How to Pay for End-of-Life Care

| By Jodi Horton

Last week Casa de la Luz Hospice hosted a screening of PBS Frontline documentary Being Mortal at The Loft Cinema. We were thrilled to have nearly 300 people turn out for this event, and regretted that we weren’t able to answer everyone’s questions during our panel discussion. For today’s blog, we wanted to take a […]

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How Casa de la Luz Hospice Provides Care in the Home

| By Jodi Horton

Casa de la Luz Hospice participates in the time-honored hospice tradition of supporting people to live until they die in the comfort of their own homes. This tradition echoes earlier times, when dying was accepted as the natural closing of the circle of life, reflecting the rhythm of life in the fields and in the […]

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Complementary Therapy Options from Casa de la Luz Hospice

| By Jodi Horton

Complementary therapies are gentle, non-invasive options to assist patients with pain and stress management. Casa de la Luz Hospice provides complementary therapy options for patients and their caregivers through trained volunteers and some professional staff. Energy Therapies Casa de la Luz offers the energy therapies of Reiki and Healing Touch when licensed volunteers are available. […]

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Myths & Facts of Narcotics Use

| By Jodi Horton

Narcotics are often the drug of choice in controlling moderate to severe pain. These medicines are easy to use or adjust, and provide fast, effective pain control. If you are prescribed narcotics, it is important that you take them regularly, as instructed, to stay ahead of the pain. It is a miracle of nature and […]

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Meeting with a Hospice Provider for the First Time

| By Jodi Horton

If your doctor suggested it’s time to call hospice, we know you’re probably wondering how do you prepare for a meeting with a hospice care provider. Will this be like a meeting with your regular doctor? You don’t want to ask stupid questions. What information will the hospice want from you? We want to help […]

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From the Archives: The Role of Your Hospice Chaplain

| By Jodi Horton

When a person and their loved ones decide that hospice care is the best path to take, the choice is not only medical, but also emotional and sometimes spiritual. The hospice team seeks to offer care, support, guidance, and reflection in all of these areas. As a chaplain with Casa de la Luz Hospice, I […]

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