Every fall, November is designated as National Home Care and Hospice Month. This is a time of year when hospice advocates work to educate the public about end-of-life care and all the benefits it provides for patients and their families. It also gives hospice organizations the opportunity to honor and thank the teams of professionals who dedicate their lives to providing quality care and support.
As the age of the population climbs, there are more grandparents alive today than ever before. The U.S. Census Bureau predicts one in five people will be over the age of 65 by the time we reach the year 2030. It will mark the first time in history when there are more people over the age of 65 than children under age of five in the U.S.
If you are a caregiver of a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia, you know firsthand the debilitating impact caused by this disease.
As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, it leaves families struggling to find ways to manage both the physical and emotional tolls. As the number of people living with this disease climbs higher every day, it is important for family caregivers to know about hospice and when someone with Alzheimer’s might be eligible.