Month: July 2017

The first surprise many family members encounter when they begin to explore options for additional care for their loved one is that the options are endless and often confusing. In many cases, post-acute care is the right setting for care and recovery after surgery or illness. Post-acute care is not permanent. While post-acute care can… Read More »

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, palliative care may be the answer. The focus of this type of program is relieving troubling symptoms that make it difficult to continue living life on your own terms – for example, enjoying leisure activities like gardening or playing cards and spending… Read More »

Hospice care focuses on maintaining or improving quality of life during the final stage of a disease or illness. Initially, hospice care was focused on patients in the advanced stages of cancer. Today, hospice care has expanded to cover a variety of illnesses from kidney disease to advanced Alzheimer’s and dementia. According to the Hospice… Read More »

There are currently about 46 million senior citizens in America. According to the Population Reference Bureau, that number is expected to double by the year 2060. These numbers are rising so quickly in part because of advances in medical technology that allow us to live longer and treat serious medical conditions. To give you an… Read More »