Response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

| By Meredith Ford

Ensuring continuity of care for our patients, maintaining the safety of our staff and volunteers and providing ongoing support to our local healthcare partners is of utmost importance to Casa de la Luz. For several weeks we have been refining our response plan for infection prevention and control based on guidance from the CDC and […]

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Free Screening of Being Mortal at Tucson’s The Loft

| By Meredith Ford

Being Mortal quickly became a must-read for a lot of healthcare professionals, especially those focused on end-of-life care and terminal illnesses. After the book’s publication, PBS Frontline created a documentary film with Dr. Atul Gawande, the book’s author, exploring the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the doctors, nurses, and […]

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Continuing Education Opportunity on Jan. 28 for Healthcare Professionals

| By Meredith Ford

Casa de la Luz will host a screening of Hospice Foundation of America’s 2016 Living with Grief program, “Managing Conflict, Finding Meaning–Supporting Families at Life’s End,” on January 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Casa de la Luz Conference Center, 7740 N. Oracle Road, Bldg. 7760. The screening will be a webinar […]

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Finding a “Casa-Quality” Nurse

| By Meredith Ford

Within the field of nursing, there are countless career paths a nurse can take.  One of those is that of a hospice nurse.  Hospice nurses are truly unique and special.  It not only takes a great deal of knowledge and skills gained through acute care experience, but a variety of other qualities that can’t always be […]

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Hospice Support, Every Day

| By Meredith Ford

One of the most important aspects of hospice care is the 24-hour/7 days a week availability. But you might wonder, what does that actually mean? The first misconception is that caregivers remain with the patient 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In fact, the 24-hour care of hospice only means that support from […]

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The Role of the Primary Caregiver

| By Meredith Ford

When you are admitted to our hospice program, you will be asked to identify a person as your primary caregiver. If you are living at home, your primary caregiver is responsible for providing your daily care, with assistance from the hospice team. If you are living in another care setting, your primary caregiver is consulted […]

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