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Tag Archives: California
Online documentary follows an inspirational teenager with cystic fibrosis
Claire Wineland, 19, has cystic fibrosis. She’s living on “borrowed time” as the cliché goes, because she has lived longer than doctors led her and her parents to believe she would. Claire has faced the prospect of death for her … Continue reading
How Can Non-Medical Care Keep Your Loved One Safe and Comfortable? An Interview with Bridget Waller, RN, Part Two
Non-medical home care helps patients who are ill or at the end of life to stay at home.
In the second part of this two-part interview (read part one here), Bridget Waller, R.N., founder and owner of Hillendale Home Care, talks to SevenPonds about non-medical home care and how it can be integrated with hospice when patients are reaching the … Continue reading
Hospitals in California advocate for donor programs
When my grandmother was receiving hospice care after being diagnosed with advanced lung cancer, we had boxes and boxes of unopened medications piled knee-high in a closet. After she died, we asked her nurse what we could do with the medications. … Continue reading
These landmark decisions could change the face of healthcare for terminally ill patients
“Right-to-Try” bills are sweeping the nation in 2015, as 24 states have already granted patients with life-threatening illnesses the right to seek out experimental treatments not yet approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In October, California was on … Continue reading
A Medicare counselor talks about how to get medical care after retirement
Today SevenPonds spoke with Pat Macholl, a volunteer counselor with Legal Assistance for Seniors/Alameda HICAP. Her San Francisco-based office helps clients learn how to navigate their healthcare benefits through Medicare. Macholl teaches people about their benefits at the end of life, … Continue reading