The language area of the brain is impacted early in the Alzheimer’s disease process, but music touches a different part of the brain. Some individuals will respond to music when nothing else seems to reach them.
George requested hospice chaplain visits for his wife only, but instead he made a connection with the chaplain. Their visits were a beautiful journey that led to George finding peace.
Hospice is a compassionate option for people facing end of life illness. When faced with the unique needs of end stage Alzheimer's and other related dementias, hospice can be especially beneficial to the patient and family.
Hospice is not about death; it is about living and helping patients and their families make the most of the time they have together in familiar surroundings with comfort and dignity. Patients and families benefit most when Hospice care begins early.
Oxford HealthCare provides music therapy as part of their full service hospice care.
Oxford HealthCare recognized as best home health care agency and best hospice agency in southwest Missouri by the Springfield News-Leader.
Once again we celebrate a wonderful and caring option of care for patients who are facing end of life illness. Many people think hospice means a place to die. It is not. It is a specialized program and philosophy of health care to provide comfort for individuals approaching the end of life.
By Elizabeth M. Lee, RN, BA, CHPN Hospice and Palliative Specialist for Oxford HealthCare We all experience pain of some sort in our life. The American Pain Society states: “Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or [...]
Oxford HealthCare was named Best Home Health Care Agency for the 12th consecutive year in the Springfield News-Leader's Best of the Ozarks survey. Oxford is the only home care agency to receive the award since the inception of the poll. [...]