News tagged with hospice care

Record number of older adults completing living wills

A record number of elderly people are completing living wills to guide end-of-life medical treatments – up from 47 percent in 2000 to 72 percent in 2010 – according to new research from the University of Michigan and ...

Apr 02, 2014
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Hospitals and nursing homes can learn much from hospice care

There is much value in training hospital and nursing home staff in the basics of palliative care to make the last days of a dying patient's life as comfortable and dignified as possible. So says F. Amos Bailey of the Birmingham ...

Jan 22, 2014
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Louisiana shelves cut to Medicaid hospice program

(AP)—Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has scrapped plans to shutter the state's Medicaid hospice program in February, meaning the state will continue to provide end-of-life care to people on their death beds ...

Jan 24, 2013
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New report evaluates palliative and hospice care in Ireland

Investment in end-of-life care has made Ireland a world leader in advancing palliative and hospice care but regional inequities persist, according to an evaluation report just published by the Dean of Health Sciences at Trinity ...

Jan 23, 2013
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