Hospice Care at Home
How tough is it to provide hospice care at home? Although home hospice care can be difficult, many family members select it as a present for their loved ones. According to Medicare surveys, about 80% of caregivers think their hospice experience was pleasant. There will be days when things go well and days when things […]
Does Long Term Care Insurance Cover Hospice?
Does Long Term Care Insurance Cover Hospice? What is long-term care insurance, and how does it work? Long-term care insurance (LTC or LTCI) is a type of insurance sold in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada that helps pay for long-term care expenses. Long-term care insurance pays for medical care that isn’t covered […]
Hospice is not giving up
Life has a funny way of surprising us and keeping us on our toes. Most of us get out of bed every day, attempting to balance work and family life. As we get older, our priorities shift from trying to juggle the day-to-day responsibilities of caring for our children and spouses to caring for our […]
How to Choose a Hospice Provider
One of the most important decisions you will make for yourself, a loved one or your family is selecting a hospice provider. Every hospice program is required by law to provide the same basic services to patients and their families. So, how do you know you’re picking the best hospice program? Keep these factors and […]
Hospice Care for Veterans
Physicians and healthcare professionals can be confident that their military veteran patients will receive hospice care from OASIS that meets their unique end-of-life medical and psychosocial needs, supports their families, and honors their service. Our commitment to veteran patients and families at OASIS is embodied in a simple but powerful concept: Every Day Is […]
What is Palliative Care?
Palliative care has been around for centuries and has been a board-certified medical specialty in the United States since 2006. Palliative medicine, which focuses on comfort care, symptom management, and pain relief, is familiar to most people. If you break a bone, the doctor will immobilize it with a cast and prescribe pain relievers to […]
What is ALS?
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a rare neurological disease that predominantly affects the nerve cells that govern voluntary muscular movement (neurons) (those muscles we choose to move). Chewing, walking, and talking are all examples of voluntary muscle motions. The disease progresses, which means that the symptoms worsen over time. There is currently no cure for […]
What causes ALS
The etiology of ALS is unknown, and doctors are unsure why some people develop the disease and others do not. Scientific evidence, on the other hand, reveals that both genetics and environment have a role in the degradation of motor neurons and the development of ALS. Genetics Mutations in the SOD1 gene were linked […]
What Is the Purpose of Hospice Care?
The primary goal of hospice care is to improve the quality of life for patients and their families who are facing terminal illnesses. This is accomplished through the management of bodily symptoms, but hospice care is about much more than that. Hospice care may also include assisting the patient in coming to grips with the […]
Does Heart Disease Qualify for Hospice Care?
Many people identify hospice care with cancer, but anyone who has been given a six-month or fewer to live prognosis, regardless of their sickness or condition, can benefit from this unique sort of end-of-life care. Here’s how heart disease sufferers can benefit from hospice care. When Are Patients With Heart Disease Eligible for Hospice? […]