Hospice Care

Hospice Care

  • 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, Medication|
  • 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: Gifts, 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: Caregiving, Feeding, Hospice Care|
  • black history

Celebrating Black History Month & Hospice Care

Hospice care and Black History in the United States share a compelling story of compassion and social justice. Hospice is an approach to healthcare that focuses on giving the best quality of life possible to those struggling with terminal illnesses. Pain management, symptom management, emotional support and spiritual support are provided for the individual and [...]

  • 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|

4 levels of Hospice Care

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services identifies four levels of Hospice care which can vary from a few days to several months depending on the individual needs.

2023-02-03T03:09:07+00:00Categories: Hospice Care|

The Difference Between Home Health and Hospice

Often, when patients and their family members are researching care options, they come across services like home health care and hospice. Both are popular healthcare resources that many people assume are the same things. However, they are quite different. Although both services can be provided in the home, they differ in some ways, such as [...]

2023-01-29T22:55:04+00:00Categories: Home Health, Hospice Care|
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