Tag: CHF caregiver

Why It’s Important to Review Your Medication List with Your Doctors

May 17, 2024

Taking five or more prescription medications (called polypharmacy) is more common than most people realize. Research shows that it is very common among older adults. Usually, this is because the person has several chronic conditions. That’s why health care providers tend to add medicine. The problem? The chances of having poor outcomes go up the more medication you take. Your palliative care team can make a difference. … Read More

Everyday Health

Palliative Care for Metastatic Breast Cancer: What You Should Know

May 7, 2024  /  By Claire Tregeser

This article from Everyday Health explains how palliative care can help people with metastatic breast cancer. It includes tips for getting palliative care, a list of questions for your doctor, and a directory to find providers near you.

How Addressing Fatigue Can Improve Your Quality of Life

May 2, 2024

Are you or a loved one living with a serious illness like cancer, COPD, or heart failure? While you may be focused on managing the main symptoms of your illness, there’s another common one that is not often recognized or treated: fatigue.

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Everyday Health

Palliative Care for Metastatic Prostate Cancer: How to Find Symptom Relief and Support

April 16, 2024  /  By Stephanie Watson

Here’s how to get relief from the nausea, anxiety, pain, and other symptoms of advanced prostate cancer and its treatments.

All About Telehealth and How It Can Help You or a Loved One

April 1, 2024

You’ve probably heard a lot about telehealth, or the ability to have doctor appointments via phone and video chat. Now, more than ever, doctors have been making it available to their patients. 

If you or a loved one are living with a serious illness, telehealth is a great way to have regular appointments with your palliative care team and keep in touch regularly. You may first need to visit the doctor in person, but after that, you may be able to do most of your visits from where you’re most comfortable—at home.   … Read More

Medical News Today

What is the FAST scale for Alzheimer’s?

March 26, 2024  /  By Medically reviewed by Shilpa Amin, M.D., CAQ, FAAFP — By Charlotte Lillis
California Health Care Foundation

Palliative Care Movement Achieves Significant Progress in California

March 25, 2024  /  By Claudia Boyd-Barrett; CHCF Blog

How Palliative Care Has Helped Debbie Who Lives with Multiple Myeloma

February 28, 2024

It’s been over 10 years since we recorded our first video with Debbie, and we are happy to report that she is doing well. In the summer of 2022, Debbie agreed to join us for another video to talk about how palliative care has helped her. … Read More

Santa Ynez Valley News

Your Cancer Answers: Tell me a little bit more about palliative care

February 5, 2024  /  By Staff
Steamboat Pilot & Today

Monday Medical: Benefits of palliative care

January 30, 2024  /  By Susan Cunningham