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Celebrating the Dedicated Work of Hospice Home Health Aides

Hospice CNAs (who are known in the hospice world as HHAs or Home Health Aides) are incredibly special individuals and members of the hospice team who provide gentle, compassionate, end-of-life cares for hospice patients. June 18-24, 2020 is the week we celebrate Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs). This week, in the field of Hospice, we honorContinue reading “Celebrating the Dedicated Work of Hospice Home Health Aides”

How to Start a Conversation with your Hospice Patient About Their Military Service

Memorial Day is a day to remember and honor those men and women who lost their lives fighting for our freedom. Memorial Day is also a good reminder for hospice team members to take the time to listen to, and allow, your patients to share their military service experiences, as a part of their lifeContinue reading “How to Start a Conversation with your Hospice Patient About Their Military Service”

Shining From Within: The Difference Between a Good Hospice Nurse and an Amazing Hospice Nurse.

Are you a good hospice nurse? Or, are you an AMAZING Hospice Nurse? In my eight-years as a Hospice Nurse, I’ve worked with some good hospice nurses, some bad hospice nurses, and then I’ve had the honor and privilege of working with some AMAZING hospice nurses. I’ve learned, and have seen through observations firsthand, whatContinue reading “Shining From Within: The Difference Between a Good Hospice Nurse and an Amazing Hospice Nurse.”

Maintaining a Relationship with your Loved One in a Facility during COVID-19.

Today, due to the threat of COVID-19 on our health, our personal relationships have suddenly changed (literally overnight) with our friends, coworkers, neighbors, fellow church members, social group members, and even family members living outside of our immediate homes. Where once we were free to meet and socialize with physical touch in a personal circle,Continue reading “Maintaining a Relationship with your Loved One in a Facility during COVID-19.”

Providing Hospice Cares in a Facility during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Quarantine

Dear Fellow Hospice RNs, It’s now, more than ever, that your hospice patients really need your kindness, your compassion, your caring nature, and your gentle demeanor. They need you to visit, to provide a listening ear, and to provide them with some social interaction. At a time we are being told to avoid others andContinue reading “Providing Hospice Cares in a Facility during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Quarantine”

The BEST Gift You Can Ever Give Your Family: ADVANCED DIRECTIVES

Last December, our family endured a great deal of turmoil as the matriarch of our family, my dear mother-in-law, suffered her second COPD exacerbation in a matter of weeks. This second time, our family was forced to make a crucial and quick decision: place her on a mechanical ventilator or place her on comfort cares.Continue reading “The BEST Gift You Can Ever Give Your Family: ADVANCED DIRECTIVES”

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