April 14, 2023

Name Your Healthcare Agent

Imagine this scenario: You or someone you love has a car accident. The doctors are ready to provide treatment and have a couple of different options; they need someone who can authorize the medical care. But the person who needs care is not conscious. Who would make the medical decision? National Healthcare Decisions Day is... Read More
January 14, 2022

How Music Can Help Someone Receiving Palliative Care

Humans respond to music and other sounds through our emotions and intellect alike, so it isn’t surprising that music can impact a person’s sense of well-being and function. Researchers have observed demonstrable changes in the brain when a person is listening to music. Here are some of the benefits music brings as part of palliative... Read More
November 14, 2018

Improving Patients’ Quality of Life Through Hospice and Palliative Care

  November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, which exists to raise awareness of hospice and palliative care and the needs of those living with pain and life-limiting illnesses. Many people are reluctant to enlist the services of hospice or palliative care, because they see it as “giving up.” In truth, hospice/palliative care is... Read More