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National Hospice Month a Good Time to Evaluate Policy for Dementia Patients

Posted Nov 07 2010 12:00am

Both of my parents suffered physical as well as mental anguish for years before their deaths. As their pain grew more intense, and the evidence pointed to impending death, we made the choice to ask our local hospice for help. Rarely in my life have I been more at peace with a decision as I was with that one. Hospice worked seamlessly with the nursing home staff, so my parents had familiar people to care for them, as well as more caregivers in the form of hospice nurses, volunteers and a second chaplain.

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