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End-of-Life Conversations: Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late

shutterstock_39882433Death, along with taxes, has been characterized as one of the two unavoidable things in life. What many people also try to avoid is having a conversation with their loved one about life’s inevitable end. (more…)

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Behind the Scenes of Hospice Care

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hospice careFacing death is never easy, even for those who have lived long, full lives. So many factors are out of your control, and you may feel as though you are at the mercy of your caregivers.

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Hospice: A Nurse Shares First-Person Experiences

We’ve blogged in the past about hospice. It’s sometimes the appropriate move for parents who are ill, but many don’t know what to expect from it. Now, Kelly Neale, a registered nurse, is blogging about her experiences with hospice, providing insight into the process. Neale’s sister is dying and will pass on soon. She says:

I spend my days giving treatment to prolong life. Now I must learn to let go, allow others to be …Read more ›

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How to Talk to Your Aging Parents About Death

We’re told all the time that we need to prepare advance directives. We should tell our families how we want to be treated in death—or near death.

But by the same token, our families need to return the favor. And yet, how do you ask your parents, “When you die …?” or, “If you’re on a machine …?”

Dale Carter, founder of Transition Aging Parents, offers some tips on how …Read more ›

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