Wednesday May 2nd, 2012

What does "generic" really mean?

This year many popular brand-name drugs will become available in generic form. Are they as good? The Food and Drug Administration approves both brand-name and generic drugs. The two medicines are identical in active ingredient(s), strength, quality, safety, and how they work; required lab testing to prove they are absorbed 80% - 125% as well as the original (the average tends to be 96% - 104%); manufacturing standards that ensure consistency and purity. Brand-name and generic drugs are different in
Tuesday April 24th, 2012

Hospice & Palliative CareCenter Mobile App Now Available On Android

Hospice & Palliative CareCenter's popular mobile app, Hospice Connect is now available for Android devices. Hospice & Palliative CareCenter is proud to be one of the first 3 Hospice organizations in the world to launch a mobile application! Hospice Connect is your always-available, on-the-go resource to what's happening at Hospice & Palliative CareCenter.
Monday April 16th, 2012

Hospice & Palliative CareCenter to Promote National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16

Hospice & Palliative CareCenter, along with other national, state and community organizations, is leading an effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making - an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of April 16 as National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD).
Sunday April 15th, 2012

If you are selected to be "power of attorney for health care"

National Healthcare Decisions Day, April 16, encourages all adults to complete an advance directive. This document names a "power of attorney for health care," sometimes called a "proxy." The proxy is authorized to make medical decisions should a patient become unable to speak or think independently. Being chosen to act as someone's health care proxy is a role of honor and responsibility. If your relative has selected you, consider these tips. Prepare for the role 
Thursday March 22nd, 2012

Dealing with criticism

Receiving criticism is never a pleasant experience. Whether it is a sibling griping about how you care for a relative or complaints from the person you are caring for, you may feel suddenly flooded with difficult emotions. Perhaps anger, shame, or confusion. We can't stop others from giving criticism. But we can become wiser about how to deal with it. Try these tips:
Tuesday March 13th, 2012

Hospice & Palliative CareCenter Announces 2012 Board Members

For nearly two years prior to the official incorporation of Hospice & Palliative CareCenter in 1979, the organization has been surrounded by dedicated community leaders who share a passion for the mission.Today, Brian Payne, President and CEO gratefully acknowledges the many contributions of both the Governing Board of Directors and The Hospice Foundation Board of Directors. “In my seven months with this organization, I’ve been in awe of the level of commitment from our stellar board members. We are enriched and made better by their efforts and guidance,” shared Payne.