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10 Facts You Need to Know About Hospice

10 Facts You Need to Know About Hospice

Is hospice care the right option for you or a loved one? by Paula Spencer Scott, AARP, October 26, 2015 JONATHAN SPRAGUE Hospice caregivers like this team at Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco may just be what your loved one needs. En español | An interesting thing happens when Dawn Gross brings up hospice to patients or their families: “Oh, no,…

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4 Ways to Get Help Paying for Funeral Expenses

4 Ways to Get Help Paying for Funeral Expenses

This information was taken from www.sciencecare.com. For more information, please click here. An average traditional funeral these days is about $7,000-$10,000. A simple cremation can begin at around $650 but averages around $1100. Regardless of the type of services you choose, costs vary widely depending upon location and organization, so shop around. It’s important to remember that honoring your loved…

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Funeral planning for the future

Funeral planning for the future

It’s one of the most important talks that you don’t want to have. However, the sad reality is that at some point or another, it will be our time. The more planning we can do to prepare for that day, the easier we can make it for our eventual grieving loved ones. Our friends at Funeral Basics put together a…

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Is Your Advanced Directive In Place?

It is something that no one wants to talk about, but everyone needs. Having an advanced directive is one of the most important documents that you will ever need to complete. Is yours in place? Aging in Place has some amazing information how to make sure that all you are prepared for anything. What Is An Advance Directive? Updated for…

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9 TIPS AND IDEAS FOR SUNDOWNING DEMENTIA AT HOME

March 19, 2019 By Tara Jacobsen via https://artsyfartsylife.com Some dementia and Alzheimers patients experience “sundowning” in the evening. Here are 9 natural tips and ideas to help caregivers deal with your loved one’s sundowners syndrome when they live in your home. While it is never fun to see your loved one confused and scared, there are some concrete things we can do…

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HOSPICE CARE ISN’T A DEATH SENTENCE: GET THE FACTS

Hospice doesn’t mean giving up The biggest myth around hospice care is that it means giving up on your older adult. Many people think that hospice care is only for people who are expected to pass away within days or weeks. That’s not true at all. The fact is that hospice is a type of medical care where the goal is to…

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Hospice Care Vs. Palliative Care

Hospice Care Vs. Palliative Care

Life is made up of choices- where to have dinner, where to go on vacation, where to raise a family, where to retire, but unfortunately, not all choices are good. Some of the tougher choices in life include what type of care to provide for ourselves or for an ailing loved one. Whether it’s a nursing home, assisted living, palliative…

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Choosing a Hospice: 16 Questions to Ask

Choosing a Hospice: 16 Questions to Ask

How do you find the most appropriate hospice? Until hospice quality data is readily and easily available to all of us, the experts at American Hospice Foundation have pulled together some tips for choosing the most appropriate hospice. Answers to these questions will give you clues about quality of care and help you make an informed assessment.

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10 Facts You Need to Know About Hospice

10 Facts You Need to Know About Hospice

In 2011, about a million people died in hospice, but still misconceptions about this end-of-life service abound. As a result, many who might benefit from hospice don’t sign up until the very end: About a third of hospice users enroll for less than a week, and the median time is 18 days. So how can you tell whether hospice is the right choice for you or your loved one?

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