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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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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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Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer Signs of Death

The final stages of death from pancreatic cancer can be vague and suddenly come without any warning. To avoid panicking and making irrational decisions, you should be aware of the end-of-life signs of someone who has pancreatic cancer.With 49,830 expected to die of pancreatic cancer, as a caregiver, it’s your responsibility to give your loved […]

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How Long Does the Average Hospice Patient Live?

Since the Medicare Hospice benefit was introduced in 1982, more and more people have been turning to hospice for end-of-life care. In the terminal stages of a life-limiting illness, hospice care aims to help patients and their families improve their quality of life and alleviate the stress of caring for them. Compassionate treatment that addresses […]

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All About Shoulder Pain

Your shoulder, like every other part of your body, is but a single part of the greater whole. Shoulder pain is a sign that your machinery, so to speak, needs some maintenance, and this should not be ignored.Your shoulders are the most flexible joint in the body, capable of an immense range of movement. This […]

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