What are some of the burdens placed on families when someone enters hospice?

So much is written about the two most evident benefits of hospice services for patients – symptom relief and pain management.  I’d like to write about the benefits for the family of hospice patients, which are similar – and can be just as profound.    I’m writing from professional knowledge.  …

Hospice Pet Therapy Program

Dogs have a long-standing history of providing companionship and showing unconditional love for humans. This creates an emotional bond that has a very positive effect. Petting and cuddling can help reduce anxiety, lower blood pressure, ease depression, improve cardiovascular health, release endorphins, improve communication, provide peace and comfort to those …