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Hospice care often prompts fear and misunderstanding, but the services provided can lead to less pain and trauma at the end of life.
Oregon court says Alzheimer’s patient Nora Harris must be spoon-fed. But her husband says she never wanted to live like this.
This is the first federal website designed to help families choose a hospice, but experts aren’t impressed.
En 2016, el Medicare comenzó a pagar por las sesiones en las que pacientes, médicos y familiares discuten sobre las decisiones a tomar cuando se acerca el final de la vida.
In the first year of payments for advance-care planning sessions, once decried as ”death panels,“ use is higher than expected, new data show.
Aunque se han promovido directrices anticipadas durante casi 50 años, sólo un tercio de los adultos estadounidenses las prepara, revela un estudio reciente.
Only about a third of U.S. adults have advance directives in place to guide the care they receive in the event that they are unable to make their own decisions about life-sustaining medical treatments.
An end-of life-planning website can encourage patients to tackle that difficult topic before they become too ill to communicate, according to a new study. But they may be more likely to make concrete plans with help from a doctor or social worker.
Al igual que los primeros humanos utilizaron herramientas primitivas para tallar retratos de sus vidas en las paredes de las cuevas, la tecnología actual puede ayudar a preservar la memoria.
From slick videos to digital “time capsules,” folks have new ways to “stay alive” long after they die.
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At least 500 terminally ill Californians have asked for the medicine that allows them to end their lives, and nearly 500 health organizations have signed on to help.
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Traditionally there for mothers giving birth, a doula’s role has evolved to comforting seniors facing death.
Los Jones son bisabuelos. Sin embargo, están entre un creciente grupo de personas mayores con un padre vivo, lo que significa que, en el siglo XXI, los años de jubilación pueden incluir el cuidado de un papá o una mamá ancianos.
Some older adults are living in the same senior communities as their parents, which streamlines caretaking in the end-of-life years.
A San Diego program helps chronically ill people avoid the hospital by teaching them how to better manage their diseases and telling them what to expect in their final years. Other health providers and insurers around the country are trying similar approaches.
A state with integrated systems for end-of-life care offers better treatment for the seriously ill, according to a new study.
Many people age 75 or older can take steps to avoid a crisis in the remaining years of their lives.