Symptom Management

Brain Training Prevents Mental Fragility And Falling
Brain Training Prevents Mental Fragility And Falling
May 02, 2022

Some seniors can experience the mental difficulties of old age, like forgetfulness or poor attention span. Yet others somehow manage to remain mentally sharp, ...

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 ...

Utilize Comfort Foods Creatively During the Holidays
Utilize Comfort Foods Creatively During the Holidays
November 09, 2021

As the holidays approach, fond memories surrounding traditions often resurface for our patients and families. Many of these traditions likely involve foods ...

Learning How to Meet Patient Needs Through Trauma-Informed Care
Learning How to Meet Patient Needs Through Trauma-Informed Care
September 11, 2021

We need to understand our patients’ pasts so we can address their triggers.   Trauma-informed care (TIC) is a hot topic these days, and the coronavirus ...

PharmSmart: Spasms vs Spasticity
PharmSmart: Spasms vs Spasticity
September 08, 2021

If I don’t learn the difference, I’m going to spazz! “My patient has a spasm… or is it spasticity? What’s the difference?!” Despite their similarly sounding ...

When Treatment Needs to be More Than Pharmacy, Music Therapy is There
When Treatment Needs to be More Than Pharmacy, Music Therapy is There
July 29, 2021

As recent events at the Tokyo Summer Olympics tell us, wellbeing and health aren’t just physical. As we enter our 18th month of the pandemic, Americans are ...

PharmSmart: Two thousand and two, two thousand and three . . . Why can’t I sleep?
PharmSmart: Two thousand and two, two thousand and three . . . Why can’t I sleep?
June 18, 2021

Sleep disorders are very common in society today - including patients receiving hospice care. Pain, anxiety, and depression are frequently present along with ...

Namaste Care Techniques Soothe and Calm
Namaste Care Techniques Soothe and Calm
June 03, 2021

  Sensory activities help us respect the personhood of aging patients. Holistic care is a term we hear frequently, as recognition grows around the importance ...

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