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Podcast Episode: Having End-of-Life Care Conversations

January 22nd, 2019

Having end-of-life care conversations is difficult if you are the patient, family member or professional practitioner. Generally, these type of conversations are never easy for anyone. That’s why a professional care manager can act as a buffer in dealing with this difficult subject and be the bridge in helping a patient to transition from palliative […]

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6 Solace and Care Sources That Can Optimize End-of-life care

January 7th, 2019

Today it requires more than medical care to help seniors who must also deal with physical disabilities and issues connected to cognitive decline. Complementary therapies, such as music and art, offer solace to those faced with a serious illness or age-related decline. When they are integrated with professional care services (such as geriatric care management) […]

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Why a professional care manager can be the safe bridge between palliative care and end-of-life care

December 11th, 2018

Why does death seem imminent once a patient enters hospice care? (That’s not a trick question.) Under hospice care, patients are given approximately six months of end-of-life care, with an essential component being comfort care.  Generally, this is not the case. Former First Lady Barbara Bush died two days after entering hospice care. Aretha Franklin, […]

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A Conversation about End-of-Life Care

December 6th, 2018

From the lens of a social worker and a professional care manager, Lisa Rogers shares about the difficulties, the tough decisions, the complexities involving end-of-life care for patients and families, and how her presence as a care expert can help guide them through these challenging times. Etta:  Lisa, describe to us your role at Intervention […]

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