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"That summer, my siblings and I joined the ranks of the 15 million or so unpaid and untrained family caregivers for older adults in this country. A recent study found that almost half of this largely invisible work force spends, on average, nearly 30 hours a week providing care to relatives, many of whom have dementia, an estimated more than $400 billion worth of annual unpaid time.
The work takes its toll. These sons, daughters, husbands and wives are at increased risk of developing depression, as well as physical and financial difficulties, including loss of job productivity. Being sick and elderly in this country can be terrifying. Having a sick and elderly loved one is often a full-time job."Read More
A behavioral approach to dementia care is outlined in this article.
"One of the most important aspects of caring for someone with Alzheimer's and other dementias is understanding the diseases. The difficulty...isn't the memory loss, per se, but the behaviors that accompany it -- everything from anger to petulance to violence to depression."Read More
- Day camp provides grieving children a fun, emotionally safe environment for hope and healing through activities and support -
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Sept. 12, 2018) – Trustbridge, the local nonprofit hospice committed to providing compassionate care to patients and families who are facing serious illness, is pleased to announce that in partnership with the Tomorrow’s Rainbow organization, Trustbridge is offering an all-day camp to grieving children in elementary and middle school who have experienced the death of a loved one.Read More
More research is done on the therapeutic benefits of dogs than on cats and other animals. But there are signs of change.
"Demand for therapy animals in clinics and workplaces — and even college campuses at exam time — sometimes outstrips supply."
At Trustbridge, we are looking to find new teams for our Pet Therapy program. They add so much to the well-being of our hospice patients and families. To learn more, call 561.227.5138 or visit: https://www.trustbridge.com/pet-loving-volunteers.Read More
Hospice and palliative care patients who listen to live music in their rooms as part of their treatment feel better both emotionally and physically, and request fewer opioid-based medications, a new study found."
FYI --At Trustbridge, we see the benefits of music therapy every day! Our Music Therapists made 8,000 patient visits in 2017 to relieve pain, anxiety and other symptoms.Read More
"While it has not been proven to extend life, multiple studies have shown music therapy can improve quality of life, inspire feelings of peace, spirituality and hope, and reduce pain."
Our Music Therapists were able to share these benefits with more than 8,000 patient visits lat year! We are grateful to Trustbridge Hospice Foundation donors for funding our Music Therapy program to improve quality of life for the patients and families in our care.Read More