hospice

Death and Dying
4:00 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Death and Dying Part 2: End of life decisions for the "oldest old"

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.

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Death and Dying
4:00 am
Mon April 14, 2014

End of Life Decisions for the ‘Oldest Old’

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

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Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Hospice Care

Hospice care

  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.

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