Palliative Care Could Cut Health Care Costs by $103 Billion

Palliative care could reduce societal health care costs by $103 billion within the next 20 years, the nonprofit economic research group Florida TaxWatch said in a report. The group recommended that policymakers take action to expand palliative care utilization in the state. Palliative care in general can reduce health care …

Care Home Trials Virtual Cycling Trips for Dementia Patients

Stapely Care Home in Liverpool, England, is trialling a scheme where exercise bikes and videos are used to enable residents living with dementia to go on virtual cycling trips to locations around the world. Staff say the project, which originated in Norway, has boosted wellbeing and happiness. This 2-minute video …

In the end, making hard decisions about dying brings personal, financial benefits

By Michelle Balani Rock Center Originally published: Sept. 19, 2012. After being married for 21 years, Paul and Jean Pearson thought they had mastered the art of navigating life’s tough decisions, but nothing could have prepared them for Paul’s illness. Paul, a 73-year-old retired architect, was diagnosed in February with …