Palliative Care

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Caregivers Talk about the End of Life

At Seniors At Home, we believe that caregivers who feel supported are happier, more confident, and able to provide superior care to the seniors they work with. One of the many ways in which we support our valued caregivers is through ongoing and specialized training. We offer caregivers training on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, as

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'End of Life Option Act'

What Does the ‘End of Life Option Act’ Mean for Palliative Care?

By Redwing Keyssar, RN, Director of Seniors At Home’s Palliative Care Program There is much conversation about the End of Life Option Act, which went into effect on June 9 in California. This new law authorizes an adult who meets certain qualifications, and who is determined to be suffering from a terminal disease, to request

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Connecting the Dots between Dr. Martin Luther King’s Message and the Hospice Movement in America

Blog by Redwing Keyssar, RN, BA, Author and the Director of Seniors At Home’s Palliative Care program “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable … Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This weekend, we are

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During Good Times and Bad, Seniors At Home Is There for You

At 83, Mitzi was having the time of her life. Divorced many years before, the retired stockbroker juggled a full schedule that included several theater subscriptions, weekly card games, travel, book clubs, and frequent visits with her only child, Yvette, a psychiatric social worker. But when Yvette fell ill last summer and died this past

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Palliative Care Client with Redwing

You’ve Got a Friend in Our Palliative and End of Life Care Program

The Palliative and End of Life Care Program is one of many services of JFCS’ Seniors At Home, which is the largest senior care provider in Northern California. For Lynne Levi, a volunteer in the program, helping people who are living with a chronic condition or serious illness is a gift that she gives to

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Palliative Care for People at All Ages: Barry and Lisa’s Story

After 14 years, Barry and Lisa were as in love with each other as in the early days of their courtship. “When I saw and heard Lisa for the first time—at a museum exhibit—I knew she was the one for me,” says Barry. “She was warm, beautiful, and open-hearted. I’d been waiting for someone like

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