Understanding palliative and hospice care

Palliative and hospice care share many similarities. Both offer patients a change or supplement to traditional care options by attempting to combine counseling, symptom management and even equipment needs under one umbrella.  Both approaches are directed at patients suffering from chronic conditions such as cancer or heart disease.  Both attempt to provide patients with a…

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Ancillary services at senior communities extend beyond home health to incorporate financial, dental and pharmacy services

For some time now, senior living providers of all types have focused on providing community programs outside the walls of their facilities as a method to boost their bottom lines and diversify. Many provide wellness classes, salons, home health care, continuing education classes and art programs to residents and non-residents alike. But, in a continuing…

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