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Living Each Moment of Life with Hospice

2017-04-17T23:08:34+00:00

Life is about living each moment to the fullest. A father's wedding dance with his daughter, a veteran's visit to the World War II Memorial and the opportunity to bring a newborn grandchild home... these are only some of the moments made possible thanks to hospice care. Many people are confused about what hospice really [...]

Dying Man’s Wish To Return To The Forest Comes True

2017-04-17T23:07:55+00:00

A former forest ranger at the end of his life had one wish: to return to the outdoors. Ed, a hospice patient at Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland, Washington, hadn't been outdoors in years because his terminal illness prevented him from traveling. After he told hospice chaplain Curt Huber that he wanted to go outside one [...]

Your Parent is Dying: When Is It Time to Call Hospice?

2017-04-17T23:07:13+00:00

A common question asked by those considering hospice care for a loved one is, "When is the right time?" A growing number of caregivers are finding that the correct answer to the question is, "As early as possible," as they discover all of the advantages hospice has to offer the patient as well as the [...]

Most Doctors Wouldn’t Want Intensive Care at the End of Life

2017-04-17T23:07:36+00:00

(Reuters Health) - Most doctors would not want high-intensity treatment near the end of life, according to a new study from Stanford University School of Medicine. In 2013, researchers surveyed nearly 1,100 young doctors who were finishing their training in a variety of medical specialties. Nearly nine in 10 said they would choose a do-not-resuscitate [...]