Hospice

  Many people think of hospice as a place people go to die.  Some think that if you get hospice services a hospice nurse moves in with the dying person and does all their care until they die.  Neither of these is true.  There are hospice houses (not all communities have one) where people can go for the last few days of their lives under specific circumstances.  But electing the hospice benefit in the United […]

Imagine if you will, your father has Alzheimer’s Disease (for the last 4 years) and has been doing relatively well until being diagnosed with Covid-19.  He then stops eating and drinking, is admitted to the hospital for dehydration, and returns to the Hospice care facility.  He is still refusing to eat or drink and is now on his ninth day.  You honestly don’t know how he is still alive after not eating or drinking for […]

“What happens if we are so sick that we are unable to make our own health care decisions?  How do we ensure that the decisions that are made are the ones that we would make ourselves?  Completing an Advance Directive is an important way to be prepared for this situation and naming a surrogate decision-maker is part of this process. “ “This week on Everyone Dies we chatted Noble Livingston who shared with us his […]


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