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How to help kids through grief

Reading a story can help kids see they are not on their own and make them feel more normal with what they are going through.  It can offer a safe way to open a conversation with kids about death and grief, in groups, as a family, or one-on-one. We have a list of 15 children’s books […]

Connecting with a Confused Loved One in hospice care

Connecting with a Confused Loved One in hospice care Look at your loved one, talk unhurriedly, and use short sentences Give step by step clarifications while assisting with things like changing clothes, taking a bath, and exchanging bed linens Give your loved one time to respond to your statements Tell them who you are, what […]

How can animals help with hospice care?

How can animals help with hospice care? Pets have an age-old history of providing authentic camaraderie and displaying unreserved love for the people in their lives. This camaraderie and love forms a great emotional connection between animal and human. The connections that people share with pets can have positive outcomes: lowered nervousness and pressure, more feelings […]

7 ideas of outdoor activities for caregivers and seniors

7 ideas of outdoor activities for caregivers and seniors Focus on activities and interests that you and the elderly person you’re caring for enjoy instead of the possible challenges that may come up. Appreciate the time you have together. Here are 7 ideas: Sporting event Fish for fun Be a tourist in your own town […]

5 Easy Game and Puzzle Ideas for the Elderly at home

5 Easy Game and Puzzle Ideas for the Elderly at home When choosing a game or puzzle, make sure it will not be frustrating to the senior. It is also key to choose games, puzzles and other activities that are suitable for adults. Card games: Using playing cards with large printed numbers makes it easy […]

3 Habits Of Stable Caregivers

Caregiving can provide uplifting moods to the caregiver. Here are just a few: Contentment: The deed of caring for another person can be an overwhelming but satisfying opportunity.  Living in such an essential and gratifying role can offer the caregiver a sense of significance. The gift of time: In some circumstances (not all) being someone’s caregiver […]

History of Hospice Care

[heading] The History of Hospice [/heading] The term “hospice” comes from the linguistic root of “hospitality”. From the middle ages to the present, caring for the dying has been handled in similar and various ways. In the middle ages, religious orders created “hospices” in key areas on the way to religious shrines that provided shelter […]