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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
We are pleased to announce that The Sea Star Program’s Camp Stingray is open to grieving children, ages 5-10, Kindergarten - 5th grade. The camp will run from Monday, July 22nd through Friday, July 26th, 2019 at the Therapeutic Recreation Complex - 2728 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth, Florida 33461.Read More
An innovative Medicare program could get more people to seek hospice sooner.
“We need more education because most people don’t understand that hospice is not a place, but a benefit for in-home care,” said Edo Banach, president and CEO of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.Read More
"More young Americans are becoming caregivers to elderly or disabled family members, according to a recent study from Genworth Financial, a company that researches long-term care options. That is putting them under considerable stress as they seek to balance their loved ones’ needs with their own work, finances and need to care for their children."Read More