A "nursing home" or "skilled nursing facility" (SNF) used to be the only option for care outside the hospital. That is no longer the case. Care in a SNF (pronounced "sniff") is highly specialized. It's also expensive.
Hospice Hope Classic and Hoedown, Listening to a Life, A Message from the CEO, Letter to the Editor, Utilization of Hospice Care in Davie County, Test your HPCC Knowledge, Introducing The Hospice Foundation, Sanctuary, Philanthropic spirits, Hospice Hope Run - Love was in the Air, Breathtaking Scenery Enjoyed by Paddlers. Click here to read.
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It is usually obvious what a person with dementia is no longer able to do. But finding things your loved one CAN do may feel like a challenge, especially if memory loss is severe. Here are some tips.
Activities are important. They answer core human needs for
Many families caring for a seriously ill loved one struggle alone unnecessarily. They miss out on vital support services because they don't understand what hospice can provide.
Here are some common misconceptions.
July 22 – 26, 2013
Camp Carousel is a bereavement retreat for children and teens (rising 1st- 12th graders) and adults who are grieving a death-related loss.
Campers will find support through small group grief sessions that provide them with a natural outlet for expression of feelings and healthy coping skills. Special experiences include: creative play, art therapy, expressive movement, music therapy, animal-assisted therapy, and more! Camp Carousel is open to the community.
Caring for an ailing relative can shift life in a way that makes typical measures of "success" pretty useless. Perhaps it's no longer important to work such "top producer" hours. Or to have the best garden on the block. But without these familiar markers, you may wonder, "Who am I? How am I doing?"
This year many popular brand-name drugs will become available in generic form. Are they as good?
The Food and Drug Administration approves both brand-name and generic drugs. The two medicines are identical in
active ingredient(s), strength, quality, safety, and how they work;
required lab testing to prove they are absorbed 80% - 125% as well as the original (the average tends to be 96% - 104%);
manufacturing standards that ensure consistency and purity.
Brand-name and generic drugs are different in