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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World Hospice and Palliative Care Week: Living and Dying in Pain-It Doesn’t Have to Happen

Every year, the first full week of October marks World Hospice and Palliative Care Week. It is a day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world. The hopes behind having World Hospice Week is to increase the availability of hospice and palliative care throughout the world by creating opportunities to speak...
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Younger Seniors Take the Most Advantage of Medicare for End of Life Care

Statics show younger seniors (65-75) are spending more of their medicare on end of life care, than older seniors. This demographic amasses the largest medical bills. Kaiser researchers said their findings suggest that providers, patients and their families may favor more costly, lifesaving care for younger seniors, and turn to hospice care when patients are older....
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Loved Ones Tribute Stories

Accredited Hospices of America is embarking on a heartfelt project. We will be posting tribute stories of some of our beloved patients by their families. We will feature a story once a week and will be shared on all our social media accounts. The stories will include a bio of their loved one, Pictures, like...
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