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Ways to Indulge a Caregiver This Holiday Season

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by Beverly Nelson
Caregivers work professionally or domestically to provide physical and emotional support for those in need. A caregiver can be a parent, a child, a relative or someone who is close to the person who needs care. However, caregivers are often associated with seniors who lack the mental or physical capacity to live independently.
As the holiday season approaches, and we go about our yearly Christmas shopping habits, it’s important to keep these citizens in mind. Since caregiving can be very stressful, providing a gift that will alleviate anxiety, while improving emotional and physical self-care will […]

Caregiver Duties are Broader Than You Might Think

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by Sally Collins, freelance writer

As more people are living longer – around one-in every seven US citizens is 65 or over – there is greater knowledge and understanding about the kind of care and support people might require as they age. While there’s no question that many seniors need help, tailoring a care package or list of duties can be a daunting task. Although the type of care older people require can vary widely, the typical basic care requirements for many seniors are actually quite similar. This might include:

Help with housework
Assisting, or doing grocery shopping […]

Everyday Heroes

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Everyday Heroes

In light of November’s Hospice and Palliative Care month, we will be sharing thoughts about the impact of the work that hospice teams do 365 days a year, 24/7.

As a 2-state association for the Carolinas, we need not look very far to understand the dedication of hospice staff every day. Hurricane Matthew affected the Carolinas for weeks after the storm left our states. Flash flooding, storm surge and catastrophic cresting of rivers no doubt affected the individuals and families you serve and the safety of your teams. More importantly, natural disasters […]

What is “hospice” really?

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by Patti Moore, The Watershed Group
Patti.Moore@TheWatershedGroup.com

Is hospice a commodity? Is it a payment system for the dying? Is it only for the final days of life? Is it only about giving morphine until a patient is no longer in pain?

Last week I attended the National Summit of the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) in Washington DC. The speakers were Congressmen and Senators, health care leaders and insurers, pastors, and seriously ill people, and the Acting Administrator of Medicare/Medicaid and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; all people interested in making the […]