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Navigating Grief with Your Hometown Hospice Provider

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on Oct 21, 2020 4:02:17 PM

Grief is part of the human condition. According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, many loved ones of patients who receive hospice and palliative care experience anticipatory grief before losing a family member or friend. Experts agree grief isn’t linear or time-limited.

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Transitioning Patients From Palliative Care to Hospice

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on Oct 1, 2020 1:55:20 PM

Helping Your Patients Understand the Transition from Palliative Care to Hospice

The transition from palliative care to hospice care can be a confusing time for patients and their families. It is likely they will feel many complex emotions including — sadness, fear, anger and more. As their provider, you have an opportunity to empower and educate them by keeping them informed of their options as they navigate the transition.

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Transitioning From Palliative Care to Hospice

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on Aug 27, 2020 12:31:11 PM

When someone is diagnosed with a terminal illness, treating and managing their symptoms becomes a top priority. A large part of successfully caring for someone with a terminal illness is understanding how palliative and hospice care play a role in treatment and what the transition from palliative to hospice entails. 

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How to Open Up About End of Life Planning | Hospice of Southwest Ohio

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on Jul 24, 2020 11:18:59 AM

End-of-life planning is a difficult topic to discuss under any circumstances. For family members, the topic can be tough to broach because they don’t want to imagine a reality without their loved one or don’t know how their loved one will react to this type of conversation. For those who are terminally ill, it can be just as hard or intimidating to approach the topic with their children or loved ones. They may be worried about burdening their children with sorting out care options or may be waiting for a physician or caretaker to initiate the conversation for them.

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A Look at How COVID Is Impacting Hospice

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on Jul 2, 2020 1:23:15 PM

In the face of coronavirus, we are looking at a difficult and tumultuous time for healthcare professionals, patients and their families.

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5 Tips to Find Work-Life Balance as a Caregiver

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on Mar 18, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Caregiving is a 24/7 job and sometimes that's on top of your existing 9-5.

Not only is being a caregiver a huge time commitment, but it's also emotionally demanding. That being said, caregiving is also incredibly rewarding and truly makes a difference in the lives of so many people.

But, how do you provide care to someone else and manage your daily life without sacrificing your own health and well being?

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Give Life Back to Your Days: Know When to Start Hospice Care

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on Feb 20, 2020 10:45:00 AM

Everyone wants to think that they'll have a little more time with their aging family members. It's hard to think about losing someone you love, so a lot of families tend to put off talking about end-of-life care. Having an open and honest conversation with your loved one about their wishes for care is important, and having that conversation early is imperative to providing them with the best quality of life.

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10 Common Myths About Hospice Care

By David Walsh on Jan 23, 2020 9:27:40 AM

“Hospice” is a word that can strike fear or provide a feeling of peace, depending on the individual. For those who don’t fully understand what hospice care is and what it provides, they tend to fall into the former category rather than the latter. I want to dispel the misconceptions and the common myths about hospice. This speciality end-of-life care focuses on comfort and celebrating life, because every day is a gift.

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How to start a conversation about the end of life

By Dr. Richard Sternberg on Dec 19, 2019 1:40:00 PM

The ending of life is an inevitability for all living beings, but it’s never easy to part ways. It can be even harder to have a conversation about the ending of a loved one’s life. According to The Conversation Project, 90 percent of people say that talking to their loved ones about end-of-life care is important, but only 27 percent actually do. Too often, we fail to plan for this certainty and leave tough decisions to be made after a loved one has already passed away, rather than learning their true choices and wishes about how to handle their death. You don’t have to wait until the end is imminent; talking about this natural part of life and how to handle it can happen well before it’s time and put everyone’s questions and fears to rest. All you have to do is get started.

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What is in-home primary care?

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on Nov 19, 2019 10:10:00 AM

In-home primary care is for anyone homebound with a serious injury or illness, regardless of age or prognosis. It’s a personalized experience, in the comfort of one’s own home. This type of care focuses on managing symptoms and providing treatment to promote a better quality of life. In-home primary care is offered by Hospice of Southwest Ohio’s partner organization, CareBridge Primary and Palliative Care.

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