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COPD and Hospice: End-of-Life-Care for Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

  COPD and Hospice COPD and hospice are compatible at end-of-life. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the only major chronic disease that is increasing in prevalence and mortality. It is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Despite the hospice care needs of individuals [...]

By | 2017-05-20T19:23:11+00:00 September 1st, 2016|Blog, Hospice Care|0 Comments

Keeping our Hospice Patients Connected and Protected

With fulfilling our purpose of helping people always top of mind, Halcyon Hospice is now offering the new and improved Philips Lifeline medical alert service. This technology-advanced alert service provides qualified patients fast access to help 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The [...]

By | 2017-05-20T19:23:11+00:00 August 3rd, 2016|Blog, Hospice Care|0 Comments

Alzheimer’s Disease: Five Signs That Your Loved One May Be Ready for Hospice Care

The goal of our hospice program is to help our patients live comfortably when a cure is no longer possible. When time matters most, our team of specially trained clinicians and caregivers deliver expert medical care, pain management and emotional and spiritual support tailored to [...]

By | 2017-05-20T19:23:11+00:00 June 22nd, 2016|Blog, Hospice Care, Hospice Resources|0 Comments

What Hospice is all about…

As a blogger for our company I often find myself desperately searching for valuable interesting information our readers want to hear about related to hospice. I've written about the benefits of hospice, about how one qualifies for hospice, about the various diseases of hospice, etc. It can be challenging at times to describe [...]

By | 2017-05-20T19:23:11+00:00 March 30th, 2015|Blog, Hospice Care|0 Comments

The Benefits of Hospice for Nursing Homes and ALFs

We now know studies indicate that nursing home residents enrolled in hospice are less likely to be hospitalized in their final month of life than those not enrolled in hospice. But what are some of the other benefits of working with hospice? Integrating hospice care into [...]

By | 2017-05-20T19:23:11+00:00 February 6th, 2015|Blog, Hospice Care|0 Comments

Hospice Reduces Hospitalizations for Nursing Home Residents

It’s no surprise that nursing home residents with complex illnesses make frequent trips to the emergency room and experience repeated hospitalizations. Often times, nursing homes struggle to provide the specialized support needed when dealing with advanced illness. Studies show that nursing home residents enrolled in [...]

By | 2017-05-20T19:23:11+00:00 January 26th, 2015|Blog, Hospice Care|0 Comments

Serving Veterans Who Have Served Us

Estimates are that one of every four Americans who die is a veteran. According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, that adds up to 1,800 veterans every day and more than 680,000 each year. Of the nearly 23 million living veterans, nearly half [...]

By | 2017-05-20T19:23:12+00:00 November 11th, 2014|Blog, Hospice Care|0 Comments

Halcyon Hospice Answers Frequently Asked Questions about Services

There are many myths and misconceptions about hospice care. The lack of understanding can create a barrier that prevents people who need and qualify for the benefit from actually receiving hospice care. We thought it would be helpful if we answered some of the most [...]

By | 2017-05-20T19:23:13+00:00 October 17th, 2014|Blog, Hospice Care|0 Comments

4 Food Choices That Help Fight Caregiver Fatigue

When you are a caregiver for a loved one who has a serious illness, fatigue may be a constant battle. The emotional and physical demands of caregiving at end-of-life are exhausting. Caregivers often try to make up for too little rest and too much stress by [...]

By | 2017-05-20T19:23:13+00:00 August 15th, 2014|Blog, Hospice Care|0 Comments

Hospice Can Help Prevent Unnecessary Hospital Readmissions

When asked, the majority of people will say that if given a choice they would prefer to die at home and not in a hospital setting. Avoiding unnecessary trips to the emergency department is key to supporting that wish and helping patients and their families [...]

By | 2017-05-20T19:23:13+00:00 August 4th, 2014|Blog, Hospice Care|1 Comment