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Gene’s Story

My Dad, Gene, was what you’d call a “people person.” He loved to reminisce about the old days, share a laugh with a friend, or discuss the meaning behind his favorite hymns. And boy, did he get his fill of good conversation in his last few months with us. In the spring of 2017, after […]

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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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