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Dec 14, 2018

The majority (98%) of hospice care is provided at the patient's home, whether a private residence, assisted living, nursing home--wherever the patient calls home. In this episode we describe what services can be expected for the person who receives routine home care from hospice. 

Routine home care services can include...

Dec 7, 2018

There seems to be a lot of mystery and misunderstanding about how a person begins receiving hospice care. We demystify the hospice admission process in this episode so that patients and caregivers have a clear understanding of what's happening.  

  • Who can initiate the hospice referral?
  • Does it require a doctor's...

Dec 1, 2018

“Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens," said Maria von Trapp. In this month's full-length episode we replay our interview with music therapist Kati Wettstein, as she talks about the power of music to open hearts.

This was a favorite episode of many of our listeners, and we decided...

Nov 30, 2018

Laughter and humor can also have positive affects on your spirit. In this episode Helen & Jerry continue discussing the positive affects of humor for self care.  In previous episodes (115 & 116) we discussed the affects of humor on the mind and the body. 

This episode focuses on humor's affect on the spirit.

  • Lowers...

Nov 23, 2018

"Laughter is the best medicine," isn't just an old saying, it's truth. Studies have proven the benefits of laughter on the body. In this episode we focus on how laughter can be beneficial for your body. 

Here are just a few of the benefits of laughter for the body, 

  • Eases pain.  In a 1979 study, Norman Cousins...