Hospice Facts

More education means better decisionsMillions choose hospice care every year, but there are still many who could benefit from its services that do not because of a lack of information. The list below, from a Cumberland Times-News article, is a collection of important...

Myths About Hospice

There are many misunderstandings about hospice care, from who is eligible to what happens after you enroll. Although primary physicians should be supplying this information, the reality is that many wait until it is to late to even mention the possibility of enrolling...

Choosing End-of-Life Care

Make your care choices in advanceA new type of program is making it easier for people to make their own end-of-life health care decisions, removing the stress and pressure from families and loved ones. A recent Wall Street Journal article described these programs,...

Caregiver Trauma

Hospice reduces stress on caregivers too Hospice care doesn’t only benefit the dying. It also improves outcomes for their survivors as well, a recent study of cancer patients found.Researchers from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute found that patients who died in the...

Hospice Nurses

What do they do?When it comes to hospice care, the nurses are a critical part of the team. In an article for Prepared Patient, Amy Sutton listed some typical duties that a nurse would be responsible for: Greet patient and caregiver(s); the nurse may offer support to...