From the Archives: The Role of Your Hospice Chaplain

| By Meredith Ford

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, I seek […]

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Choosing a Different Healthcare Path

| By Meredith Ford

When it comes to your healthcare, you have choices. We want you to know that hospice care is one of your choices. Too many people see hospice care as the choice between continuing a fight and giving up treatment. Hospice care is a treatment and a plan of care. It is a choice to be […]

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Links We Like: February 12, 2016

| By Meredith Ford

There was a great article in the New York Times about the visions and dreams that people often experience at the end of their life. It’s not an unusual or uncommon phenomena, and it’s great to see these experiences being discussed and studied. Read more: A New Vision for Dreams of the Dying We found […]

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Your Hospice Team

| By Meredith Ford

Facing the end of life for many is not purely physical; for most of us it is a physical, emotional, and spiritual journey. Hospice recognizes this fact, and supports the patient as a whole being. That support is offered by an interdisciplinary team, a group of hospice professionals who combine their individual knowledge and skills […]

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The Best Time to Learn about Hospice Care is Now

| By Meredith Ford

A repeated comment that we hear is people wish they had learned about hospice care sooner. Families frequently hear about hospice at the end stage of a long terminal illness, and many patients die shortly after coming onto service. Half of all hospice patients in 2013 received care for fewer than 18 days, according to […]

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Hospice Is Your Choice

| By Meredith Ford

Many misconceptions exist about hospice care, and part of our role as a hospice provider is to educate the public about the services and support hospice can offer patients and families who are dealing with a terminal illness. Occasionally, we’ll post blog entries about some of the hospice myths so that you can make an […]

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