There’s a growing interest in the Cincinnati area and across the country in how we die, especially how the medical profession cares for elderly people in the last phase of their lives.

Too Many Pills

Elderly patients with chronic diseases or terminal conditions often have an assortment of drugs they are directed to take each day.

End of Life Decisions for the ‘Oldest Old’

Apr 14, 2014

The “oldest old”, those 85 and over, are America’s fastest growing age group.   The growth rate for that segment is four times that of the total population.

People with relatives in that age group or those who have reached that point themselves, may be familiar with the options for aggressive treatment modern medicine offers, options that weren’t available when the previous generations of elderly approached the end. 

To intervene or not

Hospice Care

Dec 10, 2013

  Many hear the word “hospice” and picture a place where people go to die. But hospice is not a place, it’s a philosophy of caring for terminally ill patients with compassion, support and symptom management, so they may face the end of life with dignity, and in as much comfort as possible.