This is the second installment of my journey with my mother, the hospice care conversation and the health concerns related to advanced illnesses. In writing this, I hope that more people start the hospice care conversation with their loved ones earlier.
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As you grow older, you change. Your body behaves in a way that it didn’t before. Don’t let these changes get you by surprise. You can live a full life, and enjoy it. Aging healthy is important. Learn more about how your body can change and what you can do to keep yourself aging healthy.
It is vital to everyone involved that your loved one who has an advanced illness gets the best care and support they need. Having the hospice care conversation can be tough, especially when it is started by other family members. A loved one may not think they need hospice care, even though they’ve experienced someone else in […]
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Advance care planning doesn’t need to wait for your golden years. In fact, at any age, a medical crisis could leave you too ill to make your healthcare decisions. For example, do you ever remember driving by the scene of a bad accident and saying, “I hope they are alright.” Then you might imagine if […]
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Home, family, love, comfort, dignity, community and well-being are all signs of a good life. When you or a loved one is diagnosed with an advanced illness, the story line can change. West Virginia Caring is an organization of highly trained medical professionals and caregivers that specialize in advanced illness care. Learn about what makes WV […]