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Being Present During the Passing of a Loved One

Even with all the preparation in the world, being present for a loved one’s passing is not always comfortable or predictable. It can be physically and mentally exhausting, as it typically involves a great deal of emotions, including anxiety and worry. Being present during a loved one’s passing, however, can also bring peace to both the individual and family members.

November 18th, 2020|Categories: Informational|

How to Plan Your End-of-Life Care with an Advance Directive

While it may be difficult to think about the end of your life and how you want to be cared for during a medical emergency or terminal illness, being prepared for future health complications with tools such as an advance directive can help identify important decisions that you and your loved ones have to make.

October 27th, 2020|Categories: Informational|

Knowing What to Expect from Grief

We often think of grief only as it relates to our feelings after someone has died. In reality, there are many symptoms of grief that we experience emotionally, cognitively, physically, socially and spiritually.

September 18th, 2020|Categories: Informational|

Five Myths About Hospice Care

Using a hospice service is undoubtedly the best option in the last months of life, not only because it offers a variety of benefits to patients, but because it also offers a variety of benefits for loved ones. Despite its many advantages, hospice is still a mystery to most. Here are the top five myths Masonic Village hospice staff dispel on a regular basis.

July 28th, 2020|Categories: Informational|Tags: , |

Top 10 Things to Look for in a Hospice Service

When looking for a hospice provider for a loved one, it’s important to remember that not all providers are created equal. While almost all are Medicare-certified, they can differ in how, where and when they provide services for your loved one and your family.

July 27th, 2020|Categories: Informational|
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