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Volunteering with Hospice: What Volunteers Do and How to Get Involved

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Hospice volunteers play a vital role in end-of-life care. From sitting with patients to assisting behind the scenes, volunteers give their time and energy to help those navigating the final…
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5 Benefits of Music Therapy in Hospice

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If you or a loved one are receiving end-of-life care, you may be looking for ways to bring a little joy to each day. Hospice care is focused on managing…
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4 Benefits of Laughter for Hospice Patients and Their Families

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When you or someone you love receives a terminal diagnosis, laughter may be the last thing on your mind. As the transition to end-of-life care begins, you may feel overwhelmed…
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Does Hospice Care Include Medical Supplies & Equipment?

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For most families, hospice care takes place right inside the home. But your home isn’t a medical facility – how do you access the medical equipment and supplies needed to…
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When is it Time for Hospice Care?

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Choosing hospice care can be a difficult decision. Often, the conversation is hard and can bring a weight of reality to your situation. Even so, choosing end-of-life care may be…
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What is Hospice Respite Care?

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Caring for a terminally ill loved one is often equal parts rewarding and exhausting - physically, mentally, and emotionally. There are some amazing days where you make meaningful memories that…
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Where Can You Receive Hospice Care?

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If you or a loved one have been dealing with an illness for a while, the words “hospice care” may strike your heart with fear and sadness. You may feel…
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What are the Four Levels of Hospice Care?

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Every person’s life situation and illness are different. One person may have a large family that will split care duties, while another person may have one child and a close…
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What’s the Difference Between Palliative Care and Hospice Care?

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If you or a loved one have recently entered hospice care, all of the jargon and terminology may feel daunting and foreign. For many people, two terms that often become confusing are palliative care and hospice…
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What are the Eligibility Requirements for Hospice Care?

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If you’re reading this, you or a loved one have either recently received a terminal diagnosis or have experienced a sudden decline in health. Most likely, your entire family is…
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What Services Does Hospice Provide?

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If you’ve never had to look into hospice care before, you may feel a little out of your element. One of the big questions on your mind may be, “What…
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7 Ways to Pay for Hospice Care

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Facing a terminal illness brings many worries and concerns but paying for end-of-life care shouldn’t be one of them. Thankfully, there are many ways to pay for hospice, and many…
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Processing & Accepting Your Terminal Diagnosis

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You’ve just received the news you’ve been dreading ever since you had that first appointment: your medical condition is terminal. Right now, you may be feeling so many emotions –…