Sunset Stories

Understanding Hospice Care

Posted by Gayle Young on Oct 29, 2019 9:40:42 AM

Each year, the second Saturday of October marks World Hospice and Palliative Care Day. When faced with a life-limiting illness and hearing, “Nothing can be done,” hospice can help.

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Topics: Hospice, Palliative Care, Ashanti Hospice and Palliative Care

What is Hospice?

Posted by Gayle Young on Oct 17, 2018 4:39:41 PM

“May you live every day of your life.” —Jonathan Swift

Hospice care is often associated with finality: the realization that someone’s battle with illness will soon be lost. Although most people associate hospice with specialized care for those with life-limiting diseases or conditions, many have little understanding about how it actually works—and who all it serves.

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Topics: Hospice, Palliative Care, Why Sunset?

National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

Posted by Sunset Staff on Nov 9, 2016 9:22:55 AM

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, a time when hospice organizations around the country work to raise awareness about caring for those dealing with serious and life-limiting illnesses. That makes this month a good time to learn more about hospice—and to begin considering your own wishes for end-of-life care—long before a medical crisis occurs.

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Topics: Articles, Continuing Care Communities, Hospice, Palliative Care