Accredited Hospices of America will help You and your loved one prepare for death.

The patient in the final stages of terminal illness will exhibit many outward physical signs that may indicate he or she is near death. These signs are normal and do not need to be discouraged or restrained by the dying patient’s loved ones. The information below will help you identify the typical signs and hep...
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Accredited Hospices of America explains what is Grief and Bereavement

Grief may be experienced in response to physical losses, such as death, or in response to symbolic or social losses such as divorce of loss of a job. The grief experience can be affected by one’s history and support system. Taking care of yourself and accessing the support of friends and family can help you...
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How a social worker fits in

November 12, 2015 Contact: Maria Patino 832.408.7999 maria@accreditedhospicesofamerica.com The social worker is an integral member of Accredited Hospices of America team. As trained professionals, our first family upon entering the hospice program. Going forward we represent the individual/family’s wishes at every hospice team meeting. At the initial evaluation out goal is to identify where each...
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Palliative Care Center

You may have heard of a new medical term- Palliative care (pronounced PAH-LEE-UH-TIVE). For the last thirty years, palliative care has been provided by hospice programs for dying Americans. Currently these programs serve more than 1 million patients and their families each year. Now this very same approach to care is being used by other...
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5 Ways Accredited Hospices of America can help

Contact: Debbie Mosbacher 832.408.7999 The vast majority of Americans say what they want at the end of life is to die in their own homes, as comfortable and pain free as possible. The hospice philosophy is about making sure that a patient’s experience reflects their wishes.Here are five ways that hospice helps to deliver this:...
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What is Hospice?

Contact: Jerry Mosbacher 832.410.3192 jerry@accreditedhospicesofamerica.com Accredited Hospices of America is specialized type of care for those facing a life-limiting illness, their families and their caregivers. Accredited Hospices of America care addresses the patient’s physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. Accredited Hospices of America care also helps the patient’s family caregivers. Accredited Hospices of America care...
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Accredited Hospices of America discusses Home Health care vs Hospice care

Contact: Debbie Mosbacher 832.408.7999 October 14, 2015 There is a difference between the emphases each industry has. Hospice focuses on the quality of life and patient comfort. Hospice has the experience and specialization in pain and symptom management as well as support management as will as support services providing counseling and education. Home health generally...
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Accredited Hospices of America receives gold seal of approval

June 12, 2015 Contact: Debbie Mosbacher 832.408.7999 debbie@accreditedhospicesofamerica.com ACCREDITED HOSPICES OF AMERICA AWARDED GOLD SEAL OF APPROVAL FROM THE JOINT COMMISSION HOUSTON, TX, JUNE 12, 2015, Accredited Hospices of America today announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospice Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The...
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It’s Okay to Ask for Help

How Do I Know if I Need Help? One of the biggest hurdles many family caregivers face is reaching out for help. Between knowing what to ask, when to ask, and whom to ask – taking such action can be challenging. Whether due to uncertainty, reluctance or refusal, not reaching out for help can eventually...
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Why People Are Afraid of Hospice

Hospice is not a place. It is a different kind of care. It is comfort care for people who are expected to die within six months or less. This prognosis is determined by a physician. Hospice has many benefits for people who need end-of-life care. A specialized team of social workers, nurses, doctors, spiritual care...
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