Free Screening of Being Mortal at Tucson’s The Loft

| By Jodi Horton

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 Jodi Horton

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 Jodi Horton

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 Jodi Horton

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 Jodi Horton

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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Hospice Services Enrich the Lives of the Dying

| By Jodi Horton

Half of hospice patients received hospice care for less than three weeks, according to the 2013 Facts & Figures Report from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. The Medicare Hospice Benefit is for individuals with a terminal illness and a life expectancy of six months or less. It’s our hope that families will reach […]

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