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2013-02-21 23:04:00

Hospice Savannah affiliate Laura Wiggins, Director of the Steward Center for Palliative Care, will speak at the National Hospice and Palliative Care annual leadership conference. Savannah, GA (PRWEB) February 21, 2013 Laura N. Wiggins, MSN, APRN, BC-ANP, ACHPN has been selected to speak at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization´s 28th annual Management and Leadership Conference to be held in National Harbor, Maryland in April, 2013. As the Director of The Steward Center...

2013-02-06 10:07:58

A study published Feb. 6 in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that while more seniors are dying with hospice care than a decade ago, they are increasingly doing so for very few days right after being in intensive care. The story told by the data, said the study's lead author, is that for many seniors palliative care happens only as an afterthought. "For many patients, hospice is an 'add-on' to a very aggressive pattern of care during the last days of life," said Dr....

2012-12-11 00:59:28

Fewer emergency room visits, less depression Seniors in long-term care experienced a significant reduction in emergency room visits and depression when receiving palliative care services, according to a recent collaborative study by researchers at Hebrew SeniorLife's Hebrew Rehabilitation Center (HRC) and Institute for Aging Research, both affiliated with Harvard Medical School (HMS). The results of the study, published today in The Gerontologist, demonstrate the potential for improved...

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