7 November 2019

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What does it mean to be a Health Advocate?

by Ishtar Yousif
The time comes for your loved one to be accompanied to their medical appointments. To ensure that they continue to receive accurate and detailed information regarding their health status and medications, a health advocate must be included at all doctor visits.  A health advocate is a fam...

17 August 2017

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What Is Palliative Care For Cancer Patients?

by Brian Shevel
Palliative care is often seen as a last resort, only to be used when there are no other options leftbut this isn't the case at all. Many people mistake palliative care for hospice care, but the two are vastly different treatment options. Palliative care is specialized treatment that can begin...

25 November 2016

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Palliative Care: Helping Senior Cancer Patients Live Better

by Brian Shevel
Anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer approaches the illness differently. For those cancer patients who are going through extensive treatments, such as chemotherapy, the impact of those treatments can be exhausting and damaging to the rest of the body and the mind. It is to help patien...

14 October 2016

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What Is The Difference Between Palliative Care And Hospice Care?

by Brian Shevel
It can be hard to differentiate between palliative care vs. hospice care. Both deal with managing the quality of life of those who are ill, but there are some clear distinctions that should be made. In this article, we will give clear palliative care vs. hospice care definitions and describe t...

1 February 2016

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Get Help Managing Serious or Chronic Diseases with Palliative Care for Seniors

by Brian Shevel
Caring for a loved one on any level can be difficult. The commitment of time and emotion can be overwhelming, and most often it goes unnoticed. There is another level of care for seniors beyond what a loved one can provide. It's called palliative care, and it is a growing discipline in hom...

15 January 2015

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Importance of Palliative Care for Older Adults

by Brian Shevel
According to a study from Hebrew SeniorLife's Hebrew Rehabilitation Center and Institute for Aging Research, an affiliate of the Harvard Medical School in Boston, palliative care for the elderly can greatly improve the lives of seniors in long-term care. Palliative home care can furthe...

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