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Respite Care and Why it is Important

Respite – taking a break from caregiving is so very important and is most effective if it is started early in the caregiving experience and is consistent throughout.  Unfortunately, many care partners wait until they are overwhelmed, exhausted, and/or in a crisis to seek help with their caregiving, i.e.: respite. Definition res·pite /ˈrespət,rēˈspīt/ For family… Read More

What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care has been defined as “interdisciplinary care that aims to relieve suffering and improve quality of life for patients with advanced illness and their families. It is offered simultaneously with all appropriate treatment. It aims to control pain, help facilitate communication among treating clinicians and the communication of clinicians with patients and families. It… Read More