What You Need to Know about Hospice Care

What You Need to Know about Hospice Care By Bruce Dalglish of Philadelphia Hospice care is a combination of medical services along with emotional and spiritual support provided for people who are in the last stages of a terminal illness. Besides helping patients during their final days, hospice care provides practical and emotional assistance to…

What You Need to Know about Palliative Care

What You Need to Know about Palliative Care By Bruce Dalglish of Philadelphia Palliative care is a type of healthcare that specializes in pain and symptom management. The goal of palliative care is to improve the quality of life for patients with serious illnesses. This is usually accomplished through an extensive cooperation of healthcare professionals…

The Importance of Bereavement Counseling in Hospice Care

The Importance of Bereavement Counseling in Hospice Care  By Bruce Dalglish of Philadelphia  When most people think about hospice care, they think of terminally ill patients receiving care during the last months of their lives. But what most people forget is that hospice care also provides essential support for the families of those patients. Losing…

Toolkit for Transitioning from Hospital to Hospice

Toolkit for Transitioning from Hospital to Hospice By Bruce Dalglish of Philadelphia Helping a patient transition from the hospital to hospice requires detailed coordination between various people and organizations including hospital staff, the patient’s physician, the patient, and family. To help reduce stress and any fears that the patient and/or family may be feeling, here’s…