It always seems too early, until it’s too late.

April 16th is National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) and will be recognized all week. NHDD, an initiative of The Conversation Project, was created to inspire, educate and empower people and healthcare providers when it comes to advance care planning. NHDD encourages people to express their wishes regarding healthcare and for providers and facilities to respect...
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Spring Celebrations

Spring is a time of hope and renewal as the weather warms and we watch flowers bloom and hear birds returning from their winter homes. On Easter, people of all ages spend time with their loved ones and celebrate Spring. For people in hospice, this holiday can bring back wonderful memories of their childhood while...
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Understanding Hospice: Truths About Hospice

Our Understanding Hospice blog series is dedicated to bringing readers the information they need to determine if hospice care is a viable option for their situation. We tend to fear the unknown and the dying process is pretty much an unknown to most of us. On top of that, there’s a tremendous amount of misinformation...
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Understanding Hospice: Common Diagnoses

This blog series is dedicated to bringing readers the information they need to determine if hospice care is a viable option for their situation. More than cancer As you consider the next steps in your care or that of a loved one, you may be thinking “I don’t have cancer so I’m not eligible for...
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Understanding Hospice: Key Questions

All people deserve quality care and quality of life as the end of life draws near. Hospice care can provide this and more. Here we hope to provide informative answers to some of the most commonly asked questions regarding hospice care. What is hospice care? Hospice is a type of end-of-life care in which the...
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Understanding Hospice

Accredited Hospices of America is pleased to introduce “Understanding Hospice”, a blog series geared toward providing people with life-limiting illnesses and their families a solid knowledge-base of hospice that will help them make informed decisions. Examples of topics to be covered over the next few months: What is Hospice? Key Questions and Concerns About Hospice...
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Understanding Hospice: What is Hospice?

This is the first post in Understanding Hospice, an educational series we plan to post over the next few months that will outline different aspects of hospice care such as: What is Hospice? Key Questions and Concerns About Hospice Truths About Hospice Importance of Self Care for Caregivers and more! Be sure to Like our FaceBook page where...
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PTSD and Hospice Care

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder After a traumatic event, most people have painful memories. For many people, the effects of the event fade over time. But for others, the memories, thoughts and feelings don’t go away – even months or years after the event is over. Mental health experts are not sure why some people develop...
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Dealing With Not Saying Goodbye

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is never easy, whether it is unexpected or not. In 2016, the whole world experienced unexpected losses of beloved celebrities to health issues and unsung Americans to senseless violence. Those are the stories that make headlines, but the losses that hurt most are the personal ones. When...
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Dealing with Loss During the Holidays

November could be considered the kick off to the holiday season, but is also host to National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. This is the perfect time to talk about dealing with losing a loved one during these usually happy times. The holidays in which family’s gather for meals and gift exchange tend to be the...
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