Tuesday March 10th, 2015

Spring Circular 2015

The Spring Circular 2015 includes: (Click here to read the Spring Circular 2015) Annual Hospice Hope Run, A Message from the CEO, A Homeless Patient’s Dying Wish, Benefits of Earlier Admission to Hospice, Please Don’t Hesitate to Call, 2015 Hospice Hope Classic, Plumbers in Pink, Embracing Hope Poem, Camp Carousel 2015, and We Proudly Honor Veterans, Veterans Coffee Events
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Thursday March 5th, 2015

Conflict over medical decisions

Frequently in serious illness, treatment decisions must be made quickly. It is not uncommon for relatives to have differing ideas about the best course. Some may feel their loved one should pursue aggressive treatments. Others may feel that therapies such as radiation and chemotherapy do not offer enough benefits given their negative effect on the limited time their family member may have.
Thursday February 19th, 2015

More than a home

Mom wants to stay at home. But you think she'd be safer and less isolated in assisted living. On the surface, your loved one's preference to stay home might seem a desire to stay among comforting knickknacks. But research with elders reveals that the actual house or physical surroundings have little to do with it. Most of the value of "aging in place" has to do with staying in one's community. Elders who remain living at home
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Thursday February 12th, 2015

Physical activity improves brain health

We all know that physical activity is good for the heart, good for the blood pressure, and good for the waistline. Now it appears that it is good for the brain, too. Brain scans show that the parts of the brain essential to decision making and memory are larger among physically active older adults. These individuals also seem to think faster and remember better than seniors who do not exercise. The research suggests that
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Thursday February 5th, 2015

Myths and facts about pain medicine

Many patients and families have inaccurate notions about prescription drugs that relieve pain. "Palliative care"—the medical discipline of making comfort a priority, especially at the end of life—is a relatively new field. As a consequence, people often make medication decisions on the basis of an incomplete understanding of the issues. The following are some of the most common myths about the use of opioids for pain relief:
Tuesday February 3rd, 2015

We Honor Veterans: NPR Story

Hospice & Palliative CareCenter is proud to have been an early participant in the We Honor Veterans; a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs. This program focuses on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgment of veterans by r
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Thursday January 29th, 2015

Emotional "waves" of feelings

People grieve by feeling and expressing many emotions, even some that are conflicting. Sadness is an emotion that comes immediately to mind, but anger is also common. People may feel angry at God, at the doctors, and at the person for dying. These feelings may not seem rational, but emotions by their very nature are not rational. All emotions are normal and to be expected.
Tuesday January 27th, 2015

Labor of Love: The Hospice Healing Build

Labor of Love:  The Hospice Healing Build Beginning in 2012, leaders at Hospice & Palliative CareCenter and Habitat for Humanity began discussing an idea for a collaborative, meaningful, and tangible way for bereaved community members to come together to process death-related grief—and the end result would be a Habitat home for a community member.  The idea gained momentum and in June 2013, the first nails in the project were hammered. Volunteers worked together throughout the fall—and by December, the house was completed!