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2012-10-03 23:01:31

Passages Hospice, one of the Midwest's leading hospice care providers, announces its new company tagline as it approaches its eighth anniversary of serving patients and families. Lisle, IL (PRWEB) October 02, 2012 Passages Hospice announces today a new tagline of "Your life. Your choice. Your Passage." The new tagline emphasizes the company's commitment to the patients and families it serves and represents a milestone as the company approaches its eighth anniversary. "This is a perfect time...

2012-01-19 11:17:10

Although around two thirds of us would prefer to die at home, in the developed world the trend in recent years has been for the majority to spend their final days in an institutional setting. But according to new research available in the journal Palliative Medicine, published by SAGE and from King's College London, the tide has now turned and an increasing number of people in the UK are dying at home. In England and Wales, the number of deaths at home nearly halved from 1974 to 2003. If...

2008-04-25 03:00:51

By Romo, Rafael Gifford, Lisa Executive Summary Medicare's fixed daily rates create an absolute cost constraint on hospices; consequently, the growth in hospice brings financial pressures. The patient efficacy of music therapy has been demonstrated in the literature and includes improving pain, agitation, disruptive behaviors, communication, depression, and quality of life. Music therapy is well suited to hospice as it addresses the four domains of palliative care (physiological,...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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