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2014-07-31 23:09:39

Home Care website focuses on finding assistance for the elderly and disabled, including home health care, companion care, and hospice care services. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 http://www.HomeCareChoice.com, a home services website from Seniors Guide, will feature home care and home hospice services available in areas of Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio, and Indianapolis. “Our listings of area home care are comprehensive,” says Katharine Ross, Vice President of Sales and...

2014-07-23 23:32:06

CareTouch launches new outreach program and selects first beneficiary – The Butterfly Program of Porter Hospice. CareTouch is a Peak Sponsor for the 9th Annual Hike for Hospice and will conduct additional fundraising as part of their CareTouch in the Community program. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 CareTouch Communications, Inc. has formed a new employee-driven outreach program called CareTouch in the Community. CareTouch employees will select causes they are passionate about...

2014-07-18 23:01:14

Military Veterans Honored during Ceremony at Silverado Memory Care Community Naperville, IL (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 During a special pinning ceremony in Naperville, Illinois this week, 17 veterans, representing all five branches of the U.S. Military, were honored for their service with commemorative pins and certificates. The event took place at Silverado Memory Care Community, where all 17 of the veterans reside. More than 100 people attended the event — many brought to tears by the...

2014-07-17 08:30:18

Ira Byock, M.D., to launch the new Providence Institute for Human Caring SEATTLE and LOS ANGELES, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Providence Health & Services today announced that one of the nation's foremost experts in palliative care and a leading advocate for transforming care through the end of life is joining the health system to lead its new Institute for Human Caring. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140717/127872 Ira Byock, M.D., will serve as chief...

2014-07-15 23:07:08

Experienced Hospice Physician Suzanne Karefa-Johnson, MD Leading New Service Hyannis, MA (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Hospice physicians and CEOs now have access to a range of services designed to support the unique needs of hospice physicians. Weatherbee’s Physician Advisory Services provides the information, coaching, and support needed to ensure that hospice physicians are able to focus on caring for patients and families while maintaining quality and compliance. Hospice physicians face...

2014-07-15 12:29:27

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is written by Amy Tucci, who is president and CEO of Hospice Foundation of America: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140715/127218 If you have aging parents, now is the time to discuss what's important to them as they near the end of their lives. Too many adult children wait to have end-of-life conversations when their parents are dying or in the midst of a crisis. The topic may seem downright frightening, but it is...

2014-07-15 10:34:49

BMJ-British Medical Journal Trying to get support they need often feels 'challenging' and 'impersonal' Patients in their last year of life with co-existing illnesses struggle to cope with a bewildering array of services and treatments, which are often poorly coordinated and lack any continuity of care, indicates an analysis of patient and carer feedback, published online in BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. Patients and carers frequently found accessing the support they needed...

2014-07-15 10:18:06

OSU New research suggests that use of antibiotics is still prevalent among terminal patients who have chosen hospice care as an end-of-life option, despite little evidence that the medications improve symptoms or quality of life, and sometimes may cause unwanted side effects. The use of antibiotics is so engrained in contemporary medicine that 21 percent of patients being discharged from hospitals directly to a hospice program leave with a prescription for antibiotics, even though more...

2014-07-13 23:03:42

Hope Palliative & Hospice Care announces an ongoing grief support group in collaboration with the Tamarack Senior Living Community in Palatine, Illinois. The group, called “New Beginnings” will be held at 10:30 A.M. on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, beginning this Wednesday, July 16th, 2014. Palatine, Illinois (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 Hope Palliative & Hospice Care announced today that they will be facilitating a monthly grief support group at the Tamarack Senior Living...

2014-07-10 12:30:55

Three-Year Grant to Support New Model of Care for Patients with Complex Cancer CLEVELAND, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced a three-year grant to University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center Seidman Cancer Center totaling $4.7 million to support a new national model aimed at improving care for patients with complex cancer. Titled "Evidence-Conformant Oncology Care," the project will test a unique model developed at...


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