Palliative Care for Cancer Patients at Home: Everything You Need to Know
Mike Wescoat2023-03-29T15:39:06-04:00March 29th, 2023|Comments Off on Palliative Care for Cancer Patients at Home: Everything You Need to Know
Cancer is a devastating disease that can be overwhelming for patients and their loved ones. The diagnosis of cancer often brings with it a lot of fear, anxiety, and uncertainty. It is difficult to manage Read More
Palliative Performance Scale: Determining Hospice Care Eligibility
Robert Laethem2023-03-29T12:29:25-04:00February 15th, 2023|Comments Off on Palliative Performance Scale: Determining Hospice Care Eligibility
The Palliative Performance Scale (PPS) is a helpful measurement for monitoring the improvement or decline of the health of patients and loved ones who are suffering from chronic conditions or terminal diseases. This scale helps Read More
What is Palliative Care and When Should It Be Offered?
Robert Laethem2022-12-28T17:16:05-05:00December 28th, 2022|Comments Off on What is Palliative Care and When Should It Be Offered?
What is Palliative Care? Palliative care is a type of specialized medical care that is focused on relieving the physical, emotional, and spiritual suffering of those with life-limiting illnesses. The goal of palliative care is Read More
Do I Or My Loved One Qualify For Hospice Care?
Robert Laethem2022-12-15T17:13:12-05:00December 15th, 2022|Comments Off on Do I Or My Loved One Qualify For Hospice Care?
As people are diagnosed with a terminal illness, many resort to the best hospice care in Michigan to improve the quality of life in their last days. Hospices focus on the individual rather than the Read More
What To Do When You or a Loved One Receives a Terminal Diagnosis?
Robert Laethem2022-12-15T17:01:48-05:00December 7th, 2022|Comments Off on What To Do When You or a Loved One Receives a Terminal Diagnosis?
Diagnosis of a terminal illness brings about a lot of changes in our lives and priorities. There are new challenges to fight and concerns to address. Overall, it can be heartbreaking to know about your Read More
4 Ways Comfort Care Can Benefit Your Loved One
Robert Laethem2022-12-07T18:34:31-05:00December 1st, 2022|Comments Off on 4 Ways Comfort Care Can Benefit Your Loved One
Life can be a rollercoaster ride—full of surprises and shocks, and you experience various ups and downs. Unfortunate events such as a diagnosis of a terminal illness, when the treatments stop producing any improvement and Read More
How To Arrange For Hospice Care?
Robert Laethem2023-01-10T19:09:42-05:00October 13th, 2022|Comments Off on How To Arrange For Hospice Care?
Many families and individuals can greatly benefit from hospice care, however, many are also unaware of how to arrange the same. While some are afraid to discuss it, others wait for their doctor to suggest Read More
Respite Care: Definition, Services, Costs, and Types
Robert Laethem2022-11-01T07:02:10-04:00October 10th, 2022|Comments Off on Respite Care: Definition, Services, Costs, and Types
It’s exhausting to have a loved one with a terminal illness and provide them with all the love and care they need round the clock. However, taking care of them can sometimes get overwhelming and Read More
How To Provide The Best Quality Of Life During Hospice Care?
Robert Laethem2022-11-01T09:56:30-04:00October 6th, 2022|Comments Off on How To Provide The Best Quality Of Life During Hospice Care?
Terminally ill patients need care, comfort, and compassion. Therefore, as relatives and caretakers, it’s tantamount to focus on improving their quality of life during their final days. You can also resort to the best hospice Read More
Should a Family Member be the Primary Caregiver During Hospice Care?
Robert Laethem2022-10-04T05:55:00-04:00August 31st, 2022|Comments Off on Should a Family Member be the Primary Caregiver During Hospice Care?
When someone you love receives a diagnosis of terminal illness, or is given a prognosis of limited life expectancy, life changes drastically for everyone involved - not just for the one who is ill. Someone Read More
How Do I Select the Best Hospice Care Near Me?
Robert Laethem2022-10-04T06:00:13-04:00August 8th, 2022|Comments Off on How Do I Select the Best Hospice Care Near Me?
Making the decision to seek hospice care for yourself or your loved one is not easy. You and your family deserve support during this highly emotional season. Cardinal Hospice has cultivated a patient-first culture, putting Read More
End of Life: Grief and Bereavement
Robert Laethem2022-07-27T09:32:43-04:00May 28th, 2022|Comments Off on End of Life: Grief and Bereavement
Losing family members or loved ones—or even seeing them in their last few days—can be one of the most painful things to go through in life. There’s never an easy way to handle such a Read More
11 End Of Life Signs: What to expect?
Robert Laethem2022-07-27T09:06:56-04:00May 3rd, 2022|Comments Off on 11 End Of Life Signs: What to expect?
It’s never easy to think about your or your loved one’s death, but the reality is that everyone reaches this stage at some point in their life. While we all go through a different journey, Read More
End of Life Care: Providing Care and Comfort
Robert Laethem2022-10-04T06:06:06-04:00April 8th, 2022|Comments Off on End of Life Care: Providing Care and Comfort
The end of life is a natural event that no one can prevent nor postpone when it is time. Eventually, your loved ones will get old and reach their final hours. However, this does not Read More
3 Questions to Ask Yourself: Is it Time for Hospice?
Robert Laethem2022-07-27T09:08:32-04:00February 22nd, 2022|Comments Off on 3 Questions to Ask Yourself: Is it Time for Hospice?
One of the most challenging seasons in life is caring for aging and ill family members. It is difficult to watch your loved ones suffer from symptoms of terminal illnesses, such as cancer, dementia, and Read More
5 Common Hospice Diagnosis
Robert Laethem2022-07-27T09:09:12-04:00February 22nd, 2022|Comments Off on 5 Common Hospice Diagnosis
It is an unfortunate misconception that hospice care is only for those expected to die in a few weeks or a “place” for the dying and hopeless people with terminal illnesses. Hospice care is in Read More
Starting a Conversation: How to Talk to Someone About Hospice Care?
Robert Laethem2022-07-27T09:33:46-04:00January 23rd, 2022|Comments Off on Starting a Conversation: How to Talk to Someone About Hospice Care?
Major life decisions have always been a challenging topic for anyone, especially if it’s a conversation about end of life care of a loved one. It may not be easy, but talking about hospice and Read More
Misconceptions: 10 Hospice Myths and Facts
Robert Laethem2022-07-27T09:33:20-04:00January 6th, 2022|Comments Off on Misconceptions: 10 Hospice Myths and Facts
Hospice care has been gaining significant traction after countless studies have documented its notable benefits. In fact, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization reported that about 1.55 million people sought and received hospice care Read More
The 5 Stages of Palliative Care
Robert Laethem2022-09-14T16:43:55-04:00January 6th, 2022|Comments Off on The 5 Stages of Palliative Care
Having a chronic, ultimately terminal, illness takes away a lot of one’s freedom to choose. For example, the choice to eat any food you want, to travel, or do your favorite activities. But there’s one Read More
Celebrating Home Care and Hospice Month – November 2021
Robert Laethem2021-11-23T23:09:24-05:00November 23rd, 2021|Comments Off on Celebrating Home Care and Hospice Month – November 2021
Many people get chills when they hear the word hospice care because they associate it with the final moments in life. The national hospice month is here to change that perception and help us understand Read More
What Is Hospice Care At Home: A Comprehensive Guide
Robert Laethem2021-11-23T23:10:30-05:00October 22nd, 2021|Comments Off on What Is Hospice Care At Home: A Comprehensive Guide
According to studies, if given a chance, seven in ten Americans would prefer to pass peacefully in the comfort of their home. However, not everyone has the opportunity to choose their own end-of-life care plan Read More
7 Important Benefits of Respite Care
Robert Laethem2022-07-27T09:09:41-04:00April 22nd, 2021|Comments Off on 7 Important Benefits of Respite Care
Caring for a loved one can be physically, mentally, and emotionally draining. If you’re caring for a family member or friend, it’s essential to maintain your health and well-being. Being at your best will hugely Read More
What Is Continuous Home Care And Is It Covered By Medicare?
Robert Laethem2022-10-04T06:11:10-04:00February 17th, 2021|Comments Off on What Is Continuous Home Care And Is It Covered By Medicare?
As of January 2021, there were 62 million recorded Medicare beneficiaries across the country. With the rise of healthcare crises in 2020, this number had increased significantly from previous years. Medicare is a federal program Read More
What You Need to Know About 4 Levels of Hospice Care Right Now
Robert Laethem2022-08-10T09:14:00-04:00November 3rd, 2020|Comments Off on What You Need to Know About 4 Levels of Hospice Care Right Now
You should always feel at home. Under four levels of hospice care, you will. Hospice care designs treatments to meet the needs of patients, providing them care at the comfort in their own homes. While Read More
3 Proven Benefits of Hospice Care For Your Loved One
Robert Laethem2022-07-27T05:33:41-04:00October 13th, 2020|Comments Off on 3 Proven Benefits of Hospice Care For Your Loved One
Did you know that more than one million Medicare beneficiaries were enrolled in hospice in 2017? While you may be on the fence about joining this percentage, we understand this may be a tough decision Read More