that patients and their families need most when facing a serious […]

It’s About How You Live

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and this year’s theme is “It’s About How You Live”. “Every year, nearly 1.4 million people living with a life-limiting illness receive care from hospices in this country,” said Edo Banach, president and CEO of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). “These highly-trained professionals ensure […]

Benefits of Hospice Services for Those with End Stage COPD

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD is an umbrella term that describes progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis and refractory, or non-reversible asthma. As the third leading cause of death in the United States, it effects over 11 million people. Many patients currently suffering under the devastating effects of end stage COPD, who may […]

Common Myths About Hospice


Though the number of people who choose to die in hospice care increases each year, some myths about hospice perseverate about what hospice is and how it works. Several myths surrounding hospice are cleared up below, offering some education for those considering hospice care. Myth: Hospice care is for people giving up on life. Fact: Ultimately, […]