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Hospice: Caring for Body and Spirit

In a hospital setting, end of life care is almost always about the body. Doctors diagnose how it's failing and work to support those functions for as long as possible. When those efforts fail, doctors can do little more than provide a physical relief from pain. This is...

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When is it Time to Begin Hospice Care?

Earlier this month The Huffington Post published a first-person essay by author Marie Marley about her experience with hospice care. Marley spent time as a caregiver for her partner during his battle with Alzheimer's Disease, and was initially reluctant to engage hospice services towards the end of his...

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Hospice Helps Patients and their Families

Hospice is a very specialized type of care meant to help patients with an imminent, terminal diagnosis. These providers work to ensure a patient's end-of-life wishes are carried out and that their quality-of-life is as high as possible throughout. But hospice care can benefit more than just...

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Talking About Death is the First Step Towards Accepting It

Recently we came across this outstanding 2010 New Yorker article entitled "Letting Go," written by surgeon and public health researcher Atul Gawande. In the article, the author takes an in-depth look at how Americans and the healthcare industry fail to face issues of death and dying. In...

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Become a Hospice Volunteer Today

We all know altruism makes us feel good, but did you know performing selfless acts for someone else can actually improve physical health? According to Psychology Today: Research has discovered that helping others can not only improve your mental health, it also can improve your physical well-being. Studies...


7 Reasons Nurses Love Working for Southland Hospice

As highly skilled and in-demand workers, Registered Nurses often have their pick of employers. While hospitals, clinics, and doctor’s offices might be natural places a nurse begins looking for work, the facility environment just doesn’t suit everyone. As part of our mission to provide high-quality in-home...