Hospice Associates Blog

Living with a Serious Illness

Hospice Associates - Thursday, February 19, 2015

When someone is diagnosed with a serious or life-limiting illness, their life changes forever. You may notice that people treat you differently – by trying to shield you from unpleasantness, withdrawing from you because they are uncomfortable with illness or “smothering” you with constant attention.  ..

February 10, 2015 PBS features film on FRONTLINE called Being Mortal

Hospice Associates - Wednesday, February 11, 2015


November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

Hospice Associates - Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Hospice Helps Patients and Families Focus on Quality of Life ..

Serious Illness and Supportive Conversations with Edgar Guedry LCSW

Hospice Associates - Monday, September 02, 2013


Experts Say the Time is Ripe to Address End-of-Life Care in Medicare

Hospice Associates - Saturday, June 08, 2013

Congressional leaders, lobbyists, providers and advocates say now is the time to revive a national discussion about end-of-life care, advance care planning and palliative and hospice care. Not just because they can save Medicare money and improve care for seriously ill and dying patients, but because it’s the right thing to do.


Five Wishes

Hospice Associates - Friday, December 28, 2012

    What is your parent’s favorite dessert?  What is your spouse’s favorite place to vacation?  Where does your sister love to shop? We usually know these answers without hesitation, and our family members would most likely agree with us.  However, do you know definitively how your loved ones want to be treated or cared for if seriously ill and unable to speak for themselves? Can your family answer the same for you?  ..

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