Definitions: Hospice: A home that provides care for the terminally ill. Cancer patients in their last stages and others who have six months or less to live, benefit from moving into a hospice as the hospice is geared to take care of their needs and ensure comfort and care. Palliative care: Palliative care refers to treatment given not … Read moreWhat qualifies someone for hospice?
Until a few decades ago, people believed that progressive blindness was an unavoidable consequence of aging. Not anymore. With easy cataract operations and other advances in corrective surgery, vision is no longer such a big problem for most senior citizens. Similarly, in today’s world, most elders believe non-specific joint pain is inevitable. This, again, need … Read moreActively managing joint pain in elders