This change in medicare will support individuals and families who wish to have the opportunity to discuss advance care planning with their physician and care team, as part of coordinated, patient- and family-centered care…read more below: http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20150708/NEWS/150709923 Read more
No one likes to think about dying, much less talk about it. So when a medical diagnosis is terminal, the first reaction is shock. The second is wondering what to do next. Increasingly U.S. consumers are turning to hospice care, which is medical care with a different goal – maintaining or improving the quality ofRead more
In recognition of National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, 2015, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, the National Hospice Foundation, Global Partners in Care, and the Hospice Action Network are honoring the hospice and palliative care volunteers who bring compassion, support and dignity to those facing a serious, life-limiting illness. Read more and watch theRead more
Volunteers provide important services to hospice organizations and the people they serve. Whether it’s providing companionship to a person in the final months and weeks of life or offering support to family members and caregivers…the contributions of volunteers are essential to the important work provided by our hospice program. DATES & LOCATIONS OF VOLUNTEERRead more
March 30…National Doctors Day The role of the family physician is no different at the end of a patient’s life than at any other time. Their role is important in educating patients and their families about the help that hospice and palliative care can provide when health issues are overwhelming and pain management and theRead more
Behaving in a way that is different from how we actually feel can be very stressful, both physically and emotionally. Human beings seem to be unique within the animal kingdom regarding how much time we spend masking our true emotions and thoughts. This need to “fake it” can be especially true when we go to work.Read more
Taking care of a loved can impact your emotional, physical and mental health Read this 4 page article on information to understand when taking care of a loved one: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2015/feb/08/caregiving-takes-heavy-toll/ Read more
Register now for a free webinar (Continuing education credits will be available). March 12, 2015 from 9-11a.m. at Western Iowa Tech. See the flier for information.Read more
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