Category: Palliative Care

As we counsel families through the process of selecting compassionate service when hospice is recommended, we encounter a myriad of widely-believed myths about hospice care that prevent many people from getting the support they need when they need it. Here, we aim to debunk the most common hospice myths we hear and, in the process,… Read More »

Nearly three-quarters of a million Americans suffer from stroke each year, with two-thirds of those individuals surviving and requiring extensive rehabilitation or therapy after their stroke. While victims of a mild stroke may be able to quickly return to their normal day-to-day life, it’s much more likely that survivors will require extensive therapy that lasts… Read More »

Nerve pain can be debilitating and demoralizing, especially when you are already in palliative care and suffering from a long-term illness or serious injury. The symptoms could include everything from burning or tingling to stabbing pain which may come and go. While there are some medications that can be prescribed to help, natural methods of… Read More »

Receiving a serious or terminal diagnosis could indicate that hospice care is needed in the future. It’s important to know that hospice care is not synonymous with dying. With a terminal diagnosis, death may not occur for months or even years.