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Learning About Hospice Should Begin Long Before You Are Sick

October 15, 2015 — By Caroline E. Mayer, Kaiser Health News As a consultant who counsels families on end-of-life care management, Johanna Turner often shares the story of her mother’s final days 21 years ago. Thanks to the skilled and loving care provided by a local hospice, Turner was able to keep her promise to let her mother die... Read More

U.S., China Share Caregiving Challenges

September 22, 2015 — The economic situation in China has been making the headlines for the last few months. Not as frequently mentioned is another growing crisis in China that is in many respects similar to our challenges in the U.S.: the growing senior population and accompanying caregiver crunch. When we think of elder care in that nation, most... Read More

Study Finds EMTs Are on the Forefront of End-of-Life Care

August 22, 2015 — Paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) are trained to save lives. But they sometimes enter situations where a dying patient’s end-of-life wishes contradict their professional code. What do they do when faced with someone who is imminently dying and whose pre-hospital order is “do not resuscitate”? Until recently, the dynamics of that environment were a... Read More

Democrats, Republicans Alike Say Caregivers Need Help

July 21, 2015 — We don’t hear about many issues these days that draw bipartisan support—but a recent poll from the AARP shows that people of every political leaning recognize the need to improve the lot of family caregivers in America. Maybe this is because family caregiving knows no political party. According to the AARP, 42 million of us... Read More