Category Archives: Elderly Care

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...

Hospice Spotlight: Mission HealthCare

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Founded in 2009, Mission HealthCare is a clinically owned and operated home health and hospice care provider offering reliable, thoughtful and professional medical, non-medical and hospice care, all in the comfort of one’s home. Their goal is to have a positive impact on the lives of our patients, their families and their healthcare partners throughout the continuum of care. They...

Preventing Confusion in the Face of Crisis: Getting Your Final Affairs Together

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Proactive planning and candid discussion can make a world of difference for your children or loved ones when they are faced with the daunting and emotionally draining task of orchestrating your funeral and settling your final affairs. Considering the grief, heartache, and accompanying confusion that come with the loss of a loved one, it’s really in your best interest to...