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Hospice & End of Life

  • What is the Difference Between Palliative Care and Hospice Care? When you or a loved one receive a diagnosis of a serious or life-threatening illness, you may find yourself lost in the maze of information you receive from your medical team. The terms Palliative Care and Hospice Care will probably be mentioned as you look at treatment ... Continue Reading
  • Terminal Lucidity: Dementia Clarity Before Death Experiencing a burst of energy before death sounds like it would only happen in dramatic films or other forms of fiction. But it’s actually fairly common, and has been observed in modern medical literature for at least two and a half centuries. You can even find accounts ... Continue Reading
  • Alternatives to Hospice: Know Your Options When you’re faced with end of life care, emotions can run high, and it can be difficult to make decisions. That’s why it’s a good idea to understand your options, including alternatives to hospice and end of life palliative care at home, before you need them. Many times, ... Continue Reading
  • Active Dying: What to Expect Death is rarely predictable. Sometimes a person’s health declines gradually; sometimes it can happen in the blink of an eye. By learning the signs of active dying, you have a better chance of being there at the end, creating an opportunity for you to spend some final moments ... Continue Reading
  • Cremation Cost: Is Cremation Cheaper Than Burial? Dying is expensive. Traditional funerals have an average cost of about $7,000, and that might be just the beginning. Compared to 5 decades ago, Americans are now 10 times as likely to choose cremation for their burial services. The Natural Funeral Directors Association ... Continue Reading
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