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 […]
–Long-time Gaston Hospice volunteer Kitty Johnson spends time with a patient at Robin Johnson House.
Gaston Hospice was established to make the hospice concept of care available to
everyone in our community. Since 1981, we have helped thousands of terminally
ill patients improve their quality of life in their final months, weeks and days in a
comfortable, caring setting.
At Gaston Hospice, we believe that everyone has lived a life worth celebrating; a life
filled with joy and tears, triumphs and disappointments, friends, family and loved ones.
We believe that no life story is complete until […]
Carolina Governors sign proclamations in support of advance care planning during National Healthcare Decisions Day’s 10th Year Initiative
NC Governor’s Proclamation
SC Governor’s Proclamation
All week long, a chance to think about, talk about, do something about what matters most to you in life. And how you and can help ensure that what matters is carried out through the end of your life.
For more information, tools and resources about this process, referred to in medical and legal arenas as Advance Care Planning, go to this link.
The Friday Center, Chapel Hill, NC: March 29, 2017
“Innovations in Hospital & Community Partnerships”
Keynote Physician, Timothy Ihrig, M.D., Palliative Care Physician
A full day of Clinical & Administrative Tracks
Adult & Pediatric Palliative Care Experts
Click here to download the full brochure and register online […]