Nov 20, 2018, 3:46 PM
The United States will experience significant growth of the population older than age 65 in the coming decades, which will contribute to an increase in the number of people living with chronic and serious illnesses in the community. Field experts, policy makers, and health care leaders have identified the lack of an adequately prepared workforce as a critical barrier to delivering high-quality, community-based care for this population.
Nov 16, 2018, 4:15 PM
The Teleios Collaborative Network, through its member organization Four Seasons, has received a $900,000 grant from The Duke Endowment to fund its mission to preserve, strengthen, and support not-for-profit community hospice and palliative care organizations in the Carolinas.
Sep 12, 2018, 1:32 PM
CLEVELAND — It is 7:30 on a summer morning in a room overlooking the slate-gray, lapping waters of Lake Erie. Ten or so people, some just arriving at work, some finishing a night shift, sit silently on benches and in armchairs below stained-glass windows. A plump golden retriever named Linus, a therapy dog, wanders from one person to another, gratefully accepting their caresses.
Aug 21, 2018, 6:16 PM
Joe Doak devoted the final years of his own life to the final days of others. The retired electrical engineer didn't want patients at the HopeWest hospice in Grand Junction to die alone. So he became a vigil volunteer. Doak would sit with people, hold their hands, talk to them, pray with them.
Aug 3, 2018, 12:30 PM
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Palliative Care and Hospice Education Training Act (PCHETA) (H.R. 1676). This act moves to enhance and expand advanced illness care through strengthening provider training and public outreach programs.
Jul 27, 2018, 1:09 PM
Palliative care experts say it is not uncommon for people in hospice care to perk up briefly before they die, sometimes speaking clearly or asking for food.