Hospice Care

Hearing loss is one of the most common conditions affecting older adults.  It often leads to several problems that they face in their day-to-day activities.  First, with hearing loss, seniors find it difficult to communicate with friends and family, have trouble in understanding a doctor’s advice, responding to warnings, and hearing doorbells and alarms. The significant […]

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Joan Mondale’s family has announced that she has entered Hospice Care today. She is the wife of former Vice President of United States Walter Mondale, who served with Jimmy Carter as President. Joan is 83. A statement released by Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis seeks privacy and informs that the family and loved ones are with […]

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A previous article on the dying process discussed the physical changes which happen during the final stages of the dying process. This follow-up post will review the mental/spiritual/emotional dynamics which also occur during these last stages. The spirit of the dying person goes through the final process of release from the body, its immediate environment, […]

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While all of us wish to live a long and healthy life, it is inevitable that we die at a certain time. When a person goes through the dying process, there are physical and mental/spiritual dynamics which take place interdependently. On the physical plane, the body goes through the process of shutting down. This process […]

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Most of us would want to be at home during the last days of our lives and if given a choice would choose to die at home. According to www.healthtalkonline.org, nearly 63% of people would prefer to do that and also would not want to be a burden on their families. However, the possibility of […]

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Hospice offers a more dignified method for end-of-life care than treatment in a hospital or nursing home.  It is covered by Medicare but many seniors nearing death do not take advantage of it but spend their final days in a hospital or nursing home instead.  Hospice gives a compassionate approach to end of life allowing […]

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According to an AARP study, 90% of seniors would choose to stay and age in their home rather than to live in any type of senior living community.  Therefore, the need for home care services is going to drastically increase as the aging population increases in America.  Home care can ease the burden that family […]

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Though people are living to older ages and enjoying higher incomes now than in past decades, they are also facing increased housing costs and higher rates of obesity.  These and other key indicators of the aging population are outlined in Older Americans 2012: Key Indicators of Well-Being, a report published by the National Institutes of […]

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The in-home private duty care and home health care services agencies directory is now live on Senior Care Resources Central. Detailed information on thousands of home care providers are available. Providers of non-medical services, specialized care such as Alzheimer or dementia care, diabetes care, hospice care and veterans’ services  are included in the directory. Comprehensive lists […]

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