American society is considered a death-denying culture. In general, we do not like to think about, talk about, or acknowledge death as an inevitable reality. While logically we understand that we will all die someday, it is generally a topic that is uncomfortable, and swept under the rug
Emma Collins grew up in Liberia but had to flee the country due to civil war. She never imagined she’d find herself in the United States as a Certified Nursing Assistant, but she’s very glad she has.
I frequently get asked how I can handle working in hospice. In all honestly, I can’t see myself doing anything else for the rest of my career.
Working in hospice changed Travis as a person, because it taught him the value of cherishing each day. Serving people in hospice care provides an opportunity to impact someone’s life each and every day. It becomes a true honor to be a part of that person’s, as well their family’s, memories.
Dementia/Alzheimer’s takes so much from so many. But I believe there are things that it cannot take. It cannot rob the memories of the patient’s survivors. It cannot deplete true love. It does not have the last say.
Before she began her work in hospice, Carolyn spent many years volunteering in hospices and doing funeral ministry. During these years, she spent a lot of time with the grieving and the dying.
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Who pays for hospice care? Hospice is funded 100% by Medicare and Medicaid. It covers the nursing, CNA, Chaplain, Social Worker visits, and more.
A Physician’s Perspective on the Value of Hospice Care As a physician, I think of hospice care through the collection of hundreds of stories in which I have played a part during my twenty years in hospital, outpatient, nursing home, and home medical care. I helped attend to Vincent through a difficult and protracted hospital…