What Are the Criteria for Hospice Care?

Hospice care focuses on patients’ needs when they are close to their end of life. A prime example is individuals with end-stage Parkinson’s Disease. How to know if the patient is in the end stage of Parkinson’s Disease? The symptoms that show the medications and therapy don’t work anymore are the loss of balance and […]

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Understanding Hospice Volunteering: What Do Hospice Volunteers Do?

A hospice volunteer or palliative care volunteer has a vital role in hospice care during challenging times for patients and families. Usual patients who need this type of help are gravely ill or near the end of their lives. Why Are Volunteer Hospice Workers Essential? Volunteers in hospice are sometimes called “the unsung heroes.” They […]

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Living With Shock After the Death of a Loved One

The death of a loved one is not something we ever wake up and prepare ourselves for. Why would we? Expecting the worst on a day-to-day basis is nothing short of madness and when the news does hit us, we cycle through the many stages of grief as is expected. However, the shock stage of […]

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How Do Hospice Services Work

Many people refuse to talk about hospice care in anything other than hushed whispers, but they are doing themselves a disservice. Yes, it is a difficult topic to broach, but it is a necessary one to know about. The word hospice has a lot of confusion and stigma attached to it because of what it […]

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What Is Haldol?

Haldol—otherwise known as haloperidol—is an antipsychotic medicine that is mainly used to treat disorders such as schizophrenia. In hospice, however, Haldol is used to terminal delirium and agitation. It is also useful as a medication for vomiting and nausea. Over the years, Haldol has garnered a bad reputation for itself. However, it is recognized by […]

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Palliative Care At Home: A Viable Option

A loved one’s illness and inability to care for themselves can be difficult to watch. Home palliative care services may be an option if you discover that their health is deteriorating. Providing them with care in a familiar location can bring hospice patients much comfort — so let’s take a closer look at this solution. […]

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What Are the Hospice Requirements?

Hospice is a viable choice only if a physician determines that the patient has a six-month or less life expectancy if the ailment continues normally. Hospice requirements vary from illness to illness, but we’ll present a list of the general hospice eligibility criteria for patients. What Are the Criteria for Hospice? For hospice eligibility, doctors […]

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What to Expect When Someone is Dying of Cancer

With how common cancer is, there are very few people in the United States—and, indeed, globally—who have not been affected by cancer in some way. Whether your yourself have had it, or whether one of your friends, family members, or coworkers have been diagnosed with the disease, you have likely been touched by this debilitating […]

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What Does End-Stage Melanoma Look Like?

The most common type of cancer across the United States is skin cancer. In fact, it is so common that one in five Americans will develop the disease during their life. There are three main types of skin cancer: the less serious and highly curable basal cell and squamous cell cancers, and the more serious […]

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