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What is a Hospice and Palliative Care Social Worker?

By: Nicole Brandon Social Work is a profession dedicated to helping individuals, families, groups and communities to enhance their individual and collective well-being. It aims to help people develop their skills and their ability to use their own resources and … Continue reading

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What it Means to be a Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse

By Victor Montour Hospice and Palliative Care nursing has much more depth and meaning than most are aware of. Hospice and palliative care nurses seek to help patients live life to its fullest during the most traumatic or vulnerable time … Continue reading

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What is a Chaplain?

By: Hope Golden Chaplains are leaders in the spiritual ministry of patients in palliative care (PC) and hospice (HO). They are professionally trained clergy who recognize the spiritual needs of individuals facing the impact of a terminal illness. When patients … Continue reading

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Assisted Living Communities and Hospice Care

Many assisted living communities embrace an “aging in place” philosophy meaning that residents receive increasing levels of care without having to leave the community. This allows residents to stay in their community for as long as they choose – from assisted living … Continue reading

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Hospice Provides Comfort Care for Seniors

As baby boomers get older, the need for senior services has increased, and geriatric medicine has become a booming business. When there is also a terminal diagnosis, the family must deal with the stress that comes with the illness and … Continue reading

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What to Expect During the Hospice Journey

Image courtesy of Pixabay By: Lucille Rosetti When someone you love is entering hospice care, it can be hard to know what to expect.  If you haven’t been in this situation before, you might not even know what questions you … Continue reading

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Your Own Memorial: How to Cope with Loss from a Distance

Photo by Kristina Tripkovic on Unsplash Guest Blogger: Janice Miller When you’ve lost a friend or family member but you live a long distance away from them, it’s not always possible to make arrangements to be there for their memorial. … Continue reading

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