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It's time to plan your long-term care – Neighbor Insurance Services, Inc., LIVING WELL Magazine

It’s Time to Plan Your Long-Term Care

Courtesy Neighbor Insurance Services, Inc., Linn County LIVING WELL Magazine
No one ever wants to think about needing long-term care, whether it is at home or in a nursing home. But, the odds of needing long-term care are high; at least 70% of people over age 65 will require long-term care services at some point in their lives. Long-term care services may include help with activities of daily living: home health care, respite care, hospice care, adult day care, care in a nursing home, or care in an assisted living facility. They may also include care management services, which will evaluate your needs, coordinate and monitor the delivery of long-term care services. […]

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Care Initiatives Hospice on knowing the benefits of hospice for you and your loved ones – LIVING WELL Magazine

Get to Know the Benefits of Hospice for You and Your Loved Ones

Courtesy Care Initiatives Hospice, Linn County LIVING WELL Magazine

Hospice care enhances comfort and promotes the quality of life for individuals and their families when cure is no longer likely. Care Initiatives Hospice recognizes that peace and comfort in the closing months of life are essential goals of health care. […]

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River Region Hospice on Hospice Care: The Basics – LIVING WELL Magazine

Hospice Care: The Basics
By Avis LaGrange MSW, LCSW , CHA, Community Educator, River Region Hospice, New Orleans LIVING WELL Magazine

Approximately 2.5 million Americans die each year in the U.S. Unfortunately less than half of those with life limiting illness choose to utilize hospice care at the end of their lives. This is due in part to lack of accurate information about hospice care in general, and misinformation provided by the healthcare professionals. […]