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Planning For End Of Life Costs

Planning For End Of Life Costs

The last few months are usually more expensive than the preceding years, and unexpected long-term care events and uncovered medical services can easily wipe out savings and inheritances. Source: www.thinkadvisor.com With death being so unpredictable, we should be planning ahead for end of life costs.  Whether chronic or sudden, we should consider how our last moments will be spent.  We ideally think it will be due to old age, so with this in mind, we should plan accordingly so that our final days are planned and we are prepared. This is especially true with the potential need of hospice. If

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How we face the last stage of life

How we face the last stage of life

When told that she would be serving her internship at FairHoPe, a nursing student wasn’t too thrilled. She said when she first found out where her assignment would be many thoughts ran through her mind. And none of them were good. Source: www.logandaily.com Good article about how we will face the last stage of our life.  Will death be viewed as a medical event or a natural and spiritual event?  Where do we wish to die if it is in our hands?  The home or the hospital? If you are interested in Pastoral Care courses for the dying, then please

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4 reasons hospice, palliative care gaining momentum

4 reasons hospice, palliative care gaining momentum

A recent study took the healthcare industry to task for failing to provide adequate end-of-life planning and reduce patient suffering, yet there may be hope amid the gloom thanks to an increased emphasis on hospice and palliative care, futurist Ian Morrison, Ph.D., writes in an opinion piece for Hospitals & Health Source: www.fiercehealthcare.com A good article why hospice and palliative care are two types of care that are gaining momentum for seniors or those faced with terminal illness. Good pastoral care and understanding of pastoral thanatology is important for caregivers. If you wish to learn more or become certified in Pastoral Thanatology, then please review the

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Pastoral Thanatology and the Rise of Retirees

Pastoral Thanatology and the Rise of Retirees

Rise in Retirees: How More Seniors Affects Healthcare Careers The aging of the American population is expected to make dramatic changes in a number of aspects of the society. Baby Boomers, people who were born between 1946 and 1964, will contribute huge numbers to the number of elderly over the coming decades. This population will have increasing healthcare needs that will provide many new career opportunities. Expanded Careers in Nursing The growing number of people utilizing healthcare services is already straining the number of workers in the nursing profession. This trend is expected to continue as the U.S. population ages,

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5 Essential Services Every Senior Care Center Should Provide

5 Essential Services Every Senior Care Center Should Provide

5 Essential Services Every Senior Care Center Should Provide Choosing a senior care center for a family member is one of the most difficult decisions in life. As such, healthcare professionals should take every care to make sure their senior care facilities are capable of the best care possible. The following are five highly important services every senior care center should provide for residents. Medical Care Seniors with acute or chronic medical conditions will need qualified healthcare providers on-site to manage health conditions. Assistance with wound care, medication administration and diabetic care are examples of medical services that should be

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Pastoral Care of the Dying: The Comfort of Dying at Home

Pastoral Care of the Dying:  The Comfort of Dying at Home

Still, it’s better than hospital DEATH comes to all, but some are more sure of its timing, and can make plans. Kate Granger, a 32-year-old doctor suffering from an… American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: The ultiamte dream of many is to die in peace at home.  While this is not always the case, those with more terminal conditions can arrange these settings.  Living life well till the end is sometimes the key to a happy death. Pastoral Care of the dying can take place anywhere, but those fortunate enough to find the luxury.  Many pastoral care givers are able to

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Program In Pastoral Thanatology : Adding Life to the Days of Terminally Ill Children in India

Program In Pastoral Thanatology : Adding Life to the Days of Terminally Ill Children in India

The care is delivered to the patient and their family or support system, usually by a team of experts that include physicians, nurses, social workers, health aides, chaplains as well as support personnel.”… American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: This sad article looks at the reality of terminally ill children in India who cannot afford proper care.  Pastoral care givers hope to give some quality of life to these suffering children. This is the primary purpose of any Pastoral Thanatology–to care for the dying, of any age.  It is even more painful when one sees death coming so early to

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programs in pastoral thanatology: When caring trumps curing

  It’s often difficult for us to look the inevitable in the eye. Yes, I speak of death. It comes to us all. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: This article defines exactly what pastoral care and hospice is all about; namely care. Not necessarily a care that offers a cure against the disease or condition one is battling but a care that allows the life that is left to be comfortable.  It also involves the comfort of the soul as well as the body.  This is the most important element of pastoral care.  It allows the person to live

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Spiritual care: challenges in a multicultural and multireligious society

Spiritual care: challenges in a multicultural and multireligious society

  Piret Paal researcher at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, explains the key points discussed at a recent German-speaking conference on multireligious spirituality and multiprofessional s… American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: A good reminder for care givers and social workers in ministry that not all share the same values and faith. When giving spiritual care in a pastoral setting, one can face many cultural and religious backgrounds that view death, suffering and God from different prisms.  A pastoral care giver needs to be prepared to help people from these different view points.  Pastoral Thanatology is about serving everyone

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Program in Pastoral Thanatology: The Church in the service of the sick and elderly

  The Church in the service of the sick and elderly American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Pastoral Thanatology or care for the dying is a key element in Christian ministry.  It is a corporal work of mercy and a element of Christ’s teachings. Christian Counselors and Pastoral Caregivers are called to give their service to the sick and elderly and help them as needed.  During this Holiday Season, we can all help the sick and elderly with charity, donations and time. This is a good article about caring for the dying and elderly and is good for counselors and