Choosing a Hospice Provider: Determining the Best Care

What To Look for in a Hospice Provider Transitioning a loved one into hospice care is a big, sometimes overwhelming, decision. In addition to determining the required level of care, families must also seek out the right care. This includes learning about the services, educational support, supplies, and equipment offered by each provider. Anyone can […]

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VA Hospice Benefits Available for U.S. Veterans

Care Options for Veterans Hospice care is available to all U.S. Veterans through the Veterans Health Administration and its benefits. VA hospice benefits can provide care to Veterans and their families with terminal illnesses. VA hospice care offers medical and emotional support to those that are chronically ill or disabled. For those that are unable […]

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Common Hospice Myths

10 Common Misconceptions About Hospice Care According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, as many as 1.61 million Medicare beneficiaries received hospice care in 2019. Although the topic of hospice can be taboo and overwhelming, this service is something that affects many people and their loved ones. However, when it comes to hospice […]

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What is a Power of Attorney? Do I Need One?

What is a Power of Attorney? When it comes to advance care planning, individuals often include a power of attorney within their advance directive. This is a document that gives one or more persons (the “agent” or “attorney-in-fact”) the ability to make decisions on behalf of someone else (the “principal”). A power of attorney is […]

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Who Pays for Hospice Care?

The costs of care for a terminal illness can add up quickly. For families, especially, the financial stress combined with the emotional stress can take its toll. Thankfully, options are available when it comes to who pays for hospice care. The most common of which is Medicare, which is available to most patients. What is […]

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What is the Difference Between Hospice and Palliative Care?

Physicians will often present hospice and palliative care options to patients as a form of end-of-life care. The type of care received then depends on the severity of the patient’s condition as well as preferences indicated in their advance directive. Both aim to improve quality of life. However, the difference between hospice and palliative care […]

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What is Advance Care Planning?

End-of-life discussions are never easy, but their results are often vital to a person’s overall care and quality of life. Advance care planning is a process of planning that ensures any family, loved ones, physicians and nursing staff honor the wishes and preferences of an individual when it comes to end-of-life care. While typically targeted […]

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The Importance of Hospice Volunteers

April is National Volunteer Month and a time to celebrate the incredible impact volunteerism has on communities and organizations around the world. At Family Hospice, we especially rely on the hard work and commitment of our hospice volunteers. Because of them, we can provide valuable services to patients and their families. In addition, their help […]

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Why Pet Therapy?

If you’ve ever been ill or felt sad, quite often the warmth of a loved pet purring next to you or wagging his tail can be comforting. When a loved one is in hospice care, keeping them comfortable is a priority. Pet therapy can be a sweet, non-medicinal way to lift spirits and spread cheer. […]

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A Caregiver’s Role in Hospice Care

When it comes to hospice care, it is important to recognize the beauty and dignity of the life of the patient. A caregiver’s role is to keep the patient both active and provided for while also remaining in touch with the family and nurses. Assisting in Everyday Tasks A caregiver provides support for everyday tasks. […]

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