Hospice is Both a Place and Way of Thinking — Demystifying Hospice

Hospice is a scary word and what does palliative really mean? Many people associate Hospice only with death and dying, but those that work in hospice palliative care know it is actually about comfort, wishes, and compassion. Hospice is both a place and a way of thinking.  Yes there is a two bed Hospice in […]Continue reading “Hospice is Both a Place and Way of Thinking — Demystifying Hospice”

Hospice In Your Care Home – Wigan and Leigh Hospice

About the service When the service first launched in 2015, it was commissioned to support nursing homes, with the aim of expanding to reach out to residential homes over time. Care homes are an increasingly important setting for palliative and end of life care, with around 1 in 5 people in the UK spending theirContinue reading “Hospice In Your Care Home – Wigan and Leigh Hospice”

Hospice for your Loved One – Hospice information for Patients, Their Loved Ones, and Caregivers

Welcome to Hospice-101.com: A Website Designed to help families, friends, patients, and loved ones understand what to expect on the End-of-Life Journey with Hospice. This was created and is managed in a small, local hometown in Wisconsin by a Hospice RN Case Manager with 7-years experience as a Hospice Nurse, and is a Certified HospiceContinue reading “Hospice for your Loved One – Hospice information for Patients, Their Loved Ones, and Caregivers”

Are care homes the hospices of the future?

Two years ago in April 2019 Dr Sarah Russell, a Carer and Nurse who tweets @learnhospice, George Coxon a Care Home Owner who tweets @CoxonGeorge and Dr Ros Taylor MBE a Palliative Care Physician and Care Home trustee who tweets @hospicedoctor wrote this thought provoking blog. Its worth a read now (Residential Forum comment) WithContinue reading “Are care homes the hospices of the future?”

Hospice and palliative care volunteering in Finland: How we can further develop a precious asset

NEW SERIES: CELEBRATING THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF VOLUNTEERS IN PALLIATIVE CARE…  Since 1988, volunteers have played a crucial role in hospice and palliative care in Finland. But now, a more systematic approach to develop volunteer training and structures of volunteering in hospice and palliative care is about to start. Our guest writers, Leena Pelttari, Ritva Pihlaja and MirjaContinue reading “Hospice and palliative care volunteering in Finland: How we can further develop a precious asset”

Reaching out to the world: Improving palliative care in care homes

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) | EAPC Blog Research only makes an impact to benefit people if it is implemented, warns Professor Sheila Payne, Emeritus Professor, International Observatory on End of Life Care, Lancaster University, UK. Here, she explains how the findings of the European-funded PACE project have been adapted to a programme to improveContinue reading “Reaching out to the world: Improving palliative care in care homes”

Enhanced Health in Care Homes: A guide for care homes

Care Provider Alliance – Contents Introduction Foreword Background Aligning care homes to Primary Care Networks (PCNs) About Primary Care Networks (PCNs) The Enhanced Health in Care Homes (EHCH) service The PCN clinical lead role The Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) MDTs and dementia care The weekly home round What to expect How to prepare for the MDTContinue reading “Enhanced Health in Care Homes: A guide for care homes”

Guidance for Nursing Homes Leaves Key Themes Unaddressed

Abstract COVID-19 mortality disproportionally affects nursing homes, creating enormous pressures to deliver high-quality end-of-life care. Comprehensive palliative care should be an explicit part of both national and global COVID-19 response plans. Therefore, we aimed to identify, review, and compare national and international COVID-19 guidance for nursing homes concerning palliative care, issued by government bodies andContinue reading “Guidance for Nursing Homes Leaves Key Themes Unaddressed”

Access to palliative care support for care home residents – why it matters…..always

It’s 2am and a doctor attends to review Elsie. Elsie’s been unwell for over a week and, despite treatment with antibiotics, she’s not improving. Tonight, Elsie became more distressed and is struggling with secretions in her chest. If Elsie was in hospital a doctor would be able to prescribe medications for nursing staff to administerContinue reading “Access to palliative care support for care home residents – why it matters…..always”