Tuesday November 22nd, 2011

Is your home safe for older guests?

If you expect older visitors this season, check your home for hazards. Older adults often have impaired balance and vision. This makes them prone to falling, especially in new surroundings. And fragile skin and bones can mean double trouble if someone does take a spill. Here are some tips. Home entry Early darkness and wet walkways can add to risk of a fall. Turn on outdoor lighting and make sure stairs have a sturdy handrail. Living/dining areas
Wednesday November 16th, 2011

Get help changing Medicare plans

If you are dissatisfied with your relative's current Medicare coverage, it's time to get into action! Changes are possible only once a year. This year, the annual open enrollment period starts and ends EARLIER than before: October 15 to December 7. Here’s a quick review of the parts of Medicare: "Original Medicare"
Monday November 7th, 2011

When should you take over Mom’s checkbook?

Money matters are often intensely private. And no one wants to infringe on a family member’s independence. Yet it is through (sometimes expensive) financial mishaps that you may learn of changes in your parent’s memory and thinking. Signs of a problem Diseases that affect memory also tend to impair arithmetic skills and reasoning. That’s why money trouble can suggest the onset of dementia. Be alert for the following changes:
Monday November 7th, 2011

Why is Dad so thin?

Source: It’s unsettling when a family member is losing weight unexpectedly. If the doctor has no medical explanation, perhaps it’s the result of one of these common situations:Access to food
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Monday November 7th, 2011

Benefits available to veterans

With Veteran's Day around the corner, we wanted to point out the range of benefits available to those who served our country in uniform. It doesn't matter how long the veteran has been out of the military. All who were honorably discharged can apply. Spouses are eligible too, even if they are divorced or the veteran has died. The Veterans Administration (VA) medical benefits package can include
Tuesday November 1st, 2011

Fall Circular 2011

Fall Circular 2011 This issue contains: Embracing HOPE, Light Up A Life Ornament Celebration, Is 35% Enough, Holiday Wish List, Living in The Moment is What Matters, and more. Click here to read.
Sunday October 23rd, 2011

Embracing Hope

Because every moment counts, embrace a new understanding of hope…Hope for comfortHope for dignityHope for peaceHope for compassionate care at home.This is the guiding philosophy of hospice care. We believe that however long a person has to live, every moment should be cherished. That’s why we promise patients and families emotional and physical care and support every step of the way. 
Friday October 14th, 2011

Supportive Care Partners: Experts in Providing Palliative Care

Imagine what it would be like having to face a life-limiting illness feeling alone, in unmanaged physical and emotional pain. You may not be ready for hospice yet, but you still need support, you need pain management and have questions but don’t know where to turn. Hospice & Palliative CareCenter Can Help. We are the first hospice in North Carolina to offer new and exceptional services wherever you call home or at our new on-site office of our Supportive Care Partners Program.
Monday August 15th, 2011

Summer Circular 2011

Question: What is Palliative Care, Really? Answer: A Revolution in Health Care!; Transitioning From Hospital To Hospice — Hospice Inpatient Coordinators Work To Ensure A Smooth Transition; A Message from the CEO; Director Emeritus — A Fitting Designation; Introducing Our New CEO — Brian Payne; and more