Terminal diagnosis is a term used to describe an illness that cannot be cured. This type of illness will not go away and there are no treatments available to make the disease go into remission. It usually means death is imminent, with most patients living for six months or less after diagnosis. It’s difficult to provide hope when there isn’t any available treatment or cure. The following article explores a few steps you can take to plan for the inevitable.
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Vantage Hospice Named 2021 Reader’s Choice Winner by Living Magazine
Living Magazine’s Annual Best of Reader’s Choice vote allows community members to recognize outstanding local businesses in various sectors, including hospitality, healthcare and more. This year Vantage Hospice won the title of reader’s choice winner in Katy and Fulshear Texas.
How technology can negatively affect senior’s mental health
There are many factors to consider when discussing how technology can negatively affect senior’s mental health- including depression and isolation.
How to Write an Appropriate Condolence Letter
If you’ve been tasked with writing a condolence letter to someone who has lost a loved one, you have an important job. It can be hard to know what exactly to say in these letters. This article will give you advice on how to write a condolence letter so that it brings comfort instead of sadness or anger.
Caring for Kids and Elderly Parents During Back-to-School Season
It’s the time of year when kids are headed back to school. It’s a time for excitement, anxiety, and some major post-summer blues. As your kids are gearing up to head back to the classroom, you may find yourself in the position of caring for both them and an elderly parent at the same time. It can be a tough balancing act but there are some things you can do to ensure that your loved ones don’t feel neglected or left out this back-to-school season.
Quality Over Quantity of Life – Goals of Hospice Care
Receiving a terminal illness diagnosis may completely derail life goals, not just for the patient but for the family as a whole. Hospice Care allows the patient and family to shift perspective and focus on a new set of goals revolving around the quality of life rather than quantity of life. These goals are outlined below.
Hospice Care and Air Travel
Air travel for hospice patients can be challenging and even life-threatening. However, it may be the only viable option for those who want to take one last vacation or trip to be with loved ones for their final days. If your loved one is requesting to fly, here’s what you need to consider.
All About Respite Care
Caregiving for your loved one can be gratifying. However, it can also be challenging, especially if you are juggling additional responsibilities such as child care or household financials. When you feel like you need a break, respite care is an amazing service to consider. Offered by many palliative care providers and dedicated respite care facilities, …
The Delta Variant: Here’s What You Need to Know
What is the Delta Variant? The Delta Variant, otherwise known as B.1.617.2, contains mutations on the spike protein that allow it to infect human cells more easily. It is more contagious than other COVID-19 variants and is now the dominant strain in the U.S. What are the Symptoms of the Delta Variant? Symptoms of the …
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When Your Loved One Has No Appetite: Tips for Caregivers
As a caregiver, it can be disheartening when your loved one refuses to eat or simply has no appetite. While it’s natural for appetite to diminish as end-of-life nears, it still doesn’t make it any less stressful or worrisome when our loved one doesn’t eat. While forcing food on your loved one is never advised, here are some tips that may help spark his appetite.