Category Archives: Hospice

Memory Books Contribute to Personalized Care in Hospice

When dad was in the hospital I felt he was not seen as a total person – just a patient. I wanted to bring in pictures of him but there wasn’t any place to put them. In the hospice there … Continue reading

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Dad’s Last Days in Hospice

Last time I wrote about dad’s hospice. As I mentioned, he slept through most of his first day there. The next few days he was awake and aware of his surroundings more, though he didn’t speak at all. He did … Continue reading

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Dad at the Inpatient Hospice Facility

Last week I wrote about dad’s experience with hospice in the hospital. Just over a week after his heart attack in the emergency room, we were fortunate in being able to get dad an inpatient hospice bed for dad as … Continue reading

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Dad’s Heart Attack Hospitalization

Last time I wrote about dad’s heart attack which occurred almost immediately after I left home for a winter vacation. Dad was admitted into the hospital because he had a second heart attack while in the emergency room. Dad’s nurse … Continue reading

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Dad’s Heart Attack

Dad’s Heart Attack The last time I wrote that dad had just had a heart attack. In this post, I will tell about the events at that time. I had arranged for some companions to visit dad 4 days a … Continue reading

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Heart Attack

Sorry I haven’t written lately.  Dad had a heart attack and ended up in the hospital.  I stayed with him every day in the hospital.  Now he is an inpatient hospice facility, and again I am spending most of every … Continue reading

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A Small Nursing Home – the Small House Concept

Today I visited another small nursing home.  This one is actually made of several cottages with 20 residents in each.  Each cottage is divided into two wings with 2 kitchens, two television rooms, and ten private rooms off the center … Continue reading

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