hospice winston-salem
Wednesday August 21st, 2013

"I can't get Dad to budge!"

Has your loved one ever flatly rejected your perfectly sensible solution to their problem? Though your idea may seem like the obvious route to take, it’s not so simple when you’re caring for an older adult. Your loved one has had a lifetime of making his or her own choices. If a decision must be made, start with one simple principle: Take your eye off the goal. Focus on the process instead. We all want to be treated like people rather than like a project in need of completion.
hospice healing build winston-salem
Wednesday August 7th, 2013

Hospice Healing Build: Using Grief to Help Others

The death of a loved one and the grief that comes with it often destroys dreams—dreams of what could have been, dreams of what should have been.  Grief often destroys hope, as well.  The Hospice Healing Build, a new and meaningful partnership between two local non-profit organizations, Habitat for Humanity and Hospice & Palliative CareCenter, seeks to help bereaved members of our community rebuild hope by providing active and meaningful ways to process grief.  “We tend to think of grief as only an emotional experience
kate b reynolds
Wednesday July 31st, 2013

Early detection of memory problems

Once a year, encourage your relative to see the doctor for an “Annual Wellness Visit.” The purpose of this free exam is to catch emerging health problems early on. Identifying changes in thinking or memory is a primary reason for the visit. If the doctor detects problems, your relative will receive further tests. Screening for memory loss is invaluable. It can help
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Wednesday July 24th, 2013

Dealing with extreme heat

Make sure your loved one is ready to “take the heat” this summer. Older bodies are less able to cope with excessive heat, so it’s important to ensure safeguards are in place. Check in with your relative’s doctor. Certain chronic conditions and medications increase an older adult’s risk of heat stroke. Get advice on optimal fluid intake and medication management for times of extreme heat.
hospice winston salem
Wednesday July 10th, 2013

Important Decisions: Financial and Health Care Planning

Death and dying are not topics we talk about easily in our culture. As a general rule, in fact, we avoid them, almost as if to talk about them would bring on a premature demise. As a result, many families are unaware of their loved one's wishes at the end of life and are faced with making difficult decisions. This can lead to family discord and can make a trying situation even harder than it already is.
hospice winston-salem
Wednesday July 3rd, 2013

When your relative has money questions

Is Dad asking if he should sell the house now that Mom is gone? Or perhaps Aunt Mary is anxious about her savings running out. Even if you are good at managing your own money, helping a relative make financial decisions can bring a lot of pressure. Consider hiring a professional advisor. Ask your friends for the names of financial services specialists (financial planners or investment advisors) they would recommend. Interview several candidates, in person. Ask about
Friday June 28th, 2013

Summer Circular 2013

The Summer Circular 2013 contains: At Any Moment - It Could Be Otherwise, Caregivers Turned Carpenters, A Message from the CEO, The Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House opened doors, Support for the Annual Hope Run Grows Each Year, Betsy Millar - a True Pioneer, Lots of Conversation about Having the Conversation, A Good Pastor at the Hour of Death, Ellen Goodman Addresses the Importance of Starting "The Conversation," Hospice & Palliative CareCenter - Kate B.