As a Hospice and Palliative care agency we would like to explain the difference between both to all of our families. Palliative care is a resource available for anyone with a serious or life-limiting illness. The main goals of palliative care are to relieve the pain and suffering and discomfort associated with an illness and […]
Valentine’s Day can hurt. For some it’s bitter, not sweet. Just another day to stagger through the fog of loss. While many people are showered with objects of love, Jeffrey Jones, a chaplain at Hospice and HomeCare of Reno County, is looking out for those who are grieving a loss. Typically, Thanksgiving and Christmas are […]
The health care professionals entering my sister’s hospital room, or answering my questions in the corridor, had perfected a polite method of ascertaining whether I was entitled to information about her condition. Nobody demanded, “Who the heck are you, and will I get canned for a HIPAA violation if I talk to you?” Nurses and […]
Faith and Hope Hospice Care will be doing a Christmas toy drive for the children at City of Hope Pediatrics department. Please consider to be part of this memorable event by contributing any of the items on the wish list. As we all know during Christmas season the children are expecting to receive gifts from […]
A heart warming article on how one of our patients spreads comfort through personal therapy.
With all the recent shocking changes in the U.S. health care system ranging from medical coding, billing, to the way insurance companies carry out business, it is important to take a minute and think carefully how lucky we are. Healthcare professionals are a highly prized commodity in the states as well as in any other […]
The risky choice of choosing to go through chemotherapy at a later age is a very troubling decision. Many elderly who suffer from colorectal cancer fear the risk of shortening their chance to live by actually opting out of treatment which only does worse. A recent clinical trial in older “frail” patients suffering from advanced […]