Disease Progression

Understanding the Nutritional Needs of the Dying
Understanding the Nutritional Needs of the Dying
March 01, 2022

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates March as National Nutrition Month® and recognizes registered dietitians as medical nutrition therapy experts. ...

Team Approach to Nutrition
Team Approach to Nutrition
March 01, 2022

Your hospice care team is made of individuals who provide you with specialized care. While each team member has an area of expertise, we coordinate the care we ...

Understanding the Nutritional Needs of the Dying
Understanding the Nutritional Needs of the Dying
March 25, 2021

Your hospice partner can help you understand the intersection of diet and end-of-life care. In the U.S., we often think of nutrition and diet in the context of ...

What is the FAST Scale?
What is the FAST Scale?
March 03, 2021

Using this tool can help identify the stages of Alzheimer’s dementia in your patients or residents and how much help they may need  The Functional Assessment ...

The Patient is Dying But There Are Emotional Barriers to Hospice
The Patient is Dying But There Are Emotional Barriers to Hospice
February 28, 2021

Open Access is a program that can bridge the gap to end-of-life care If you work in a hospital, you’ve likely treated patients who have had ongoing chronic or ...

Better Care for Your Heart Failure Patients
Better Care for Your Heart Failure Patients
January 30, 2021

February is American Heart Month, and a time to understand what millions of Americans struggling with heart failure face. Some sobering statistics: Every year, ...

When is a patient with congestive heart failure ready for hospice?
When is a patient with congestive heart failure ready for hospice?
January 12, 2021

Heart failure patients can live with their conditions for years. When are these patients eligible for the support that hospice can provide? As the leading ...

The Sickest Patients Can Benefit from Hospice
The Sickest Patients Can Benefit from Hospice
January 11, 2021

When you have a dying patient with complex clinical needs who may be wary of hospice, you need an experienced partner you can trust to provide excellent care ...

PharmSmart: Catch me if you can! Management of DYSPNEA!
PharmSmart: Catch me if you can! Management of DYSPNEA!
November 30, 2020

“I can’t catch my breath!” How often do we hear this from a patient with an advanced illness? Dyspnea, defined as an uncomfortable abnormal awareness of ...

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