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March 27, 2016 Hospice

Hospice End of Life Stages

There are two developments at work during the final stage of the dying process. Physically the body systems begin to shut down. Emotionally and mentally the dying person’s spirit begins the process of being released from the body. Death occurs when both the physical and spiritual processes are complete. Following you’ll find the physical and emotional/spiritual signs of death.

March 24, 2016 Hospice

What Do Hospice Services Entail?

Facing that a loved one may have Alzheimer’s is something none of us wants to deal with, or consider, but it is important that the disease be recognized as soon as possible so that the best care can be provided for the affected person. Granny Nannies Dallas offers the aid of professionals who specialize in Alzheimer’s care and are qualified to support Alzheimer patients and improve quality of life.

March 14, 2016 Hospice

What and Who is Hospice For?

Death is an inevitable part of life but many people are hesitant to discuss end of life issues. A recent report by the Pew Research Center found that 27% of adults have not given much thought to end of life medical treatment preferences. Hospice is a specialized type of medical care which focuses on improving and maintaining the quality of life for those who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness. A holistic approach of treatment is used to achieve these goals. Physical, emotional, spiritual and social aspects of the patient are addressed during the course of care. A medical doctor makes a determination that a patient likely has six months or less to live as criteria for hospice services.