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Caregiving

November is National Family Caregiver Month

From managing the household, planning groceries and meals, helping with medications, bathing and toileting, these humble heroes devote countless hours by providing consistent support. We call this being a caregiver.

Care, Comfort and Choice… When You Need it Most

Whether it’s you, your spouse or a dear friend, the time may come in a serious illness when a cure is no longer attainable. This would be the time to turn to Franciscan Hospice and Palliative Care.

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Providence ElderPlace hosts Portraits of Providence ElderPlace exhibit

Providence ElderPlace West Seattle is a stand-alone program housed at Providence Mount St. Vincent assisted living and skilled nursing home. It offers West and South Seattle residents an innovative program that provides medical care and social services to seniors who wish to continue to live in the community, thus avoiding or minimizing stays in hospitals and nursing homes.

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Giving Care, Taking Care

Whether you are a full-time caregiver for your family member or just starting to help your loved one with a few extra tasks around the house, the Giving Care, Taking Care Conference is for you

When memories are fleeting: caregiver solutions

Think of your father. What is his favorite food? His favorite hobby? Where did he meet your mother? What is his proudest moment? Think of all these memorable moments in his life and ask another question: Does he have trouble remembering these moments?

Memory Loss and the Midlife Couple

The last thing we expected when we found each other was that our journey would include Alzheimer’s Disease.

Give Peace of Mind: Advance Care Planning

While many of us do not like to think that we will ever need such a plan, too often the lack of advance care planning can result in questioning, confusion, or disagreement among family members trying to envision what you would want if you were unable to speak for yourself.

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Living each moment of life with hospice

Many people are confused about what hospice really means. They think hospice patients are simply lying in bed, waiting for the end to come. However, the goal of hospice care is to help patients enjoy the remaining moments of their lives to their fullest in a way that values comfort, peace and quality of life.

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Moving mother from Montana to Seattle facility provides care and peace of mind

Joyce Springer needed to be closer to her three children; her three children and grandchildren needed her closer to them.

What to Look For In a Retirement Community

Many baby boomers have started to retire or have begun thinking about their future plans for retirement. If these plans include residing in a retirement community, finding the right one is key to a comfortable and quality life for a retiree.

Long-Term Care Costs 101

Calculating Expenses, Determining How to Pay for It.

Tending Your Relationship As You Tend to Aging Parents

As we get older, if our parents are still living, we will probably need to help care for them in some way. This can cause significant stress in relationships, particularly newer partnerships that have begun in midlife.

Holiday Strategies For Healthy Caregivers

Holidays for caregivers hold unique challenges that can be successfully met with strategies for healthy priorities and refocused expectations.

WWII veteran receives recognition with pinning ceremony at end of life

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and Providence Hospice of Seattle are using the national "We Honor Veterans" campaign, a comprehensive program funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) aimed at treating veterans at the end of their lives, to benefit veterans.

Make Long-Term Care Plans Before They Are Needed

The best time to make decisions regarding long-term care is well before it’s needed. An unexpected illness or injury may force you or a loved one into making hasty decisions.