A Day in the Life of a Hospice Social Worker

Day in the Life of a Hospice Social Worker
When you think of a ‘social worker,’ you may envision the standard client/professional relationship, often as a means to assist in working out some emotional or other life issue via discussions in a hospital, government agency, or office visit setting. However, most social workers wear many hats, are an integral part of client or patient care, and are also deeply...

Hospice Is a Service, Not a Place

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When many people hear the word “hospice,” they often envision someone uprooting from their family home, giving up their freedom, to go live in a care facility away from their family for the remainder of their life. This was often the case during the early days of modern hospice care, when individuals were sent to hospital wards. The trouble with...

5 Myths that Give Hospice Care a Bad Name

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While hospice and home health care is increasingly becoming a more popular option for people at the end of their life (in 2014, about 1.6 million people received hospice care, according to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization), there are still some stigmas and myths that surround hospice care. Here are five myths about hospice care and why they’re...

7 Things You Should Ask about Doctor Referrals

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Finding the right hospice center for you or your loved one can be difficult. How are you supposed to know which place will cater to your needs and understand what is most important to you? Getting a recommendation from your doctor or other health care provider can be helpful, as they likely work with hospices and home care employers on...