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  1. The Pros & Cons Of Hospice Care
    Apr. 15, 2011 -- It is important to realize that there are many misconceptions about this option, so caregivers should conduct as much research as possible when deciding if hospice care is right for a loved one.
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  2. Hospice Care Explained
    Apr. 15, 2011 -- More than 4,700 local hospice programs across the United States serve 1.4 million patients per year, along with their caregivers.
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  3. Hospice Options For Alzheimer's & Dementia Patients
    Apr. 15, 2011 -- Family caregivers sometimes don't link hospice with dementia. Hospice often is viewed as something to ease physical pain for a patient with an end-of-life illness such as cancer.
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  4. Insurance Options for Hospice Care
    Apr. 15, 2011 -- When people think about hospice care they tend to think of a type of health care facility, rather an approach to health care.
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  5. Chaplains, Spiritual Services & Hospice
    Apr. 15, 2011 -- One of the most important aspects of providing care for someone with a terminal illness is caring for their spiritual needs. This is where the use of hospice, and a hospice chaplain is invaluable.
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  6. The 4 Levels Of Hospice Care
    Apr. 15, 2011 -- When a loved one is ill or near the end of life the best place a family can think of for them to spend the remainder of their days is in the comfort and familiarity of his their home.
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  7. Funeral Planning Basics
    Apr. 14, 2010 -- The death of a loved one can come as a shock, and family members involved with the funeral planning process may experience stress and feelings of overwhelm.
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  8. Respecting A Loved One's Burial Wishes
    Apr. 14, 2010 -- One of the last and most powerful gifts you can give a loved one is to respect his or her burial wishes.
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  9. Coping With Terminal Illness Part 2: For The Family
    Apr. 14, 2010 -- Terminal illness impacts the lives not only of the patient, but also the lives of their friends and family members.
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  10. Coping With Terminal Illness Part 1: For The Patient
    Apr. 14, 2010 -- Being diagnosed with a terminal illness can trigger a wide range of emotions, including fear, anger, loss, sadness and depression.
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  11. Grieving For A Loved One
    Apr. 14, 2010 -- Everyone goes through the stages of grieving in different ways, and the time it takes to go through the grieving process also varies significantly from person to person.
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  12. Helping Loved One's Grieve
    Apr. 14, 2010 -- When someone you know is going through the grieving process, it can be difficult to communicate with them and find out what they need.
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  13. Hospice & Palliative Care: What Are The Differences?
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- With many life-threatening illnesses, a patient must deal with several painful, embarrassing and frustrating symptoms. Palliative care consists of a series of therapies designed to relieve those symptoms.
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  14. Religious Directives For The Catholic Faith
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- Caregivers to patients of the Catholic faith may want to make sure they are aware of the Catholic Church's specific religious directives.
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  15. Supporting The Dying Process
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- You have one last gift to give to your dying, elderly family member. That gift is support of their dying process by helping them make the proper preparations, attending to their comfort needs, and providing emotional support.
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  16. Palliative Care Explained
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- When most people think of palliative care, they think that it is a term used for the sort of care given to the terminally ill to allow them to be as comfortable as possible at the end of their lives.
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