5 Ways to Avoid Falls for Seniors

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number one cause of injury-related deaths among elderly Americans is falling. In winter, we often think of falling on snow and ice, and that’s very important to watch out for. However, most injury-causing falls happen to seniors inside their own homes, so here are 5 […]

5 More Hospice Myths Answered

Hospice is an often misunderstood branch of medical care, and as a result, many who may benefit from hospice or palliative care simply fail to seek it out. In our last entry, we answered 5 of the most common myths about hospice care. Below are 5 more all-too-common misunderstandings about hospice care answered. 1. Hospice […]

5 Myths About Hospice Answered

Hospice is a commonly misunderstood branch of medical care. This is troubling, especially because many who may need hospice for themselves or a loved one hesitate to seek it out based solely on one or more misunderstandings. Below are 5 of the most common myths about hospice care answered.   1. Hospice is a place. […]

Palliative Care & Hospice: Knowing the Difference

Palliative care is a relatively new concept in medicine, so it isn’t a familiar term to many. In addition, it is easy confuse palliative care with hospice care since they have so much in common. Therefore, to help you know which type of care you or your loved one may need, this article will compare […]

Four Tips for Coping With Holidays After the Loss of a Loved One

If you’ve recently lost a loved one, or know you will soon, the holidays can be a very difficult time, especially family-centric holidays like Christmas. The empty chair, the lonely bed, and the quiet moments are very real things, and the holiday season can seem to magnify them. These are times we have always spent […]

Palliative Care: What it is and Who it Helps

“The great 13th-century poet Rumi tells us, ‘Sometimes a door opens and a human being becomes a way for grace to come through.’ I like to think that palliative care is a new door opening in the world of modern medicine, allowing healthcare professionals to be a way for grace and compassion, as well as […]

Five Questions to Help You Know if Your Loved One is Ready for Hospice Care

Families of Alzheimer’s patients work hard to maintain a normal life for their loved ones. Many have turned their own lives upside down and made great sacrifices to care for a parent or loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. But how do you know when you are no longer able to care for your loved one […]

8 Goals for Childhood Grief

“Children are so resilient!” It’s a common saying, and it’s true in many ways. Children often seem to recover from difficult situations much more quickly than adults. However, the ability of children to “seem” normal may cause us to forget that they too, need to process grief after the loss of a loved one. Research […]

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Winter Weather Tips for Seniors

Winter’s cold and ice can be a dangerous time for the elderly and/or infirm. The American Red Cross says that, “Older adults are at greater risk for cold injuries because the body’s ability to maintain a constant internal temperature decreases with age.”  So this winter, keep your loved ones safe! Here are 5 tips to keep your […]

Dealing with a Public Tragedy

One of the most devastating intrusions in our lives today is an unexpected national or global disaster. Whether caused by nature or people, these uninvited and unexpected crises leave innocent people emotionally overwhelmed or physically handicapped. Traumatic events outside of our “normal” fears and expectations can create a sense of incredible vulnerability and helplessness. Normal […]