Why Positive Thinking is Beneficial

By |2018-05-02T10:29:23-05:00May 2nd, 2018|News|

When I think of my friends who have the most positive outlook on life the following quote comes to mind: "The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything." -Unknown. The happiest of people aren't the ones who collect the most toys, have the most friends, or who [...]

Can I Keep My Own Doctor?

By |2018-02-28T14:50:10-06:00February 28th, 2018|News|

Yes.  Hospice patients have the same patient rights as any other patient, one of which is to choose his or her attending physician.  If the patient chooses to keep his own doctor, the hospice team will work with that physician, consulting about changes to the plan of care and reporting any changes in condition.  Otherwise, [...]

What’s the Difference Between Home Health Care and Hospice?

By |2018-01-31T15:31:11-06:00January 30th, 2018|News|

When you have an aging or ill family member sometimes you need help caring for them but you don't know what type of care they need. Two types of care often considered are home health care and hospice care. But what is the difference? Home health care helps you to get better from an illness [...]

The Benefits of a Support Group

By |2018-01-23T11:49:57-06:00January 23rd, 2018|News|

Support groups are a great way to meet and interact with others going through a similar situation. Some support groups are led by professionals such as social workers, therapists and psychologist, others are led by peers. Either way, the goal of the leader is to facilitate a comfortable setting where all members feel safe to [...]

You’re Invited: Debunking the Myths about Grief

By |2018-01-11T14:54:21-06:00January 11th, 2018|News|

Please join us for an educational talk, at which Brenda Berry, LPC, will help to dispel some common misconceptions about grief. Additional education and support will be offered in the weeks that follow.  Brenda will be on hand to facilitate the group every Monday at 11:30, from January 22 through February 26, 2018. To reserve [...]

When Your Appetite Wanes Just Before Thanksgiving

By |2017-11-21T14:24:31-06:00November 21st, 2017|News|

Lack of appetite is a common complaint during a serious illness and it can be distressing to both the person who is ill and the family that surrounds him or her. After all, our family celebrations and holidays are closely intertwined with eating. We often hear, “If only he would eat, he’d get better.” But [...]