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Mourning before death

January 3, 2018  |  Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News
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Families may be grieving how cognition or illness have diminished the capacity of a loved one, stirring up emotions that aren’t usually acknowledged until after death. Caregivers have an opportunity to ease the anticipatory loss or long goodbye to help...

End-of-life wishes by video

December 6, 2017  |  Judith Graham, KHN
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More physicians are warming to the idea of video-recorded advance care wishes. Does your facility offer this ability to residents?

Volunteer hospice offers rural community end-of-life care for 40+ years

November 21, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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Since 1978, a volunteer hospice has offered end-of-life care for a remote Pacific Northwest city. The unlicensed and unregulated hospice operates on an annual budget of less than $400,000 and cares for 300 people each year.

Refusing to be spoon-fed

November 21, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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A Washington state agency has drafted guidelines for people with dementia who don’t want to receive oral foods or fluids. 

End-of-life planning—for caregivers

November 17, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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A new report finds fewer than half of surveyed hospice workers have advance directives. 

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