Tag Archives: hospice

Grief During the Holidays

How to Help a Grieving Loved One During the Holidays Twelve Practical Tips for Saying, Doing the Right Things  From the National Hospice Foundation and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization While many people look forward to yearly holiday … Continue reading

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We Are Not All the Same

Every day people are trying to make decisions about which hospice or palliative care to enroll in, most want to choose a hospice or palliative care agency that will deliver the best possible care for whatever time they have left. … Continue reading

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Communication and Alzheimer’s/Dementia

One of the most difficult things for families and care giver’s is the change in communication that comes with the progression of Alzheimer’s/Dementia (A/D). Persons with A/D are no longer able to perceive the world as we see it, yet … Continue reading

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National Nurses Week

The Nightingale Pledge, also known as the Nursing Hippocratic Oath, “I solemnly pledge myself before God and presence of this assembly; To pass my life in purity and to practice my profession faithfully. I will abstain from whatever is deleterious … Continue reading

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It’s National Volunteer Week

By Victor Montour President Richard Nixon established National Volunteer Week with an executive order in 1974, as a way to recognize and celebrate the efforts of volunteers. Every sitting U.S. president since Nixon has issued a proclamation during National Volunteer … Continue reading

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Medical Durable Power of Attorney (MDPOA)

Please be aware that what follows is just information, not advice. Every situation is different. If you have questions about your particular situation, please speak to an appropriate qualified healthcare or legal professional. More information about advance directive documents and … Continue reading

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Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Directive

♦ A CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) directive allows an individual to direct in advance that no one should administer CPR if the individual’s heart or lungs stop working or malfunction. ♦ CPR directives are almost always used by individuals who are … Continue reading

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