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Hospice Care Tools and Resources – HalcyonCares.org

At Halcyon Hospice, we’re committed to our patients and their families. It’s with this in mind, that we’ve built and launched HalcyonCares.org – a free in-depth resource guide on end-of-life care. Our clinical team developed this with patients and caregivers in mind, so it’s filled [...]

By | 2017-05-20T19:23:11+00:00 July 12th, 2016|Blog, Hospice Resources|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

Frontline Explores What Matters Most in the End [VIDEO]

Atul Gawande MD, MPH What matters most in the end? Chances are the answer looks somewhat different for everyone. In our experience, people simply want to know that they've lived a good life and that they will die pain-free in the place they call [...]

By | 2017-05-20T19:23:11+00:00 May 19th, 2015|Blog, Hospice Resources|0 Comments

How to Start End-of-Life Conversations during the Holidays

For many families, the Christmas and Hanukkah holidays are the one time of year when everyone is together. If your family has a loved one who is living with a life-limiting illness or a senior whose health is declining, spending time together takes on even [...]

By | 2017-05-20T19:23:11+00:00 December 22nd, 2014|Blog, Hospice Resources|0 Comments

Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease?

Caring for a family member or loved one with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia isn't easy. Alzheimer's disease is often referred to as "the long goodbye." The journey it forces families to take is physically and emotionally demanding in ways different than any other type [...]

By | 2017-05-20T19:23:11+00:00 December 10th, 2014|Blog, Hospice Resources|0 Comments

Caring for the Caregiver: Online Tools to Coordinate Support

When a friend or family member is caring for someone they love who has a life-limiting illness, most of us feel helpless as to what we can do to support them. Technology has made it easier to help. There are a growing number of online [...]

By | 2017-05-20T19:23:13+00:00 January 27th, 2014|Blog, Hospice Resources|0 Comments

4 Things to Ask Every Terminally Ill Person [VIDEO]

"These are hard conversations..." Talking with terminally ill patients about their situations is hard. Every person is unique, and each situation is different. Dr. Atul Gawande, surgeon and The New Yorker contributor, discovered four questions every doctor should ask a terminally ill patient to help with this [...]

By | 2017-05-20T19:23:14+00:00 November 15th, 2013|Blog, Hospice Resources|0 Comments

Creating Moments of Joy for those with Dementia

Have you ever met a person who was so incredibly practical that it seemed they missed out on getting any emotions when they were born? And on the flip side, have you ever met someone who was so emotional that they lacked all common sense? We usually [...]

By | 2017-05-20T19:23:14+00:00 November 5th, 2013|Blog, Hospice Resources|0 Comments

Learning to Speak Alzheimer’s: A Review

It only took 10 years for me to find it, but I am so glad I did! In 2003, Joanne Koenig Coste’s amazing book, Learning to Speak Alzheimer’s was published for the first time. And though some books get sorely outdated in a decade’s time, this [...]

By | 2017-05-20T19:23:14+00:00 September 3rd, 2013|Blog, Hospice Resources|0 Comments