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Feb 23, 2018

Hospice provides 4 different levels of care for patients.

1. Routine Home Care, or hospice at home
2. General Inpatient, or GIP.
3. Continuous Care, or Crisis Care. 
4. Respite Care.

In this 5 for Friday, Helen & Jerry discuss the services that are provided for patients who receive Routine Home Care.  

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Feb 16, 2018

Our mission at The Heart of Hospice is to educate about hospice, and enhance the end of life journey for hospice patients, and their families and caregivers.  To help our listeners learn more about hospice, we're providing short, but detailed episodes regarding the various aspects of the hospice experience.  

In this...

Feb 9, 2018

At the Heart of Hospice we're always looking for great resources that help educate and encourage.  One of the best websites for end of life education is  BK Books is the website of Barbara Karnes, RN.  Barbara has written many books, including the classic end of life guide, Gone From My Sight.  

Not only...

Feb 2, 2018

There are many excellent books that have been written about end of life, but there are few written by a doctor about his own death.  When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi, is an extraordinary description of the end of life journey of a gifted neurosurgeon.  

We highly recommend this book to end of life caregivers to...

Feb 1, 2018

Tom Batiuk is the creative mind behind the comic strip "Funky Winkerbean."  Tom began drawing Funky over 45 years ago when he was still a middle school teacher in Ohio.  Funky Winkerbean is published in over 400 newspapers across the U.S.  

Helen & Jerry had the opportunity to talk with Tom recently about how humor can...