• Home Healthcare and Home Care—Is There a Difference?

    Hospice-adjacent clinical disciplines such as palliative care and home health care are often lumped together. To make things trickier, even home healthcare and home care are two different things. It’s easy to get the two confused due to both the name and the fact that both types of care occur, naturally, at a patient’s home. […]

  • The 4 Most Common Signs of Alzheimer’s

    Alzheimer’s is a very common disease affecting more than three million people in the US each year–most of them 60 or older. While there is currently no cure, there are numerous treatments available to manage the illness. If the person is diagnosed early, they may be able to utilize more treatment options, allowing them to […]

  • Things to Consider When Choosing Hospice

    Making the decision to seek hospice care is an important one, but equally important is choosing which hospice provider to use. It’s not necessarily a difficult choice but it can seem daunting at first due to the sizable amount of care providers probably available to you. We’ve talked about the benefits of not delaying hospice […]

  • The 7 Members of the Hospice Team

    When a patient enters hospice care, who actually provides the care? The hospice care team is a full, interdisciplinary team including fully trained and certified nurses, aides, counselors and more. While it may be confusing at first as to which roles these team members play, they all fulfill vital needs within the scope of hospice […]

  • Bridgeway Hospice is Proud to Partner with We Honor Veterans

    Bridgeway Hospice is proud to partner with We Honor Veterans, an awareness program and collaboration between the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with the goal of guiding veterans to a peaceful end of life. The NHPCO is the largest nonprofit hospice and palliative care organization in […]

  • Hospice Volunteer Michael Shattuck Receives National Points of Light Award

    Bridgway Hospice volunteer Michael Shattuck was recognized with the national Points of Light award for volunteer service. The award is presented by the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service for volunteers that inspire change and improve the world through their service. Mr. Shattuck greets and directs patients at both Bridgeway Hospice and the Wellstar […]

  • The Morphine Myth Part II

    A common concern with hospice care is the use of morphine and some myths regarding its use. In our last post we discussed an overview of these concerns and why hospice uses morphine. This week we’d like to address the most common objections to its use and some of the myths surrounding that. “But morphine […]

  • The Morphine Myth Part I

    The Morphine Myth Morphine has a reputation as a strong and dangerous drug so why does hospice use it? When used properly, morphine has several very helpful purposes. While it is not a medication to be taken lightly, there are a lot of misconceptions out there—especially with regards to hospice care. Morphine is a naturally […]

  • Self-Care for Caregivers

    We all know it’s not easy to be a caregiver. Taking care of someone else is very rewarding and often necessary, but it can also be very costly. Caregivers are more likely to have a chronic illness such as high cholesterol and blood pressure. Caregivers are more likely to abuse alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. […]

  • Delaying Hospice Care Reduces Its Benefits, Study Finds

    If you’re reading this, chances are high that you’re interested in hospice care. While not an often-discussed concept, it is a very important and highly beneficial option for terminal diagnoses. Consumer Reports and The Washington Post recently published a great story outlining the benefits of choosing hospice care sooner than later. According to a recent […]