Home or Nursing Home | Geriatric Care Management

Home or Nursing Home | Geriatric Care Management. From the excellent Geriatric Care Management blog by Maria Basso Lipani: Maria, Mom is in a nursing home/rehab to recuperate from a broken leg – the latest in a long list of injuries and illnesses over the last several years. She insists she wants to go home […]

Patients Receiving Early Palliative Care Live Longer

The highly-regarded New England Journal of Medicine recently published a very interesting study that concluded that terminally ill patients with metastatic non–small-cell lung cancer who received palliative care soon after diagnosis lived longer than those who did not, even when receiving less aggressive treatment at the end of their lives. According to Wikipedia: Palliative care (from Latin palliare, […]

Senior Care near Del Mar: Understanding Hospice

Senior Care near Del Mar Explains Hospice Care When many people hear the phrase “hospice care,” they immediately think only one thing: a patient is close to death. For that reason, hospice has developed a negative connotation among the public. Elderly folks who receive senior care near Del Mar recoil at the suggestion that it […]

What is Hospice Care?

Introduction As the old saying goes, the two things that you can’t avoid are death and taxes. Taxes may be minimized or postponed by creative tax planning, but as Hebrews 9:27 tells us, death is something that we will all face someday, so understanding the role of hospice may help you or someone you love […]

Hospice Choices Should Be Made Carefully

All Hospice Services Are Not Equal At its best, hospice care is an incredible blessing for seniors who are approaching death. It allows patients to remain in their own homes during the emotional weeks and days before the end, surrounded by family and familiar surroundings but still receiving skilled medical care from compassionate professionals. Most […]