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Wednesday March 27th, 2013

What to do if your loved one is depressed

Depression in older adults is very common. It is also very treatable. If you suspect depression, the first step is to have your relative talk with a medical professional. He or she can check for other health conditions. You want to get an exact diagnosis. Studies show that 60% to 80% of older adults who receive appropriate treatment for depression do feel better. Antidepressant medication is the most common approach. Things to know about antidepressants:
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Friday March 15th, 2013

Clinical Job Fair On March 25, 2013

We are searching for compassionate and caring people to become a part of the Hospice & Palliative CareCenter team. *Clinical Job Fair* RN, LPN, and NA Positions Available Date:  March 25, 2013 Location:  Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home Multi-Purpose Room101 Hospice LaneWinston-Salem, NC  27103 7:00am – 9:00am12:00pm – 2:00pm4:00pm – 6:00pm
Friday March 15th, 2013

Spring Circular 2013

The Spring 2013 Circular Issue contains: Hospice Hope Run, 180 Days, A Message from the CEO, What is Hospice Care Really All About, 5 Things People Hope For at End-of-Life, Good Friends Doing Good, Hospice Hope Run, Volunteers Thank You, Conversations Now or Crisis Later, Creating a Legacy of Hope, The New Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House, From Our Mail Bag, and much more. Click here to read the Spring 2013 Circular.
hospice winston-salem
Wednesday March 13th, 2013

Getting paid to care for Mom or Dad

Many families choose to have a family member care for an aging parent. It seems like the "natural" thing to do. But all too often, unspoken assumptions lead to family conflict. For instance, when is caring done "for love"? At what point should a family member get paid for their time? What if they have to cut back on income-earning activities in order to help? A good solution is to prepare a written "caregiver agreement" before the first dollar is paid.
hospice winston-salem
Wednesday March 6th, 2013

What is a hospitalist?

Hospitals have changed a lot in recent years. At the bedside, there is a new doctor in charge: the "hospitalist." Hospitalists specialize in the care of patients in the hospital. They are experts in handling serious illness. Unlike a community doctor, hospitalists are part of the hospital's staff. They can help your loved one recover faster and return home sooner because of their:
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Wednesday February 27th, 2013

When Depression Goes Untreated

As Bette Davis said, "Old age is no place for sissies." Aging often brings loss and change. Usually people can adjust. But sometimes the changes can be too much and trigger depression. (See last month's article about the signs of depression.) Left untreated, depression in older adults can lead to other serious problems.
Wednesday February 20th, 2013

Getting paid to care for Mom or Dad

Many families choose to have a family member care for an aging parent. It seems like the "natural" thing to do. But all too often, unspoken assumptions lead to family conflict. For instance, when is caring done "for love"? At what point should a family member get paid for their time? What if they have to cut back on income-earning activities in order to help? A good solution is to prepare a written "caregiver agreement" before the first dollar is paid.
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Wednesday February 13th, 2013

Shifting focus in a tough situation

For most family caregivers, frustration and guilt are common, as is anxiety. These feelings are normal and reasonable under the circumstances. And it’s not realistic to eliminate negative emotions. Caring for an ailing family member IS emotionally taxing, especially in the case of memory loss. But you can avoid amplifying a downer mood. According to stress and coping research, you can reduce your distress by concentrating on the present moment, the here and now.
Friday February 8th, 2013

180 Days. Compassionate Care. They Deserve It!

180 DAYS. Six months. That’s the number of days we wish our patients and their families could benefit from our care. Unfortunately, most patients and families who experience hospice care wish they had called sooner. In fact, nearly eight out of 10 families express this sentiment. That’s the bad news. The good news is that once patients and families do connect with hospice, they immediately feel the burdens ease physically, emotionally, and often, financially.