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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...

Eligibility You Don’t Want But Should Know

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Hospice eligibility is something that no one really wants but everyone should know. As an advisor on end-of-life planning, I get a lot of questions thrown my way. Some are generic (like “What is hospice?”), while others are more specific (like “Does Medicare pay for hospice?”). We’re going to cover one that lands in the middle of the spectrum --...

If Hospice were a Hamburger

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What do hospice and hamburgers have in common? More than you think! You wouldn’t call McDonalds and say, “Hi, is this Hamburger?” And you wouldn’t call Burger King and say, “Hello, is this the direct line to Chicken Fries?” But every day, our team receives calls asking, “Hello, is this hospice?”, innocently unaware that hospice is a type of service...

Grace Partners with Cedars-Sinai to Extend End-of- Life Care to Patients and Families

Cedars-Sinai and Grace announce end-of-life planning partnership 2016 has been a big year for improving end-of- life care, and the emergence of  Grace, a cremation, burial and end-of-life logistics startup, is the clearest sign of progress.  Alongside 10 other innovative health tech startups in the first class of the Techstars Healthcare Accelerator program, Grace is proud to announce a partnership with Cedars-Sinai, a...

4 Steps You Should Take to Prevent Identity Theft After Someone Dies

A staggering 2.5 million Americans’ deal with identity theft each year, and they aren’t aware of it. Why? Because they’ve passed away. Decedent identity theft is an enormous issue that comes at a time when families don’t have the emotional stamina or free time to deal with it. Planning a funeral and facing the emotional stresses is already hard enough....

How to Plan an Eco Friendly Funeral

Conscious living is top of mind now more than ever. People are always looking for new ways to have a positive impact on sustainability and environmental longevity. What might not be as apparent is the footprint you leave after death. When it comes to death, it's simple - smart choices lead to a better environment. Planning an eco-friendly funeral is a practical, impactful way to...

Cremation Trends: Then and Now

Cremation trends have changed drastically throughout time. Standard ideas about honoring a death usually include a decorated service with a casket, surrounded by flowers and mourners. Death prompts image of a body being gently lowered into the ground as family and friends give their last farewells. When you think of a funeral, most people’s first thoughts are not cremation. Despite this perception,...