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Palliative vs. hospice care

Palliative care and hospice care might seem to be the same thing. But to those who deliver health care under either umbrella, there’s a difference. “All hospice care is palliative care, but not all palliative care is hospice care,” said Brenda Jaszczyszyn, Director of Education and Quality at [...]

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Hospice care an advocate to more dementia patients

If predictions hold, the number of Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and other dementias will rise from about 5.7 million this year to a startling 14 million by 2050. That sobering statistic heralds a dramatic showdown on the horizon. And if enough health-care professionals join in over the [...]

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Patient wish to go fishing fulfilled

We were out at 8th Avenue Park today with our patient William Rude, his daughter Erica Curry VanEe, along with a few Brookcrest residents, fulfilling his bucket list wish to go fishing again. Thank you to all the Sunset Retirement Communities & Services recreational therapists and to Katy, [...]

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Making End-of-Life Choices that Matter to You

It’s not uncommon for many of us to spend untold hours planning everything from graduation parties to weddings to vacations. But fewer than one-third of American adults have a plan in place that addresses how they want to live out their last days and informs their final arrangements. This [...]

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