Did you know Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S.? It is estimated that more than half a million New Yorkers are either living with dementia or are taking care of someone who does.
CaringKind, a NYC-based organization focused on caregiving support for individuals and families living with Alzheimer’s and related dementias, offers MemoryLoss. This 24-hour helpline for NYC residents offers services and support, all free of charge. … read more
Today, April 27, 2016, the Patient Quality of Life Coalition is hosting its very first Virtual Lobby Day. The goal of #PQLCLobbyDay, is to raise the visibility of the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) in Congress and generate excitement among its supporters.
PCHETA, also known as H.R. 3119 in the House, and S. 2748 in the Senate, would make necessary policy changes to expand access to palliative care for patients with serious illness. These changes include directing funds to educate the public and providers about palliative care; expanding the federal research investment in palliative care; and expanding workforce training and development opportunities to increase the number of doctors, nurses, social workers and other health professionals trained in palliative care. … read more
Do you, or someone you love, have a serious illness such as cancer, heart failure, lung disease or kidney failure? If so, you may be sick of trips to the emergency room and unwanted hospital stays to treat pain, shortness of breath or other symptoms. Palliative care can help you stay safely at home. … read more
Are you or a loved one living with a serious illness? Maybe you’re a caregiver or family member to a person living with a serious illness. Dealing with a serious illness, whether you’re the patient or a family member, can be difficult. That’s why you need palliative care. … read more
The new Dartmouth Atlas report, Our Parents, Ourselves: Health Care for an Aging Population, funded by The John A. Hartford Foundation, offers a comprehensive look at Medicare data to show us how health care experiences vary across the United States for older adults. … read more