The case manager shared with me that she felt the patient was dealing with an intense emotional issue and wondered if I could talk to him since I had been visiting him regularly. He seemed reluctant to speak about it.
As a hospice provider, we are faced with unique situations daily. We all agree that the patients touch our lives in so many ways. Often when visiting a patient, I may not know very much about the patient except for
With so many holidays around the end of the year, this season is a natural time of reflection for many families. We may fondly (or not-so-fondly) remember past holidays, and we may also be looking for ways to create new
Did you know there is a caregiver support center right here in the Triangle area that provides free information, referrals, education, and support to family caregivers? It is Guiding Lights Caregiver Support Center and it is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity
The first hospice patient I ever visited was 92-year-old Ms. E. One of her remaining pleasures in life was playing Scrabble. And so that was the “support” I provided: companionship in the form of Scrabble.
When I arrived on a typical
Most of us think of Consumer Reports as a resource when we’re contemplating a new TV, or looking for safety ratings of carseats. But finding a hospice program? Well, recently Consumer Reports published an article on how to find a
Fall is in full force. A hint of winter may be in the air. The holiday season is officially upon us, bringing with it a variety of feelings, memories, and traditions we associate with this time of year.
This season can
According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, “Caregiving takes many forms. Many of us help older, sick, or disabled family members and friends every day. We know we are helping, but we don’t think of ourselves as caregivers. We are glad
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The patient was an elderly woman and my services were requested so that her live-in caregiver could do the marketing or
A young woman named Brittany has engaged people in a national conversation about dying in America. She was diagnosed with glioblastoma, which is a type of brain cancer, and had no options for cure. She anticipated a long and horrible