After Death Checklist

After Death Checklist

A death leaves behind many details that caregivers must take care of; the funeral must be planned, bank accounts closed, pets re-homed, final bills paid, etc. When someone you love dies, the job of handling those personal and legal details may fall to you. It’s a...
When is Hospice Warranted?

When is Hospice Warranted?

by Dr. Cynthia J. Hickman I often share…do not fear hospice, fear the pain and suffering a loved one may experience when disease and trauma overtake one’s earthly body. There has always been a misguided fear of hospice. Most of the fear stems from a lack of knowledge...
Signs of Approaching Death

Signs of Approaching Death

Important note: This is a general overview of some of the symptoms dying persons may experience at the end of life. Individual experiences are influenced by many factors, including the person’s illness(es) and medications, but there are some physical changes that are...