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Mapping end of life choices >> The importance of advance directives and end of life planning. Studies have shown that advance care planning reduces stress on patients, their families and health care providers. It also results in 30 percent fewer malpractice suits, greater patient and family satisfaction, and a lower incidence of depression, drinking problems and other signs of complicated grief among survivors.

Mapping end of life choices >> The importance of advance directives and end of life planning. Studies have shown that advance care planning reduces stress on patients, their families and health care providers. It also results in 30 percent fewer malpractice suits, greater patient and family satisfaction, and a lower incidence of depression, drinking problems and other signs of complicated grief among survivors.

Researchers have shown that clearance of the substance amyloid-beta that forms plaques is impaired in individuals with Alzheimer’s. A group of 12 individuals with early Alzheimer’s were compared to 12 cognitively normal individuals of the

7 Stages of Alzheimers Disease Infographic

Researchers have shown that clearance of the substance amyloid-beta that forms plaques is impaired in individuals with Alzheimer’s. A group of 12 individuals with early Alzheimer’s were compared to 12 cognitively normal individuals of the

Cremation Is More Popular Than Ever, And Here's Why (INFOGRAPHIC) #genealogy

Cremation Is More Popular Than Ever, And Here's Why (INFOGRAPHIC)

Cremation Is More Popular Than Ever, And Here's Why (INFOGRAPHIC) #genealogy

Not ready to discuss end of life care? Here's why it matters

Not ready to discuss end of life care? Here's why it matters

The name "Palliative Care," is still a mystery to post people.  There have been many efforts to describe the work of palliative care in ways that don't frighten people away.  This video does a pretty good job.

The name "Palliative Care," is still a mystery to post people. There have been many efforts to describe the work of palliative care in ways that don't frighten people away. This video does a pretty good job.

By Jane E. Brody, February 9, 2015 | Virgie Divinigracia had the kind of death last month that most Americans say they want: at home, relieved of physical and mental pain, surrounded by those she loved, “a beautiful death” as those present described it. Alas, this is true for too few Americans. Most still die in costly medical facilities tethered to machines, often unable to communicate, in a futile attempt to prolong their lives. #health #aging

Seeking a 'Beautiful Death'

By Jane E. Brody, February 9, 2015 | Virgie Divinigracia had the kind of death last month that most Americans say they want: at home, relieved of physical and mental pain, surrounded by those she loved, “a beautiful death” as those present described it. Alas, this is true for too few Americans. Most still die in costly medical facilities tethered to machines, often unable to communicate, in a futile attempt to prolong their lives. #health #aging

Hospice Care Demystified Infographic.Interestingly, this graph says 1% is "charity care or uncompensated" - the category into which Hospice House & Support Care would fall

Hospice Care Demystified Infographic.Interestingly, this graph says 1% is "charity care or uncompensated" - the category into which Hospice House & Support Care would fall

dame cicely saunders; not a nurse, but she could be!  founder of the modern hospice movement as we know it...

dame cicely saunders; not a nurse, but she could be! founder of the modern hospice movement as we know it...

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