The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care.
05/13/2013 - When you talk about end-of-life wishes with your loved ones, you’re truly giving them a gift-a gift of understanding that will bring them peace in years to come. It’s not easy, but it’s one of the most important things you can do for the people you love.
05/09/2013 - This day is celebrated to remember of all the precious contribution nurses make to the society.
05/09/2013 - Stroke strikes F.A.S.T. and you should, too! Many people don’t know that if you can recognize the symptoms of a stroke you can save not only your life, but maybe the life of someone else.
05/09/2013 - Your home is where you're most comfortable, surrounded by everything that's familiar. But for seniors, it is estimated that more than half of all falls that result in injury happen in the home.
01/31/2013 - The National Alliance for Caregiving has posted a printable booklet for caregivers.
We Honor Veterans, is a program of National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
02/02/2012 - 1 out of every 4 dying Americans is a veteran. America’s hospice professionals are on a mission to learn how to serve Veterans through the challenges they may be facing from illness, isolation or traumatic life experience.
12/08/2011 - Read about her findings in caring for these patients.
08/19/2011 - What is involved in making the home environment safe when caring for someone at home?
08/19/2011 - What assistive equipment might be necessary in the home?
05/10/2011 - Caring for someone else during a serious illness can take a lot out of you. The American Academy of Family Physicians says it's important to take care of yourself as you care for someone else.
11/02/2010 - It's a subject no one wants to think about, but for each of us, our lives must come to an end. As medical progress prolongs our lives, the end can linger, draining patients and loved ones alike. So, more and more people are turning to hospice care.
01/21/2010 - Your family doctor and your neighbor have both suggested you call hospice for your ill loved one but you continue to be reluctant.
10/29/2009 - Overview of Home Health and Hospice services
10/29/2009 - Caring for anyone is difficult, even in the best of circumstances. If you’ve been called on to care for a chronically ill loved one, taking care of yourself will help you provide care more effectively.
09/04/2009 - According to a study published in Critical Care Medicine, “Most chronically critically ill patients fail to designate a surrogate decision-maker or express preferences regarding life-sustaining treatments.”
08/05/2009 - Expert Says Patients Need Not Have Cancer or Be Imminently Dying to Enroll
12/15/2008 - Hospice care helps terminally ill patients prepare for death, treating their symptoms and pain and preparing them -- and their families -- for the end. The patients maintain their dignity and some semblance of control over their life.