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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.
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.
Jul 27, 2018, 1:20 PM
There is growing concern over hospice worker fatigue as the number of hospice patients rose by 167 percent between 2000 and 2016. This article considers how hospice workers, often with the help of their employer, cope with the stress and hardships of their jobs.