hospice winston salem

Thursday August 10th, 2017

The caregiver-friendly car

If a new car is in your future—even just a new-to-you car—look for features that support your role as a family caregiver. For instance, extra room for carrying things can make your job a lot easier! More important, look for features that will protect your back as you help your loved one in and out of the car. Back injuries are painful and costly. They are the number one physical problem among family caregivers. Read more HERE.
hospice winston-salem
Wednesday February 26th, 2014

Family grief in the face of dementia

Grief is the expected response to a loved one’s death. We expect to mourn, and we receive comfort from others. But in the context of a dementia, such as Alzheimer's disease, the loss is not as clear cut. Your loved one is "here but not here." And you do not receive the same support or acknowledgment for the very real losses of
kate b reynolds
Wednesday September 18th, 2013

Avoiding surgery on the wrong body part

Surgical errors are alarmingly common. They can include the wrong procedure or the wrong person. Or surgery on the wrong body part, such as the left hip instead of the right! The government calls these errors "never events," because they shouldn't ever happen. The good news? Communication is the best prevention. You can play a well-defined role in ensuring your loved one doesn’t become the wrong kind of statistic! Use the following guide to support your relative on the day of surgery, in either an office or hospital setting.