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Category: Hospice

‘Palliative Care’ — The Patient’s Magic Word

When adults teach children about manners, they might remind them to say ‘please’ by prompting, ‘What’s the magic word?’ This is our introduction to ‘please’ — as the gateway to getting anything we want, whenever we want it. But by the time…

Acknowledging All Who Serve Our Country to Defend Our Freedoms as Americans

What a privilege it is each year to celebrate Memorial Day and acknowledge all who serve our country to defend our freedoms as Americans. Special thanks to the many active duty and Veteran members of the Residential Home Health and Residential Hospice…

Pet Therapy for In-Home Hospice Patients

Florence Nightingale once wrote that a small pet is ‘an excellent companion for the sick, for long chronic cases especially.’ The emerging field of pet therapy aims to capitalize on this positivity, enhancing recovery and promoting well-being. Patricia Petroulias, Residential Hospice’s…

Navigating Tough Transitions with Personalized Care

Providing patient-driven care means that our clinical team works with your doctor to provide a plan of care unique to you. Having a clinical team on your side that truly listens to your goals and wishes and works to accommodate you can…

For Care with Consistency and Comfort, There’s No Place like Home

National Home Care and Hospice Month The National Association for Home Care & Hospice celebrates November as Home Care and Hospice Month. The theme for 2015 is ‘Home Care and Hospice Deliver Freedom’ — that is, the independence to remain living at…

HealthNews Round-Up: Building a Better Place Setting for Dementia

Engineering Easier Eating and Drinking for Cognitive Decline Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia affect more than thinking and memory; as cognitive decline progresses, patients may struggle to eat and drink. Both the visual recognition of food and the motor skills…

A Bestselling Surgeon’s Striking Vantage on Aging and Care Priorities

Book of the Month: September 2015 Dr. Atul Gawande has brought his insights as a surgeon, public health researcher, and professor of medicine to the literary world for many years. He has been recognized for his bestselling books and contributions to the…

Health News Round-Up: Cardiac Health Gains and Heart Attack Response

The Latest in Heart Health and Treatment Thanks to advances in comprehension and communication, emergency treatments for heart attacks are becoming ever faster and more effective. In the case of a heart attack, a speedy response can be lifesaving. This is why…

To Have and to Hold On: Caregiver’s Memoir of Keeping Husband at Home

Book of the Month: June 2015 The majority of Americans say they would prefer to die at home, but honoring this request can be difficult. Some progressive diseases require extraordinary amounts of hands-on care, which may grow to be more than a…

Music Therapy Matters: a Residential Hospice MT Goes to Lansing

At Residential Hospice and Residential Home Health, we’re tremendously proud of the staff and clinicians who give their all to deliver extraordinary patient care. Yet while we’re thrilled to make an impact on our patients each day, occasionally we learn of some…

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