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  • Education & Resources ·

Who Makes Up the Hospice Care Team?

Who Makes Up the Hospice Care Team? There are a lot of things to take into consideration when considering hospice for yourself or for someone you love. In our previous blog post, we discussed the important topic of who pays for hospice. Now, we want to talk about who makes up the hospice care team. Premier Hospice uses an interdisciplinary approach to care. This means all members of the team work together to determine the best plan of care for each individual patient. Physician(s) It’s a common misconception that you cannot continue to use your primary care physician (PCP) when…
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  • Education & Resources ·

Who Pays for Hospice?

Who Pays for Hospice? ‘Who pays for hospice?’ It’s a very common question. And it’s a very good question. If you are considering hospice care for someone you love (or maybe for yourself), you have a lotof things to think about. Worrying about how you are going to pay for hospice care should not be one of them. At Premier Hospice and Home Health, we strive to provide exceptional care for our patients and their families. This begins with providing education and resources to ensure everyone involved understands what to expect when choosing our hospice services. That being said, we…
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  • Education & Resources ·

5 Ways Senior Homeowners Can Age in Place

5 Ways Senior Homeowners Can Age in Place Many senior homeowners, at some point, are forced to make major decisions regarding their future lifestyle. They will begin to think more about their quality of life in their later years in terms of physical comfort and overall happiness. While some choose to relocate to a community designed for seniors just like them, others are fortunate enough to age in place. What is aging in place? According to the CDC, the definition of “aging in place” is the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless…
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  • Awareness ·

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month By: Dr. Laura Mantine The cervix is the organ that provides an opening between the vagina and the uterus. Normally, old or damaged cells in a woman’s cervix will stop dividing and are replaced by healthy, young cells. Cervical dysplasia occurs when these old or damaged cells continue to divide in the superficial layer of the cervix. When cervical dysplasia is not treated, it can grow and spread into the deeper tissues of the cervix, developing into cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is a common malignant tumor of the female reproductive system. In the world, cervical cancer…
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  • Caregivers ·

End-of-Life Conversations

End-of-Life Conversations People often shy away from talking about end-of-life wishes. In fact, the Conversation Project found that although 92% of people feel it’s important to discuss end-of-life wishes, only 32% actually do. But it doesn’t have to be a scary topic that you avoid. In fact, it’s incredibly important to have the discussion. Dear Caregiver, As your loved one grows older, they may be hesitant to talk about their end-of-life wishes. And you may not want to bring it up because it forces you to face the fact that they won’t be here forever. Trust us, we get it.…
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  • Education & Resources ·

Choosing Hospice: How to Know the Time is Right

Choosing Hospice: How to Know the Time is Right A life-limiting illness comes with a lot of difficult decisions to consider. One of those decisions is when it may be time to consider hospice care. This can be an intimidating decision to make, so we are sharing some tips to help you determine when the time is right. Understanding Hospice Hospice is an interdisciplinary approach to end-of-life care. When a patient and their family choose hospice, they are choosing to switch the focus from curative treatment to comfort care. This simply means the goal is now to manage the patient’s…
  • Awareness ·

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness for Hospice

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness for Hospice   By: Dr. Margarita David Ph.D., RN Pancreatic cancer affects over 60,000 people in the United States. Continue reading to learn more about pancreatic cancer in honor of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. What is pancreatic cancer? Pancreatic cancer is a cancer that develops in the pancreas. The pancreas helps regulate the metabolism of sugar and aids in the digestion of foods. What causes pancreatic cancer? Although the exact cause of pancreatic cancer is still unknown, some risk factors that may contribute to the development of pancreatic cancer include: Smoking Diabetes Obesity Repeated inflammation of the…
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  • Grief ·

Tips for Navigating Grief This Holiday Season

Tips for Navigating Grief This Holiday Season The holiday season is here, and what is a time of joy and togetherness for most can be a time full of sadness and grief for others. The holidays are meant to be spent with those we love, so how can you be expected to feel like celebrating when someone you love is no longer there to celebrate with you? If you are missing a loved one this holiday season, here are some tips to help you take a step back from the grief and survive the holidays. Tip One: Be prepared for…