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2014-06-04 15:11:51

King's College London Over 35,000 people lived to 100 years or more in England over the last ten years, with a large proportion subsequently dying from frailty exacerbated by pneumonia, according to a new study by King's College London. With the number of centenarians set to grow, end-of-life care needs to be tailored to the increasing frailty in this age group, warn the King's palliative care researchers. Boosting care home capacity and planning health services for the rise in...

2014-06-04 08:33:18

CSU Institute for Palliative Care's Helen McNeal and LightBridge Hospice and Palliative Care's, Peggy Davis to be recognized for contributions SAN MARCOS, Calif., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- www.csupalliativecare.org, www.lbhcf.org Two leaders in palliative care and hospice care will be recognized for their unique contributions to their respective fields on July 11(th )by the LightBridge Hospice Community Foundation. Helen McNeal, Executive Director of California State University...

2014-05-30 23:13:01

Hope Palliative & Hospice Care invites and encourages the community to participate in the donation drive for Savers and the Epilepsy Foundation June 4th-June 18th as well and the blood drive hosted by Lifesource on June 11th. Palatine, IL (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Hope Palliative & Hospice Care announced today they will be hosting two donation drives this June. The first is a collection for gently used clothing and small household items. The donations will aid the Savers Foundation...

2014-05-30 12:25:58

National Institute of Nursing Research Unveils Campaign to Help Pediatric Patients BETHESDA, Md., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When three-year-old Rachel was diagnosed with cancer, it was one of the worst days of her mother's life. Tests, medications, surgery--young Rachel's life turned upside down. She fought taking medicine and the frequent finger pricks. Rachel did not like to see the nurses and doctors come into the room because she was afraid of what was coming next. Then her...

2014-05-29 23:18:22

On May 22nd, Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association announced the 2014 winners of the annual Awards of Excellence in Hospice and Palliative Care. Tallahassee, Florida (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 On May 22nd, in conjunction with the 29th Annual Forum “The Journey Continues: Elevating Clinical Practice to New Heights”, Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association (FHPCA) announced the 2014 winners of the annual Awards of Excellence in Hospice and Palliative Care. The Awards...

2014-05-29 16:26:41

Activities Planned to Commemorate 70th Anniversary of D-Day and Honor Veterans CLEVELAND, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hospice of the Western Reserve's third annual Walk to Remember sponsored by First Merit Foundation takes place Sunday, June 8, 8 a.m. to 12 noon, at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland. Participants will walk to honor the memory of their loved ones while raising funds for services not covered by Medicare and private insurance, such...

2014-05-29 15:37:27

Stanford University Medical Center Most physicians would choose a do-not-resuscitate or "no code" status for themselves when they are terminally ill, yet they tend to pursue aggressive, life-prolonging treatment for patients facing the same prognosis, according to a study from the Stanford University School of Medicine to be published May 28 in PLOS ONE. It's a disconnect that needs to be better understood, said VJ Periyakoil, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine and lead...

2014-05-22 23:09:16

telyHD Provides New Levels of Service to Hospice Patients and Families Redwood City, CA (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 Tely Labs, the leader in simple, secure and affordable video conferencing systems, today announced Hospice of the Western Reserve has implemented easy, affordable high-definition video calling with telyHD systems for its hospice house in Westlake, Ohio. Innovative healthcare providers are always searching for new services that set them apart as leaders in end-of-life care, and add...

2014-05-22 23:07:43

Addition of More Than 90 Palliative Care Courses to Relias’ Content Library Will Support Team-based Care Approach to Improve Patients’ Quality of Life Cary, NC (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 Relias Learning, the leader in online training for specialized staff, announced today that it has added more than 90 palliative care courses to its library. The courses, added after the acquisition of the Hospice Education Network (HEN), focus on patient-centered care and improving services for palliative...

2014-05-22 23:01:20

San Francisco bay area businesses and individuals who support Pathways Hospice care are sponsoring the 2nd Annual Links to the Heart golf tournament. The tournament will be held Monday, July 14, 2014 at the Stanford University Golf Course. Sunnyvale, California (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 The Pathways Hospice 2nd Annual Links to the Heart Golf Tournament recently announced the community sponsors and schedule for its premier golf tournament. The 2nd Annual Links to the Heart golf tournament will...


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