2019

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What is Sundowning?

Hope Hospice

Coping with a loved one’s sundowning behaviors is a common struggle among family caregivers. Family care partners and professional caregivers alike get frustrated with dementia-related behaviors that are barriers to providing care and improving quality of life for the person in their care.

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How to avoid the avoidable hospitalization.

Bayshore Care Home

Americans age 65 and older make up 13% of the population but consume about one third of all prescription drugs. Older individuals also take more potentially addictive medications than any. The post How to avoid the avoidable hospitalization. first appeared on Bayshore Home Care.

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Mental Health and Worship: Relating Faith and Psychology Part 3

The Chaplain's Report

Last time I wrote about practical ways in which churches can work to address the concrete needs of those affected by mental illness and emotional distress in their congregations. That frankly is something that is not too difficult or controversial.

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Understanding World Religions for Birth and Death Doulas: Amy Wright Glenn

Journey With Deanna

The doula's role can be powerfully strengthened and supported with a clear understanding of the basic tenets of five of our world's religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

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The Ultimate Guide to Improving Caregiver Engagement & Retention

Want to learn how to retain your caregivers & improve caregiver retention X3? Get expert advice from Smartcare Software — a complete home care EMR company leading the industry in caregiver hiring and retention tools — and download The Ultimate Guide to Improve Caregiver Engagement & Retention for FREE.

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WHO ADVOCATES?

HospiceDiary

How many of us, as nurses, have had the experience of speaking to an “enflamed” family member, and practiced all our communication skills to bring calm and rational judgment into play?

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Ep. 6 - Providing Palliative Care to LGBTQ Patients

HPNA podcast

. In our 6th episode of HPNA’s Podcast Corner, we offer listeners a framework to explore nursing advances in LGBTQ-inclusive palliative care.

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How to deal with childhood grief and loss

Elizz

People process grief in different ways. If your caregiver role has ended due to the death of the person in your care, it’s understandable to feel grief, especially if that person was close to you and your family. For a grieving child, like anyone, grief is an individual process.

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The Importance of Nutrition Support in Hospice Care

Rest Assured Hospice

When you think about nutrition management, you may imagine an individual trying to lose weight, gain muscle, or maintain their youthful energy. However, good nutrition is essential for every stage of life, including end-of-life care.

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Online training improves medical students’ ability to recognise when a person is dying: The ORaClES randomised controlled trial

SAGE Palliative Medicine & Chronic Care podcast

This episode features Dr Nicola White and Dr Linda Oostendorp (Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department, Division of Psychiatry, University College London (UCL), London, UK). Recognising dying is a core clinical skill. There is inconsistent training in the United Kingdom and both medical students and doctors report feeling unsure and ill prepared when working with a dying patient and their family.

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Annual DDE Recertification Due 9/30 (And Other DDE Pitfalls)

Hospice Law Blog

Direct Data Entry (DDE) access is a company’s revenue lifeline: without it, hospices cannot comply with NOE filing requirements or submit claims for payment. Every hospice has DDE login rights, but many fail to recognize (and take due care to avoid) the serious hidden pitfalls that are found in this system.

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Vision Decline in Dementia Patients

Hope Hospice

Caregivers commonly observe vision decline in dementia patients. People living with dementia commonly experience changes to their vision beyond what’s expected as part of the normal aging process.

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What questions should I ask a home care agency?

Bayshore Care Home

If you’re considering in home care for yourself or your loved one you may be unsure of where to start. Below you will find some questions that are helpful when. The post What questions should I ask a home care agency? first appeared on Bayshore Home Care. Blog Home Care How to

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Five Wishes: Taking Control of Your Final Days

Hope Hospice

So much in life is out of our control, and, at times, the uncertainty causes frustration and stress. However, this doesn’t have to be the case at the end of life.

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How Alzheimer’s Disease Affects Communication

Hope Hospice

Memory loss is one of the widely known symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, but many other skills and abilities become impaired as well. Persons living with dementia experience changes in the brain’s temporal lobe that affect their ability to process language.

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Flu Prevention for Seniors

Hope Hospice

Flu prevention for seniors is more important than ever. According to the Centers for Disease Control, people 65 years and older account for between 50 and 70 percent of reported influenza-associated hospitalizations. .

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Avoiding Pressure Ulcers

Hope Hospice

Caregivers need to keep a close eye on elderly patients to avoid pressure ulcers from occurring. Pressure ulcers (also called decubiti, or bedsores) are blisters or breaks in the skin caused when the body’s weight presses blood out of a specific area.

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Caregiver Tips on Assisting With Personal Hygiene

Hope Hospice

As a caregiver, you will find that some of your time each day will be devoted to assisting the person in your care with personal hygiene. This includes bathing, shampooing, oral or mouth care, shaving, and foot care. Following are tips to help these tasks go smoothly. Bathing.

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Seniors and Hot-Weather Safety

Hope Hospice

It is very important to be educated on the importance of seniors and hot-weather safety. Too much heat is unsafe for everyone.

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Questions to consider when hiring in-home senior care

Bayshore Care Home

As our population ages, the issue of caring for aging loved ones grows. True, having family care for a loved one at home is an option. But with the weight. The post Questions to consider when hiring in-home senior care first appeared on Bayshore Home Care.

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Our 4 step plan for creating a trusting relationship with our clients

Bayshore Care Home

Cultivating trust with our clients is paramount in everything we do. Here is our simple, clear and caring model for delivering value, trust and peace of mind to our clients. The post Our 4 step plan for creating a trusting relationship with our clients first appeared on Bayshore Home Care.

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Are “what ifs” keeping you up at night?

Bayshore Care Home

“Dad, please keep your cell phone on so that I can call to check on you”. Mom, I really worry when you try to mop the floor yourself. The post Are “what ifs” keeping you up at night? first appeared on Bayshore Home Care.

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One week of simple healthy meals for seniors

Bayshore Care Home

One week of simple, healthy meals for seniors Click Here for a Printable Grocery List Deli 6 hard-boiled eggs, pre-peeled (sometimes in dairy section) Dairy provolone cheese pre-sliced butter 6. The post One week of simple healthy meals for seniors first appeared on Bayshore Home Care.

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2019 Hike for Hope Raises $90K

Hope Hospice

The Hope Hospice and Home Health community returned to Livermore’s Del Valle Regional Park on May 4 for the ninth annual Hike for Hope, which raised more than $90,000 for Hope’s patient care and community services.

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2019 Hope 100 Golf Marathon

Hope Hospice

Registration is now open for the fifth annual Hope 100 Golf Marathon , which will take place on September 30, 2019, at Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton. Commencing with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m.,

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2019 Hike for Hope

Hope Hospice

Join the 2019 Hike for Hope, a hike that benefits a good cause on May 4, 2019, at Del Valle Regional Park in Livermore! Hike for Hope is a unique celebration of family, friends and remembrance and raises funds for Hope’s patient care, grief support services, and caregiver education programs.

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NEVER GIVE UP

HospiceDiary

I am concerned about a new mantra afoot: that palliative care–unlike hospice care– is not “giving up” but is addressing improved symptom management and quality of life (QOL) for all patients with advanced disease.

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Hope introduces grief support for children and teens

Hope Hospice

Young people experience physical, emotional and spiritual reactions to grief and grieve differently than adults. As a result, their unique needs may go unnoticed or their actions can be misunderstood by the adults in their lives who are also grieving.

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Castlettes golf group raises funds for Hope

Hope Hospice

Members of the Castlettes, Castlewood Country Club’s women’s nine-hole golf group, presented a ceremonial donation check in the amount of $5,000 to Jennifer Hansen, Hope Hospice CEO.

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“HE WHO CANNOT, TEACHES”

HospiceDiary

As I thought about who and what have been my greatest teachers in life, I considered the quote: He who can, does; He who cannot, teaches*. Though this quote is considered disparaging to teachers, I like to think of it … Continue reading → end of life care

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Real EOL Doula Stories: Meet Kimberly King Wise

Journey With Deanna

Kimberly King Wise is a Certified End of Life Doula, Home Funeral Guide, Certified Business Manager and Virtual Assistant with 21 years of experience supporting coaches, trainers and authors. She is a passionate death positive movement advocate and is uniquely skilled in helping death positive business owners kickstart their businesses into high gear. Listen in as she gives us several pearls from her years of experience

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Real EOL Doula Stories: Meet Kimberly King Wise

Journey With Deanna

Kimberly King Wise is a Certified End of Life Doula, Home Funeral Guide, Certified Business Manager and Virtual Assistant with 21 years of experience supporting coaches, trainers and authors. She is a passionate death positive movement advocate and is uniquely skilled in helping death positive business owners kickstart their businesses into high gear. Listen in as she gives us several pearls from her years of experience

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WHAT WE LEAVE BEHIND

HospiceDiary

Don’t call me morbid because I’ve spent the past few days preparing obituary examples. I’ll be using these for a class of young people to demonstrate a bit of what “legacy” means: something left behind when you are gone. This … Continue reading → end of life care legacy family humor

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Halloween and Dementia – 6 Tips for Success

Bayshore Care Home

Halloween, is one of those special holidays that is not only fun for kids but conjures up loads of nostalgia for older adults as well. If you are caring for. The post Halloween and Dementia – 6 Tips for Success first appeared on Bayshore Home Care.

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Successful Tampa Bay Home Health Agency Shares Their Secret

Bayshore Care Home

Successful Tampa Bay Home Health Agency Shares Their Secret May 16, 2013 — From its humble beginnings in 1986 Bayshore Home Care has become an industry leader in senior home. The post Successful Tampa Bay Home Health Agency Shares Their Secret first appeared on Bayshore Home Care. Bayshore in the News

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WHO WILL PROVIDE THE CARE?

HospiceDiary

I finally read something, in the NY Times, about The Zen Hospice Guest Home* in San Francisco, which closed down last summer. Though The Zen Home was known to many workers in end-of-life care, others may not consider this significant … Continue reading → aging caregiving dying at home

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EOL Doulas in Real Life: Elizabeth

Journey With Deanna

Meet Elizabeth, a massage therapist and end-of-life doula in private practice. She shares her story with us here of how she was a hospice volunteer and naturally came to develop her end of life private practice. She also shares about a new technique she developed for practitioners who serve people at the end of life, "Nurturing Touch for the Dying."

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