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Tips for Having the Tough Talk

Tips for Having the Tough Talk

If you have a loved one who’s facing a difficult or life-limiting illness, it can be easy to focus only on moving from one moment to the next. But it’s important in these situations to also consider the future and what your loved one’s wishes...

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Common Misconceptions Prevent Full Hospice Benefits

We've been spending the last couple of months exploring why hospice stay lengths have been declining nationwide, despite an increase in the number of patients receiving care. In a previous post we examined how - in an effort to prevent fraud - Medicare hospice coverage...

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How Do I Choose a Hospice Program?

If you or someone you love is facing a life-limiting illness, choosing the right hospice program will be one of the most important decisions you make. Studies show that end-of-life patients who receive quality palliative care report higher satisfaction than those who don't. So during...

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Coping with Grief During the Holidays

In our culture, the holiday season is treated as a time for universal joy, celebration, and thankfulness. But for many people, the holidays bring on overwhelming feelings of grief and sadnesses. This is especially true for those who have recently lost a loved one. If...

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Why Are Hospice Stay Lengths Falling?

One of the most frequent comments we hear from our patients and their families is, "we wish we would've known about hospice sooner." This is both encouraging and heartbreaking feedback. It's encouraging, in that patients and families see real benefits from their time in hospice....

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Hospice Care Questions Answered

The concept of hospice care was first introduced to the U.S. in the mid-1960's, and in the intervening years, the number of Americans receiving care has increased dramatically. In 1982, for example, hospice served only 25,000 people. Thirty years later, 1.6 million people received care. And...