Category Archives: Hospice Nurses

Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: Tips for Effective Communication

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Communication can be one of the greatest barriers for those whose loved ones are living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Thelma Branson, a registered nurse and director of long-term care at Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, shares these tips for communicating with loved ones who have Alzheimer’s disease continue reading…

Hospice Nurses: Providing Comfort For Those Who Need It Most

Hospice and palliative nurses distinguish themselves from their colleagues in other nursing specialty practices by their unwavering focus on end-of-life care. Hospice and palliative care includes 24-hour nursing availability, management of pain and other symptoms, and family support. By providing expert management of pain and other symptoms combined with compassionate listening and counseling skills, hospice continue reading…

Providing Comfort Care

As a caregiver you may need to provide for all aspects of your loved one or friend’s comfort. In addition to ensuring your loved one’s physical comfort, you can also provide emotional and spiritual comfort. Your loved one or friend may experience emotional and spiritual pain. They are experiencing many losses including the loss of continue reading…