Caregivers

Stuck in the middle with you

Five tips to help the “sandwich generation” thrive by Mary Finn, Development Coordinator Are you one of the tens of millions of Americans who make up the “sandwich generation”? You may not realize it, but if you’re caring for aging relatives while also supporting...

Changes to Medicare in 2016: advance care planning & more

by Kim Magness, Billing AdministratorEvery year the Medicare program evolves and the subsequent changes affect millions of Medicare beneficiaries. This year, Medicare has adjusted its benefits to cover advance care planning for patients that want to discuss...

Five myths about being “on hospice”

1. “Once hospice is involved, it’s all over. Hospice only focuses on death.”A. Hospice focuses on living life to the fullest. This means different things for different people so hospice teams try to find out what that means for each individual patient and place their...

How to successfully turn a patient in bed

From the diary of an in-home hospice nurse...Patients who are bedbound should be turned every two hours. This keeps blood flowing to their skin, prevents bedsores and will absolutely keep them more comfortable over the course of the day (and night). I’ve attended to...