Hospice Care

Palliative Care: Improving Patient Experience and Quality of Life

By R. Bruce Dalglish of Philadelphia, PA My name is Bruce Dalglish, and I am the CEO of the Philadelphia area-based corporate headquarters of All Caring Hospice and Alliance Hospice. In today’s blog, I would like to discuss the topic of palliative care. Palliative care serves the most vulnerable population in our country: these are people who deal with the …

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Palliative and Hospice Care: a Look Ahead

By R. Bruce Dalglish of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Updated 6/25/2018 With over 90 million Americans suffering from serious long-term or chronic illnesses, palliative and hospice care services are bound to play an ever-increasing role in the modern healthcare system. It is projected that by year 2029, there will be more than 70 million Americans age 65 or older. As …

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Negative Misperception Prevents Patients from Benefitting from Palliative Care, Research Shows

By R. Bruce Dalglish of Pennsylvania New research published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal indicates that many patients associate the term “palliative care” with imminent death, which prevents them from even considering this type of care. Lead study author and head of the division of palliative care at the University Health Network in Toronto Dr. Camilla …

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The Rewarding Feeling of Coordinating Volunteers for Hospice Patients

By R. Bruce Dalglish Updated June 25, 2018 It takes a unique village of high-quality professionals and caring human beings to ensure that Alliance Hospice provides and maintains an excellent level of care. Our patients deserve nothing less, and our dedicated staff are determined to assure that our patients are as comfortable as possible, and feel that they …

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Understanding and Navigating Pain Management

By R. Bruce Dalglish Updated June 25, 2018 Understanding and navigating pain management is a core component of hospice care. Indeed, the very philosophy of hospice care subscribes to the belief that people have the right to live as pain-free and comfortable as possible during their end-of-life. A majority of patients and their families/caregivers tend to …

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What Happens to Loved Ones When Primary Caregivers Lose Steam?

By R. Bruce Dalglish Updated June 25, 2018 Taking care of a loved one with a terminal illness is not easy. Most caregivers become so immersed in focusing all of their attention on their loved ones, they frequently neglect their own personal needs eventually leading to burnout. Burnout can materialize physically, emotionally and psychologically. With limited …

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