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 […]
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 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? […]