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What to Expect When Your Loved One is in Hospice

For terminally ill patients, hospice care provides support during the final phase of life. Whether your loved one receives care at home or in a specialized facility, it’s generally intended for those expected to live about a year or less. The decision to stop treating an illness and instead focus on pain management and physicalRead more

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November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month; a month dedicated to shining a light on social workers, therapists, nurses, and home care aids who, each day, make a direct impact and resounding difference for the patients and families they serve. These heroic caregivers play a crucial role in the health care system across ourRead more

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Understanding Palliative Care and its Benefits

The term palliative care is often misunderstood, which leads to confusion among patients, their families and medical providers. By no fault of their own – and usually the result of not having direct experience with it – many people don’t understand the difference between palliative care and hospice, and are under the mistaken perception thatRead more

The More You Know: PFH and VNA to Host Free Hospice and Palliative Care Info Session on April 21

Having a plan is the first step to making a stressful situation a little easier. On Thursday, April 21 from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Phaneuf Funeral Homes and the Visiting Nurse Association of Manchester and Southern New Hampshire will jointly host a Hospice and Palliative Care Info Session. The event is free, and includes lightRead more