It's a subject no one wants to think about, but for each of us, our lives must come to an end. As medical progress prolongs our lives, the end can linger, draining patients and loved ones alike. So, more and more people are turning to hospice care.
Hospice care helps terminally ill patients prepare for death, treating their symptoms and pain and preparing them -- and their families -- for the end.
Adults who are capable of making health care decisions have the right to accept or refuse medical treatment.
The grieving that follows a loved one's death can increase your risk of death, from suicide as well as other causes, a new review shows.
Planning for the end of life makes sense for everyone, regardless of health or life circumstances.
Grief occurs after some kind of loss - from disappointments such as an unmet expectation to the loss of a job to the death of a loved one.
When a person brings up certain subjects such as updating a will, it is often a sign that they are ready to deal with and discuss end-of-life issues.
When people of any age need others to help them with medical, physical or emotional needs over an extended period of time, they need long-term care.
Methodist Home Health & Home Infusion have been granted the 2015 Excellence in Healthcare Award by Professional Research Consultants (PRC).