2017

Gift ideas for your elderly loved one

Bayshore Care Home

Need some ideas to get your elderly loved for the holidays? We’ve compiled a list of winning ideas that are sure to bring a smile to the faces of your. The post Gift ideas for your elderly loved one first appeared on Bayshore Home Care.

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Hospice Patients Can Be Tissue Donors

Death and Dying Chronicles

Are you aware that hospice patients may be eligible for tissue donation after their deaths if they so choose, depending on their medical history? Giving the gift of tissue; either skin, heart valves, corneas, tendons, veins, or bone, can make a huge difference in many peoples’ lives.

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Hospice in Nursing Homes

Hospice Advantage Solutions

CMS has issued new Interpretive Guidelines for nursing homes which will be implemented on November 28th.

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Self Care for Professional Caregivers

Journey With Deanna

We had a fantastic time in this interview! But of course, I'm not talking with just anyone who is carefully living in between the lines--I'm speaking with Elena Lipson, Divine Self Care Mentor. Self care is more than a bubble bath, it is deep. We are used to quick fixes and band aids and measuring our results often by grand moments of success or failure. But sometimes (and this is one of those times) 'success' as far as our care for our selves goes, should be measured over time.

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Flying High

The Bucket-List Blog

Conley Murray has always loved adventure. In fact, as one of our home hospice patients, he recently talked with his Hospice Care Plus chaplain, Sally Shepherd, about the adventures in his life. At one point, Sally asked him what adventures he still has on his bucket list. Because you never stop dreaming and hoping, even, or maybe especially, when you know you’re in your final months of life. Mr. Murray had a quick answer.

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Palliative Care Chat - Episode 10

Palliative Care Chat Podcast

Lynn McPherson interviews Barbara Bouton, MA, FT, Vice President of Professional Development at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).

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What is the impact of population ageing on the future provision of end-of-life care? Population-based projections of place of death

SAGE Palliative Medicine & Chronic Care podcast

This episode features Anna Bone (Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, King’s College London). This study aimed to project where people will die from 2015 to 2040 across all care settings in England and Wales. The study was a population-based trend analysis and projections using simple linear modelling. All deaths (2004–2014) from death registration data and predicted deaths (2015–2040) from official population forecasts in England and Wales.

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More Trending

Today’s Post is a Visual Journey

Death and Dying Chronicles

Today is movie day. After watching this documentary I realized that this 45 minute video visually contained, and beautifully presented, the very information I try to convey in writing in my blog posts.

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Sharing a Laugh at Hospice

Death and Dying Chronicles

Death and dying is such a sad subject that many would be surprised to hear that sprinkled throughout the work week there were a few chuckles and laughable moments.

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Why Do Hospice Patients Die?

Death and Dying Chronicles

To be eligible for hospice care one must have a terminal diagnosis with a life expectancy of six months or less. A non hospice doctor determines this. A referral to hospice is given when all other treatments have been exhausted or would prove futile.

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OIG Work Plan

Hospice Advantage Solutions

According to 42 CFR 418.24(d), d), a hospice beneficiary waives all rights to Medicare payments for any services that are related to the treatment of the terminal condition for which hospice care was elected or treatment of a related condition or treatment that is equivalent to hospice care.

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Emergency Preparedness Interpretive Guidelines

Hospice Advantage Solutions

Emergency Preparedness Interpretive Guidelines. See it , here

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Is Your Hospice Agency Addressing AICDs with Patients?

Hospice Advantage Solutions

Over the past decade, there has been a significant increase in the use of Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (AICDs). An AICD is a device that uses electrical pulses or shocks to control life-threatening arrhythmias.

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Simplifying a Hospice Compliance Program

Hospice Advantage Solutions

Having a Hospice Compliance Program isn’t as daunting as it may seem. The OIG has recommended seven elements to guide agencies in the development of their program, knowing that one model isn’t suitable to every hospice. The elements can be tailored to fit your agency.

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Five tips for keeping your elderly loved ones comfortable and engaged during family gatherings

Bayshore Care Home

Have them help prepare the meal/ table Involve your loved one in simple tasks that keep them engaged in conversation but away from the stove. Pull up a chair. The post Five tips for keeping your elderly loved ones comfortable and engaged during family gatherings first appeared on Bayshore Home Care.

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What to do when seniors are refusing additional help even from their home care provider.

Bayshore Care Home

Denial can be a dangerous thing and at Bayshore it is one of the most common issues that adult children call us about. The adult child knows its time for. The post What to do when seniors are refusing additional help even from their home care provider. first appeared on Bayshore Home Care. Alzheimer's and Dementia Blog

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Hospital Companion

Journey With Deanna

Our role as end of life doulas is not only for the imminent days of dying. Some people want to focus there and there are many other places where we can be so useful. In the hospital is one of them. Listen in as I go over what is involved. End of Life Care Certificate Program Learn.Create.Serve. training and mentoring doulas, companions, guides and midwives since 2005

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Moment of Death Research

Journey With Deanna

Micahel Barbato stays busy enlightening us in end of life matters for decades. Recently he has completed a study with other physicians regarding what they have found inin brain activity among some people at thte moment of death. Listen in on our podcast today to hear all about it! End of Life Care Certificate Program Learn.Create.Serve. training and mentoring doulas, companions, guides and midwives since 2005

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Are You the 'Go-to' Person?

Journey With Deanna

The "Go to" person is that special person within a circle that people know they can turn to during serious situations. Whether it has to do with end of life or not, if you are this person within your family and friend circle, then you are actually dealing with many of the same issues that end of life doulas face.

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"The Calling," You Have It or You Don't

Journey With Deanna

Anyone can receive end of life training to know more about the time period, what to do, how to be helpful and to feel more comfortable assisting others. But not everyone who seeks this out has the 'calling.' The calling is that powerful desire deep in your bones that you knoow you are meant to offer yourself in this way in service to others as they die.

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Referring to Hospice

Journey With Deanna

Refer to hospice as a death doula. You may be serving people who are not on hospice yet and who may not realize all they are missing by NOT getting the great care they are entitled to. You may be instrumental in relieving their suffering by getting them into palliative care (whether or not they are dying). Listen in as we talk about all this. End of Life Care Certificate Program Learn.Create.Serve. training and mentoring doulas, companions, guides and midwives since 2005

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"Nurse With the Purple Hair"--A New Film by Sean Cunningham

Journey With Deanna

This interview with Sean Cunningham is so wonderful as you can hear the awe in his voice for the work of hospice. He shares how he came across the 'nurse with the purple hair,' and how he came to create the film. World-renowned filmmaker of the Friday the 13th series, he takes us on quite a different journey this time. Easy to talk to and not at all what I expected, I hope you also enjoy hearing from someone who has discovered the inspiring nature of hospice work.

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Birth, Breath and Death with Amy Wright Glenn

Journey With Deanna

Amy Wright Glenn earned her MA in Religion and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Amy is a Kripalu Yoga teacher, Birthing Mama® Prenatal Yoga and Wellness Teacher Trainer, (CD)DONA birth doula, hospital chaplain, and founder of the Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath, and Death. Amy is a regular contributor to PhillyVoice and author of Birth, Breath, and Death: Meditations on Motherhood, Chaplaincy, and Life as a Doula published in 2013.

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Experience Does Matter for Death Doulas

Journey With Deanna

As an end of life practitioner, having experience underneath you really does matter. We all must start somewhere yes. Get a group of hospice professionals together as we share stories of our beginning days and you will hear the funniest and sweetest stories. That's my point: we don't know until we have been there.

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Death Doulas and Palliative Care

Journey With Deanna

Listen in as I discuss why it is so important to understand palliative care when you are an end of life doula. You will understand so much more about present services, especially if the person you are accompanying is not on hospice services when you begin working with them. This is paramount to your work. End-of-Life Doula Certificate Program Learn.Create.Serve. training and mentoring doulas, companions, guides and midwives since 2005

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The Sacred Life Journey of Sharon Lund

Journey With Deanna

Last night sitting outside beside the powerful Maui ocean, Sharon and I talked about her own life and death journey. She has been serving others at the end of life since 1986 in a variety of ways, as she weaves in her own path of healing her own mind, body and spirit. There is a place for every single one of us who has this calling to be of help at the end of life in our communities.

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Community Healing with Dying Well Collective

Journey With Deanna

The Dying Well Collective in Canada is doing beautiful work for the community. This interview with Glenda Myles, Founder of the Collective illustrates how she the death doula role is bridging death care in Canada. The website: [link] End of Life Care Certificate Program Learn.Create.Serve. training and mentoring doulas, companions, guides and midwives since 2005

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Episode 9 Dr. Lynn McPherson, Arlen Gaines and Meredith Polsky

Palliative Care Chat Podcast

In this episode Dr. McPherson interviews Arlen Grad Gaines and Meredith Englander Polsky; authors of “I have a question about death. A book for children with autism spectrum disorder or other special needs.”

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Episode 8 Dr. Lynn McPherson and Dr. Susan Kristiniak Aromatherapy Podcast

Palliative Care Chat Podcast

In this episode Dr. McPherson interviews Dr. Susan Kristiniak who is the Associate Director for the University of Pennsylvania Health System in palliative care.

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Palliative Care Chat Episode 7_Dr. McPherson chats with current students June 1, 2017

Palliative Care Chat Podcast

In this episode of Palliative Care Chat, Dr. Lynn McPherson talks to current students about why they enrolled in the 100% online Master of Science and Graduate Certificates in Palliative Care program.

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Palliative Care Chat Episode 5_Dr's. Walker And McPherson - Speed Dating Tips Part 1

Palliative Care Chat Podcast

Palliative Care Chat Episode 6 Dr. Kathryn Walker and Dr. Lynn McPherson Speed Dating Tips – Part 1 Palliative Care Chat Episode 6 Dr. Kathryn Walker and Dr. Lynn McPherson Speed Dating Tips – Part 1

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Palliative Care Chat Episode 6_Dr.'s Walker And McPherson - Speed Dating Tips Part 2

Palliative Care Chat Podcast

Palliative Care Chat Episode 6 Dr. Kathryn Walker and Dr. Lynn McPherson Speed Dating Tips – Part 2 Palliative Care Chat Episode 6 Dr. Kathryn Walker and Dr. Lynn McPherson Speed Dating Tips – Part 2

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Palliative Care Chat Episode 4_Interview With Professor Agar March 20, 2017

Palliative Care Chat Podcast

In this episode of Palliative Care Chat, Dr. McPherson interviews Dr. Meera Agar and they discuss Dr. Agar’s published work entitled ‘Efficacy of Oral Risperidone Haloperidol or Placebo for Symptoms of Delirium Among Patients in Palliative Care.'

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Palliative Care Chat Episode 3_Interview With Jason Webb March 1, 2017

Palliative Care Chat Podcast

McPherson, of the University of Maryland, Baltimore interviews Dr. Jason Webb, of Duke University, who discusses his publication titled "Efficacy of Oral Risperidone, Haloperidol or Placebo for Symptoms of Delirium among Patients in Palliative Care."

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Palliative Care Chat Episode 2_Interview with Todd Stern

Palliative Care Chat Podcast

Lynn McPherson interviews Todd Stern Dr. Lynn McPherson interviews Todd Stern

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The under reporting of recruitment strategies in research with children with life-threatening illnesses: A systematic review

SAGE Palliative Medicine & Chronic Care podcast

This episode features Briony Hudson (Louis Dundas Centre for Children’s Palliative Care, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, UK and Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department, UCL Division of Psychiatry, London, UK) and Linda Oostendorp, (Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department, UCL Division of Psychiatry, London, UK). They describe their study which aimed to explore how children and young people (aged 0–25?years)

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A metasynthesis study of family caregivers’ transition experiences caring for community-dwelling persons with advanced cancer at the end of life

SAGE Palliative Medicine & Chronic Care podcast

This episode features Wendy Duggleby (University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada) who describes a study which aimed to (a) explore the transition experience of family caregivers caring for persons with advanced cancer living in the community, (b) describe potential triggers for transitions, (c) identify what influences this experience, and (d) develop a conceptual framework of their transition experience.

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