Hospice and Antibiotics

Hospice and Antibiotics

Written by Shannon Hazen, Director of Professional Services Recently, a family that was receiving a consultation on Hospice asked me something that I get asked routinely. “If my loved one gets a urinary tract infection, will they get an antibiotic?”  Apparently, when...
Choosing The Right Hospice

Choosing The Right Hospice

Written by Shannon Hazen, Director of Professional Services You may have heard the words, this is “not curable”, “there is very little we can do” or “I think you need to have a palliative consult.” After the heart sinks and you have worked through the emotional shock,...
Nutrition in End-Stage Dementia

Nutrition in End-Stage Dementia

Written by Shannon Hazen, Director of Professional Services   One of the most common problems that we see in End-Stage Dementia is significant weight loss, loss of appetite, and dehydration.  For most of us, we know that food is life, we must eat to have fuel to...
When To Talk About Hospice Care

When To Talk About Hospice Care

Written by Shannon Hazen, Director of Professional Services   We should start by understanding death. The reality is that death comes for us all. It is the one thing in which we all ride the same storm. The way of our death may be different, but we all have an...
A Day in the Life of a Hospice Chaplain

A Day in the Life of a Hospice Chaplain

Written by Mike Carney, Chaplain   As a part-time with Generations Hospice Care, I serve a couple of days a week and PRN (that’s medical-talk for “as-needed”… It’s from the Latin, Pro re nata, in case you were wondering!). I meet with most patients twice a month....