Hospice

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 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 13, 2020

A Team of Your Own: Personalized Help Navigating End-of-life Concerns

By Deanna Thompson When patients are diagnosed with a terminal illness, they often feel lost and unsure of the road ahead. “The most important person of all is the patient,” said Jeffrey Tait, MD, the hospice and palliative care physician at CarePartners Hospice in McDowell County. “They are so individual in their needs, there is […]

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October 5, 2018

Living with Dignity to the End

CarePartners Hospice social workers support patients and their families when they need it most Compassion. There’s no better way to describe how social workers with CarePartners Hospice operate. Whether they’re helping a patient transition from home care to assisted living or aiding a family in making final arrangements, they do it with kindness and empathy. […]

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September 27, 2018

A Parent’s Guide to Talking to Your Kids about Death

By the Mission Hospital Child Life Team Talking with anyone about death and the loss of a loved one is challenging – especially with the little ones. You might not realize how that conversation would go until it’s happening and you find yourself asking, “How do I tell my child?” While they may not fully […]

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September 27, 2017

Compassion in Action – Hospice Care Enhances End-of-Life Experience for Franklin Couple

Barbara Roberts’ lovely Franklin home is replete with charm, exemplified especially by a cheery sunroom bursting with orchids in various stages of growth. Her domestic environment, however, belies the stress she endured for several years recently. In 2010, Barbara became the caretaker for her husband of 31 years, Tom, after a sudden accident. The former […]

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