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Feb 22, 2019

The purpose of "pleasure feedings" is just what the name implies, for pleasure, or comfort. The goal of hospice is to help make the patient as comfortable as possible, and that includes helping them enjoy every aspect of life, including food.  

Pleasure feedings are often used when a person's appetite decreases, or they...

Feb 15, 2019

One of the enduring myths about hospice is that a patient’s medications are discontinued when they’re admitted to hospice. We’re talking about medication management on this episode, and exploring the reasons why this myth has endured.

One of the most important goals of care for a hospice patient is symptom...

Feb 8, 2019

In the latest survey (2016), almost 42% of hospice patients were receiving hospice care in a long-term care facility. In today’s episode you can learn how the hospice agency and the long term care facility coordinate care for a hospice patient.

98% of hospice patients receive hospice care while living at home, but...

Feb 1, 2019

Barbara Karnes was one of our first guests on the podcast, and she returns as our very first guest to have a second interview. Barbara Karnes is a hospice pioneer who wrote “the little blue book” called, Gone From My Sight. In this episode she shares how a referral to hospice can be a win/win. We also talk about her...