This week marks Nurses Week, and here at Vantage Hospice, we want to take a moment to recognize and honor the incredible nurses on our staff who work tirelessly to provide compassionate care to our patients.
September is “Healthy Aging Month.” It’s no secret that as we age, our bodies change. We might notice more wrinkles or gray hair, and the aches and pains of old age may start to creep in. Here are some focus areas for those who want to age healthily.
It is easy to feel overwhelmed when you have a terminally ill loved one. Family get-togethers can be especially difficult because it’s hard enough to deal with your own emotions, and even more challenging when you’re trying to put on a happy face for everyone else.
As we near the beginning of October, we’re encouraging you and your friends and family to take in a pet that will give the love and companionship elderly people often lack when left alone at this time of year.
It’s important for seniors to stay hydrated, but the very nature of dehydration can make it difficult. Seniors are more prone to dehydration because they may not be able to feel thirst or understand when they’re thirsty. Here are some tips on staying hydrated: Drink plenty of fluids throughout the day. Drink lots of water, …
Respite care is a service that provides a break for caregivers. It’s a time away from caring for your loved one, and it’s good for both the caregiver and the person being cared for.
Cremations are becoming more and more popular in the United States. This article looks at the benefits of cremation, how it differs from traditional burials, and why it may be a better option than traditional burial for some people. How does cremation work? Cremation is a process that turns a dead body, or any organic …
For many of us, the relationships we share with our family are some of the most important in our lives. As we age and get closer to death, those relationships can take on new meaning as we make preparations for our final days. But what does it mean when someone is terminally ill? How do you handle your
A loved one’s last days are never easy. But there are things we can do to make their final days as comfortable as possible. Here are 5 tips for making a loved one’s final days more comfortable:
A funeral is an expensive event, especially if you choose not to have your loved one cremated, so it is important that you start planning and saving early on.