Tag Archives: Hospice

Caregivers Rarely Screened for Depression and Anxiety, Study Shows

Early assessment and intervention for mental health issues may help caregivers cope

Caring for a loved one with a terminal illness is exhausting and isolating. In many cases, caregivers are forced to quit their jobs and deplete their savings in order to care for an ailing family member in the home. According … Continue reading

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Obese Persons Receive Lower-Quality End-of-Life-Care, Study Shows

An article published this week reveals findings from the first study to look at obesity and hospice care

Research published this week in Annals of Internal Medicine reveals that obesity is linked to reduced hospice enrollment rates, fewer in-home deaths and greater Medicare expenditures six months before death. The research was published by John A. Harris, MD, MSc, … Continue reading

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The INN Between Offers Hospice For the Homeless

Hospice center is the first of its kind in the US

Dying with dignity is something that a lot of homeless people will not get to do. But in Salt Lake City, Utah, terminally ill homeless people have a chance to receive hospice care thanks to The INN Between. According to … Continue reading

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Dying Isn’t Fighting Death

How the words "fighting" and "surviving" can make caregivers and patients feel guilty

How do you describe someone who is lying in a hospital bed, dying? Chances are you’ve heard a nurse, a relative or a close friend tell you that the person is “fighting death.” You might even say it yourself. People with … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Good Death” by Ann Neumann

A journalist questions our laws and attitudes about end of life care

After Ann Neumann’s father died following a long illness, she felt lost. For more than a year, she traveled from city to city across the globe looking to fill the massive crater that her father’s death left. When she returned to the … Continue reading

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“Hospice matters. The end of life deserves as much beauty, care and respect as the beginning.”

-- Anonymous
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