Methodist Home Health & Home Infusion have been granted the 2016 Excellence in Healthcare Award by Professional Research Consultants (PRC).
Five Wishes is an advance care planning document that facilitates discussion of and documents treatment preferences.
Finding appropriate home health and hospice care providers requires some research. You will need to consult with your physician to evaluate your home health or hospice care needs.
End-of-life hospice care is used much less often by American blacks than whites, and certain cultural beliefs may explain why, a new survey finds.
The movie "Two Weeks", which portrays the struggles a family has as their mother nears the end of her life, prompted a panel discussion focused on the topics of hospice and end of life issues.
According to the National Family Caregivers Association, 30 percent of the 50 million American caregivers are age 65 or older. But you may have taken on the role without even knowing it.
Caregivers assume a host of vital responsibilities, but an easily neglected or often-avoided task is end-of-life planning.
When diagnosed with a terminal illness, some people are able and willing to talk about their impending death while others are not. Likewise, family and friends may be more open or less open to talking about these issues. Talking with health care providers and spiritual leaders can help.
The hospice teams' goal is to help prepare you for some things that might occur close to the time of death.
Hospice Care is a holistic approach to end-of-life care.