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Seniors cope better when they have palliative care

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease, Hospice, Senior Care

A new study shows that patients can better cope with serious medical diagnoses when they start receiving palliative care early on. 

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A new study shows that patients can better cope with serious medical diagnoses when they start receiving palliative care early on.

A new study shows that patients can better cope with serious medical diagnoses when they start receiving palliative care early on.

Family more important than friends for senior health

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Hospice, Senior Care

Familiar relationships may be more important than friends in elderly social circles. 

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Family more important than friends for senior health

Family more important than friends for senior health

Earlier hospice admittance connected to better end-of-life care

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Hospice

Choosing to skip intensive care unit visits in place of hospice care may improve patients' final days.

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Choosing to skip intensive care unit visits in place of hospice care may improve patients' final days.

Choosing to skip intensive care unit visits in place of hospice care may improve patients' final days.

Understanding the different types of dementia

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's, Hospice

Understanding the different types of dementia is important when distinguishing one from the other. 

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Caring for a loved one living with dementia takes understanding.

Caring for a loved one living with dementia takes understanding.

Choosing a type of hospice care

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Hospice, Senior Care

When choosing a type of hospice for a loved one, it is important to consider all of the factors that will go into his care. 

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Hospice support networks for the family

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Hospice

Hospice provides significant benefits to an ailing loved one, but there are many programs in place to help the surviving family as well. 

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3 things to keep in mind as you consider hospice

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Hospice, Senior Care

When approaching the idea of hospice, there are a few things to keep in mind to help you to better understand and make a more informed decision.

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Celebrating the holidays when a loved one is in hospice

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Hospice

There are ways that family members can celebrate the season with the seniors in their lives who are in hospice.

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Hospice care beneficial to ailing seniors in rural areas

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease, Hospice, Senior Care

When it comes to maintaining health and comfort at older ages, location may play a large role in determining the care a senior can get.

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4 signs it may be time for hospice

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Hospice

Hospice care is an important part of managing chronic or terminal illness in a senior loved one.

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4 ways you can start the "hospice conversation"

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Hospice

Making the decision to pursue hospice care for a loved one can be very difficult.

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Videoconferencing may have beneficial impact on decision-making in hospice

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Hospice

Families of hospice patients may be able to alleviate some of the difficult decision-making processes often associated with palliative care through the use of videoconferencing, according to one study.

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Community-focused initiatives may help in hospice settings

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Hospice

It has been found that in many instances, community-focused efforts, especially those involving pet therapy, can have a significant impact not just on mental well-being, but on overall comfort and quality of life for hospice patients.

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Conversations on hospice care ease end-of-life decisions

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Hospice

Whether people have incurable diseases or they are planning for the future, they should discuss their end-of-life wishes with their loved ones.

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How can doctors affect palliative care?

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Hospice

When it comes to end-of-life decisions, physicians may unintentionally influence patients' choices.

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Caregivers may not agree with patients on treatment

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Hospice

Hospice care improves people's quality of life and ensure people's plans are followed.

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Hospice care lessens depression in surviving relatives

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Hospice

Hospice care provides services, which may alleviate depression symptoms, to not only patients, but to their caregivers leading up to and following the ill person's death.

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How can palliative care aid cancer patients?

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Hospice

While there isn't a way to cure cancer when it's in its later stages, palliative care can make patients more comfortable during their final days.

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Palliative care reduces ICU admissions

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Hospice

With palliative care at hospitals, health care providers can reduce admission rates and enhance treatment for those with chronic conditions whose hospital visits can't be avoided.

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Why is it important to partake in advance care planning?

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Hospice

Advance care planning ensures that a severely ill person receives the care he or she wants and prevents any disagreements between friends and family over the best course to take when someone cannot speak for himself or herself.

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