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Category Archives: hospice and end of life care
Surprise – Mom got old!
It still amazes me how many people I have met over my 25+ year career that seemed genuinely surprised that their parent had gotten old. Especially since the alternative to getting old would be death (not trying to be crass, it’s … Continue reading
Posted in aging, caregiving, eldercare, health care, hospice and end of life care Tagged aging, aging info, aging info usa, caregiver, caregiving, eldercare, eldercare and siblings, health care, hospice and end of life care, making a care plan, making a plan of care, planning to care for parents, sue salach, susan avello, taking care of your parents 8 Comments
One Word Can Change Your Life
“It’s Cancer”, my sister and I tried to compose ourselves and comprehend the significance of what we had just heard the doctor say. Did he just say that our mom has cancer? Having worked in hospice for many years, I knew … Continue reading
Posted in caregiving, health care, hospice and end of life care, making a plan, working caregiver Tagged breast cancer, cancer, caregiving, doctors, health care, Healthcare, hospice and end of life care, illness, life changing, making a plan, medical, national breast cancer awareness month, oncology, working caregiver 4 Comments
Guest Post: Caregiving for Senior Mesothelioma Patients
The words seem to come out of nowhere. “I have mesothelioma.” When those three words sputter across your loved one’s lips, life changes in ways you don’t know how to imagine. A mesothelioma diagnosis is often terminal. Some patients try … Continue reading
Posted in caregiving, chronic conditions, encouragement, health care, hospice and end of life care, work/life/flex, working caregiver Tagged asbestos, cancer, caregiver, caregiving, caregiving and stress, chronic conditions, encouragement, family, health care, healthcare, hospice and end of life care, In Home Caregiving, lung, mesothelioma, support, work/life/flex, working caregiver 5 Comments
What’s your philosophy of care?
If you work in the hospice and palliative care industry, you undoubtedly read, or at least heard about, an article published in The New York Times,“Concerns About Costs Rise With Hospices’ Use.” The article alleges that some hospice organizations, although it was a … Continue reading
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