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COATESVILLE, Pa. - A man receiving hospice care in Chester County has a wish fulfilled. He just wanted to get back out on the links.Read More
Nearly 80% of consumers who received background information on palliative care said they would choose it for themselves or their loved ones, according to a recent survey by the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC). However, a lack of public awareness persists.Read More
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A 102-year-old local veteran and hospice care patient just had a wild ride — a hot air balloon ride, that is. Russel is a patient at Three Rivers Hospice and a U.S. Air Force Recruiting Veteran.Read More
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—A guitar slung on her back, Kaitlin Ridgway isn't the typical professional you'd expect to see walking down the halls of a medical facility. But the work she does is life-changing for the patients and families she helps.
Ridgway, who earned her master's degree in music therapy from Western Michigan University in May 2018, found her calling at Hospice of Michigan.
It’s an all too common situation. A family is at the bedside of a loved one who is seriously ill and nearing the end of life. Each member of the family has a different idea of what should be done and what the patient would have wanted.
Emergency department physicians are adept at predicting when a patient is likely to die and can facilitate patients’ access to hospice care earlier in the course of their illness, according to recent research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. However, improved communication and coordination between emergency department physicians and hospice medical directors may be necessary to ensure these patients receive the care they need.Read More