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The closure of Valley Springs Manor, the Castro Valley care facility, has turned the lives of its elderly residents and their families upside down. For those with loved ones in senior care homes, the situation raises many questions: How do you know
The six-part Showtime documentary series "Time of Death" looks at people in their last days...One of our great achievements in American culture over the last few decades has gone mostly, quietly unnoticed: We're getting a lot better at death. Despite
Midwest CareCenter, was named one of the 30 most influential leaders in the nation in hospice and palliative medicine. "I am so grateful for the recognition and most importantly, to be able to do the work I love," said Twaddle, chief medical officer
But the government limited its scope to 19 patients after its own financial analyst determined the hospice could not afford to pay more than $3 million without jeopardizing its ability to stay in business. "We think the settlement is fair, adequate
Smartphone software that lets caregivers update patient information from their mobiles has given a New Zealand developer a toehold in the Australian market. Auckland-based Netsoft has signed a contract with Melbourne disability provider, Araluen, for
The eight-week course is designed for those whose loss has occurred at least three months before the start of the class. Participants will receive a helpful book and journal designed to support them in their grieving process.
Contact Information Available for logged-in reporters only Description A pilot initiative conducted at Mount Sinai Hospital offers compelling evidence that establishing standardized criteria for calling a palliative care consultation improves the
Kent is president and chief executive officer of Leading Age New Jersey, the association of non-profit organizations providing aging services in New Jersey. She is a former commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Human Services. New Jersey will
Contact Information Available for logged-in reporters only Description Palliative care, a specialized, multidisciplinary team approach to caring for seriously ill people and their families, is often errantly reduced to end-of-life care.
Over its nearly 40 year history, Hospice of Santa Barbara has been fortunate to attract outstanding volunteers and supporters. Over its nearly 40 year history, Hospice of Santa Barbara has been fortunate to attract outstanding volunteers and