Hospice Care Planning
Hospice care's planning approach uses a multidisciplinary team that will help your loved one with a terminal illness find compassion and dignity. It will also help you navigate the costs, which may be partially or completely covered through Medicare.
Articles About Hospice Care Planning
- A Checklist for Finding the Right Hospice Program
When deciding on the program that is right for you, ensure the goal of care is to help people who are dying have peace, comfort and dignity.
- Hospice Care: Choose the Best Hospice for Your Elderly Parent
Investigate hospices early, before your elderly parent’s end of life approaches.
- Casey Kasem's Illness and Death Highlight the Importance of End-of-Life Planning
Painful legal battles amongst family members over Kasem’s care overshadowed his final years of life, highlighting the importance of obtaining legal documents and having clear conversations about end-of-life issues sooner rather than later.
- Lessons in End-of-Life Care from Oscar the Cat
For more than ten years, Oscar the Cat has been teaching the staff at a Rhode Island nursing home lessons about end-of-life care and what's truly important to those who are dying.
- Helpful Tips for Critical End-of-Life Conversations
We all want to live just the way we want and we all want to die the way we want. But we need to talk to others for that to happen. Here are some important insights about a very important, and difficult, subject.
- Breaking the News That a Loved One is Going on Hospice Care
Breaking the news that a loved one is going on hospice care can be a hard conversation to have with your family. If it’s up to you to inform a loved one that he or she would be more comfortable under hospice care there are steps you can take to get you through this difficult transition.
- When Is It Time to Call Hospice?
Beginning end-of-life care during the first stages of a terminal illness provides patients and their caregivers with the services, medications, supplies, and support needed to maintain their quality of life and comfort.