CarePartners

May 19, 2021

HCA Healthcare & Mission Health Fueling Care

(Transcript) [CRAIG MACE Operational Supervisor, Regional Transport] Given the situation with the pipeline. We had a need, a critical need for gasoline and diesel fuel due to the shortage in the gas stations here in western North Carolina to be able to perform our operation of caring for and transporting patients. [BRIAN LEDERBRAND, Bulk Fuel […]

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March 1, 2021

On the Path of Recovery from COVID-19 and Other Illnesses

Did you know that COVID-19 symptoms can sometimes persist for months? “The virus can affect the function of the lungs, heart and brain, which increases risk of long-term health problems,” said Mike Heilig, Physical Therapist and Program Director of CarePartners Outpatient Services. “Muscle weakness and fatigue are among the most common long-term symptoms. Swallowing or […]

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February 11, 2021

6 Things You May Not Know about Hospice Care

By Aditi Sethi-Brown, MD Here are six facts about hospice care you need to know: 1. Hospice care is not just for the terminally ill. In fact, hospice services can help manage care of a loved one with advanced chronic health problems who remains at home. 2. Seeking out hospice care is neither “giving up” […]

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February 11, 2021

Choosing Hospice Early Can Improve the Quality of Life for Most People

By Aditi Sethi-Brown, MD When hospice is offered to individuals, a common response is “I am not ready for that” or “It’s not time for hospice, yet.” This often is a barrier to the best quality of life available for many people when they are diagnosed with a terminal illness.  A few thoughts to consider […]

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February 11, 2021

3 Reasons to Think about Hospice Early (Rather than Later)

By Aditi Sethi-Brown, MD The decision to choose hospice care is never an easy one. But for those facing a terminal illness — and for their families and loved ones — thinking about hospice earlier can be beneficial. 1. Making Life Meaningful Talking about death in our culture is taboo. The conversation about death and […]

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February 10, 2021

What Is a Hospice Social Worker? Four Ways They Make Things Easier in Difficult Times

By Kristie Reisig A hospice social worker wears many hats. They have a role of far-reaching impact, drastically improving the lives of patients and family members. They also have a role of such diverse responsibility and detail, that many may be unclear as to what exactly a hospice social worker does. Here are just some […]

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January 19, 2021

6 Hospice Myths Debunked – Hospice Specialist Explains the Facts

By Aditi Sethi-Brown, MD Hospice providers specialize in caring for individuals with a life-limiting illness and supporting them to receive the best possible end-of-life care. There can be a lot of fear and uncertainty around receiving hospice care. Here are six hospice myths dispelled. Myth 1: When someone starts hospice they are going to die […]

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May 15, 2020

Committed to Caring: CarePartners Home Health Services during COVID-19

By Robert A. Poarch For the Home Health team at Mission Health’s CarePartners, COVID-19 hasn’t meant slowing down. “A lot more people are considered homebound now because it’s not safe for them to be out. Many may be at high risk, or their doctor recommends that they stay home at this particular point in time,” […]

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May 14, 2020

CarePartners Hospice Nurse Featured in HCA Today

The following story appeared in HCA Today on May 12, 2020 Nurses Week 2020: Celebrating Heroes of the Pandemic This past week, in the midst of a global pandemic, we’ve paused to celebrate Nurses Week 2020 and the 98,000 nurses across the HCA Healthcare enterprise. While the last several weeks have challenged all of us, […]

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February 28, 2020

Supplements for Seniors: Vitamins D and B12 Are Essential as We Age (Video)

By Trisha McBride Ferguson Mornings start the same for many older adults: coffee or juice, breakfast, and then the process of taking the day’s medicines and vitamins. Yet according to Chris Patterson, MD, CMD, Medical Director of CarePartners Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), many seniors are missing adequate amounts of two critical […]

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