Video: Dealing with a Terminal Diagnosis

Posted by Hospice by the Bay on Mon March 3, 2014 in Talking About Hospice

“How much time do I have to live?” That question is typically the first one a patient will ask his or her doctor, immediately upon receiving a terminal diagnosis. Yet the answer is a difficult one for physicians to provide, either because they can’t know with certainty, or because they’re afraid of taking away hope. […] Read more »

Sibling Loss as Powerfully Affecting as Death of a Spouse or Parent

Posted by Hospice by the Bay on Fri February 21, 2014 in Grief Support

By Cristin Brew, MFT, Bereavement Counselor, Hospice by the Bay Shared history is a powerful bond, and few relationships reach back as far as those with siblings. Regardless of birth order or age difference, closeness or rivalry, the relationship with our brothers or sisters is often the longest lasting connection that we experience in our […] Read more »

Article: Connecting Judaism and Hospice

Posted by Hospice by the Bay on Fri February 14, 2014 in Caregivers

“By aggressively treating symptoms and avoiding invasive procedures of little or no benefit… hospice allows the dying person to use his or her final months to complete the spiritual, emotional and relationship tasks in a setting better suited to the journey.” In his article, “To Hope: Hospice Care in Line with Jewish Tradition,” published in […] Read more »

Is It time for Hospice?

Posted by Hospice by the Bay on Mon January 13, 2014 in Talking About Hospice

by Dr. Margaret Bourne, Hospice by the Bay Chief Medical Director Most people want to be cared for at home during the last year of life. Hospices help millions of Americans reach this goal each year. However, many people don’t ask their doctors about hospice care early enough. So many of our patients tell us, […] Read more »

Taking Care of Our Parents

Posted by Hospice by the Bay on Tue January 7, 2014 in Caregivers

All of us who are the adult children of elderly parents want to do all we can to help them enjoy life to the fullest. However, we must face the hard fact that serious illness can be part of aging – and we may need to become their advocates in order to see that their […] Read more »

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