Hospice Care

Hospice Care

  • Social Workers in Hospice Care

The Vital Role of Social Workers in Hospice Care

At the heart of hospice care, where compassion intertwines with clinical support, social workers are pivotal figures in guiding patients and their families through the profound transitions of life's final stages. While often not as visibly recognized, their role is fundamental in helping to create a journey marked by dignity, understanding, and peace. The vital role [...]

2024-03-27T19:25:56+00:00Categories: Hospice Care, Your Care Team|
  • A tender Christmas moment as a young woman gives a thoughtful gift to an elderly lady in hospice care.

Thoughtful Christmas Gifts for Loved Ones in Hospice Care

Choosing Christmas gifts for loved ones in hospice care requires thoughtful consideration. These gifts should offer comfort, a sense of peace, and act as reminders of the love surrounding them. Here are some suitable gift ideas for this sensitive time, perfect as Christmas gifts for loved ones in hospice care. 1. Personalized Playlist or Audiobooks Creating [...]

  • Hospice Medication

Caregiver’s Guide to Hospice Medication

Balancing Comfort and Care with Hospice Medication Caring for a loved one in a hospice setting can be a challenging journey filled with moments of deep connection and complex responsibilities. Among these duties, managing your loved one's medication regime may be one of the most important yet overwhelming tasks. At Smoky Mountain Home Health [...]

2023-10-02T01:05:22+00:00Categories: Hospice Care|
  • Gift Ideas for Hospice Patients

Gift Ideas for Hospice Patients

Thoughtfulness That Goes a Long Way Providing comfort and support to a loved one during their stay in a hospice environment is an emotional journey that calls for compassion and understanding. Our Smoky Mountain Home Health and Hospice team understands the desire to express love, respect, and encouragement. We have compiled gift ideas for [...]

2023-10-02T01:07:39+00:00Categories: Hospice Care|
  • Feeding a hospice patient

A Caregiver’s Guide to Feeding a Hospice Patient

Nurturing with Nutrition and Compassion As caregivers on the journey of hospice care, providing meals that are nutritious, appetizing, and aligned with a patient's dietary needs can be an essential aspect of maintaining their comfort and wellbeing. Here at Smoky Mountain Home Health and Hospice, we understand the delicate balance feeding a hospice patient [...]

2023-10-02T01:23:43+00:00Categories: Caregiver Resources, Hospice Care|
  • Jimmy Carter

Former US President Jimmy Carter to Receive Hospice Care at Home

With the recent news of former US President Jimmy Carter's entering into hospice care, many people have been curious to learn more about this specialized form of medical service. Before serving as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981, Jimmy Carter was a farmer, businessman, and politician from Georgia. He dedicated [...]

2023-10-02T01:46:11+00:00Categories: Hospice Care|

Hospice Care in America: The Contributions of U.S. Presidents

Several U.S. Presidents have played significant roles in shaping healthcare policy. Some were instrumental in helping write policy in the area of hospice care and end-of-life care including: President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Social Security Act of 1935 President Lyndon B. Johnson and the Medicare and Medicaid Act of 1965 President Richard Nixon and [...]

2023-10-02T01:50:03+00:00Categories: Hospice Care|

9 Reasons to Become a Hospice Nurse

People who choose nursing as a career are often motivated by a desire to heal, yet the purpose of hospice care nurses extends beyond simply curing. Instead their role centers around providing comfort and peace for those in need. Hospice might appear hard and depressing on the surface; however those who choose this path often [...]

2023-02-07T02:21:55+00:00Categories: Hospice Care|
  • National Women Physicians Day

National Women Physicians Day

Honoring our Medical Director, Dr. Marie Morrison We proudly celebrate National Women Physicians Day in honor of the remarkable accomplishments and contributions that female physicians have made since Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to receive a medical degree in America on February 3, 1849. This special day is an opportunity for us [...]

2023-02-07T02:10:20+00:00Categories: Hospice Care|
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