Category: <span>End of Life Care</span>

Category: End of Life Care

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 …