Focus On Living Through Palliative Care

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Palliative Care

Many physicians face a conundrum. While their extensive years of schooling and training emphasize providing care, treatments, and intervention in order to maintain life, the truth is, death is inevitable and a reality we all must face. According to Dr. Timothy Ihrig, a palliative care specialist and chief medical officer at Crossroads Hospice, because the medical field is constructed around … Read More

End of Life Care: Education Can Ease the Transition from Life to Death

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End Of Life Care

Although death is an experience that we all share, it is a topic that is largely taboo, and for which people are often wholly unprepared. Barbara Karnes, RN, an award-winning end of life educator and author, is working to change that taboo. According to Karnes, 90% of end of life care work is education. From educating the doctors and nurses … Read More

Hospice Care Helps Individuals Meet End-of-Life Goals

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hospice care

In this episode of Help Choose Home, we’ll hear from Tarrah Lowry, president and CEO of Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care in Pueblo, Colorado. Lowry emphasizes the importance of reaching out to hospice early and discussing goals of care during each health care interaction – from home health and palliative care to hospice care. The goals at each … Read More

Start the Conversation About End of Life Care

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conversation about end of life care

Hospice and palliative care can be care services that even those in the medical community are not fully comfortable talking about. Holly Chaffee, RN, BSN, MSN, President and CEO of VNA Care, hopes that the work she does serving more than 50,000 patients a year in Massachusetts with home health, palliative and hospice services, can move to change that reality. … Read More

Hospice Makes a Difference for Families Facing a Life-Limiting Illness

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Brent Korte, Help Choose Home interview

Caring for a loved one and helping that individual age in place, in the comfort of his or her own home, is a gift. But caregiving can also be emotionally and physically draining, especially when a loved one is facing end of life issues. According to Brent Korte, Executive Director of EvergreenHealth HomeCare, choosing hospice care for a loved one … Read More

What to Consider When Choosing End of Life Care

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Choosing End of Life Care

In this episode of Help Choose Home, Merrily Orsini interviews Katie Wehri, CHC, CHPC, Director of Regulatory Affairs for the National Association for Home Care and Hospice. When it comes to choosing end of life care, families want quality care that addresses the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of an individual with a life-limiting illness. Imagine that this care could … Read More

Hospice Provides Care for Families and their Loved Ones

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Hospice Provides Care

The Help Choose Home podcast series provides information on home care options. This episode features Theresa Schmidt, speaking about benefits of hospice care. The series is hosted by Merrily Orsini, president and CEO of corecubed, who leads a team of industry experts providing elder care marketing solutions to home care agencies. Listen to the full Help Choose Home podcast with … Read More