9 06, 2020

ER or Palliative Care? Weighing Your Options

2020-06-09T00:41:12+00:00Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

If you or a loved one are suffering from serious, chronic illness, you’re likely no stranger to the emergency room. When someone’s body is already engaged in the fight of their life, any comorbidity seems like an urgent reason to head to the emergency room. However, the emergency room can present its own set of [...]

30 05, 2020

When to Make the Shift from Chronic to End of Life Care

2020-05-30T02:18:58+00:00Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Determining when your loved one should transition from chronic care to end of life care can be one of the most challenging things you will ever undertake. Though there is no specific point in a medical diagnosis where end of life care technically begins, the decision must be made on an individual patient's case--based on [...]

16 04, 2020

Hospice vs. Comfort Care

2020-04-16T01:42:46+00:00Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Hospice care and comfort care are similar options for end of life care. Even though the two are set up to offer comfort to the patients, their programs differ significantly regarding payment, timing, location, and eligibility for services. So, let’s look at the differences between the two. Care Location Hospice programs surpass comfort care programs. [...]

30 03, 2020

How to Avoid Hospice Care Nightmares

2020-03-30T16:56:36+00:00Categories: News|Tags: , , |

If you have a loved one that will soon require end-of-life care, you might be looking into all of the options that exist to provide them with the best level of care. You also might be hearing some horror stories about hospice and the various issues that can arise within a hospice facility. This is [...]

28 02, 2020

How to Talk to Aging Parents About In-Home Palliative Care

2020-03-02T12:24:21+00:00Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Every year, approximately 1.4 million people receive palliative care. Of this group, about 66 percent received care where they lived rather than at a separate facility. Are your parents dealing with chronic illnesses? Do they seem to be in denial about the severity of their condition or the amount of assistance they need? If this [...]