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Navigating the Holidays in 2020

Navigating the Holidays in 2020

This Holiday season is going to be different for everyone amidst the pandemic, but most assuredly our elders. While social distancing during the holidays is a good measure to take to protect our seniors, it can leave them feeling lonely, out of the loop, or isolated....

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What can be done to Protecting Hospice Patients from COVID-19?

What can be done to Protecting Hospice Patients from COVID-19?

Patients on hospice are known to have weakened immune systems due to the present ailments they have. These patients present a greater risk of having COVID-19 related complications and thus, require more protection from the pandemic. So what can hospice do to keep them...

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Thank you to those on the front lines of Covid-19.

Thank you to those on the front lines of Covid-19.

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, for a limited time, multiple local and national businesses are showing support to those on the front lines of the pandemic, with free or discounted food, beverages, coffee, and more. Who it’s for: This varies for each business,...

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Talking to a Hospice Patient

Talking to a Hospice Patient

During hospice care, patients and their loves ones are often aware the end is near, but it does not make it any less difficult for family members to accept. Many friends and family, even caregivers, are afraid of saying the wrong thing. They do not want to make a bad...

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Holiday Tips for Nurses and Caregivers

Holiday Tips for Nurses and Caregivers

The holidays are about spending time with and appreciating those closest to you, but anyone caring for patients knows that the holidays can also come with their share of grief for patients and caregivers alike. Here are some strategies to help make it through the...

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Nursing Tips for End-of-Life Care

Nursing Tips for End-of-Life Care

As a hospice or palliative care nurse, you know that you have a challenging and rewarding job. Helping people with quality care in the final stages of life is among the most important jobs of all. Not only can you support the person in need of care, but you can also...

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The Role of Spiritual Care in a Palliative or Hospice Setting

The Role of Spiritual Care in a Palliative or Hospice Setting

While many hospice professionals focus on patients’ physical and psychological needs, spiritual care often rests with a highly skilled and compassionate member of the caregiving team: The chaplain. Chaplains are trained to help with emotional needs of the patient,...

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Mindfulness in Hospice and Palliative Care

Mindfulness in Hospice and Palliative Care

Mindfulness, the act of focusing on being in the present, is sometimes thought of as a type of meditation. Recent studies show that practicing Mindfulness can be an effective strategy for both patients and caregivers, including volunteers. By shifting the focus...

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The Vital Role of the CNA in Hospice and Palliative Care

The Vital Role of the CNA in Hospice and Palliative Care

The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) has been referred to as the unsung hero of hospice care. Their role, as part of the hospice or palliative care team, is crucial. Under the supervision of a RN (Registered Nurse), CNAs and Home Health Aides provide daily care to...

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