Everything listed under: Hospice

  • How a Daughter Helped Her Mom Face Death

    [caption id="attachment_6312" align="alignnone" width="625"] Finding truth at mortality's threshold [Photo credit: Adobe Stock][/caption]By Aimee Ross“I have a question for you, Aim,” Mom said from her blue La-Z-Boy. “How did you stay so positive during everything you went through?”This takes me by surprise. “Uh, Prozac?” I joke, and she laughs.She needs to laugh.   Read More...

  • Facing Down the Biggest Fear of All

    [caption id="attachment_6250" align="alignnone" width="625"] 5 ways to conquer your fear of death and age courageously (Photo credit: Adobe Stock)[/caption]By Ken Druck for Next Avenue(Editor’s note: This essay is part of a series from author and speaker Ken Druck, based on work in his book Courageous Aging, which is about how all people can make peace with, and find joy in, every stage of life.)Our fear of death begins when we’re kids. Perhaps we had to face the mystifying idea of impermanence ...  Read More...

  • What to Say to Someone Who's Dying

    [caption id="attachment_6243" align="alignnone" width="625"] Make sure your last conversation is one you won't regret (Photo credit: Getty Images)[/caption]By Jill Smolowe for Next AvenueMy friend’s distress was acute. For weeks she’d been running herself ragged, attending to her ailing octogenarian father.Daily visits to the hospital had given way to frantic efforts to turn his apartment into a home hospice after he made clear that he wanted to return to his apartment. Now, with a hospital bed ...  Read More...

  • Tom Petty and Your End-of-Life Wishes

    [caption id="attachment_6158" align="alignleft" width="625"] What you and your family can learn from the rock legend's death [Photo credit: TomPetty.com][/caption]By Elizabeth Newcomb for Next AvenueAfter rock legend Tom Petty was found unconscious and in cardiac arrest Oct. 2, he could not be revived, his manager said on Petty’s official website. Petty died peacefully later that day at UCLA Medical Center.   Read More...

  • Celebrating National Hospice Month

    November is National Hospice Month, and to recognize the importance of hospice services to quality end of life care, Presbyterian Manor’s Heart and Soul Hospice would like to share Clayton’s story.It was not long after Clayton was diagnosed with a life-limiting illness that he was told that curative treatment was no longer an option. Clayton quickly made the decision to seek hospices services. At first, Clayton thought hospice was a way to avoid burdening his family with his illness.Clayton soon...  Read More...