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Pet Therapy for In-Home Hospice Patients

Posted by Carolyn Harmer on May 25, 2017 11:18:50 AM

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Florence Nightingale once wrote that a small pet is ‘an excellent companion for the sick, for long chronic cases especially.’ The emerging field of pet therapy aims to capitalize on this positivity, enhancing recovery and promoting well-being. Patricia Petroulias, Residential Hospice’s director of education as well as an assistant professor at Oakland University, has initiated pet therapy as part of Residential Hospice’s available patient services. The pet therapy program connects hospice patients with volunteers and certified therapy dogs for comforting, furry encounters.

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Topics: Hospice

Counteract Aging: Tips to Maintain and Improve our Physical Bodies

Posted by Troy Abbott on Apr 28, 2017 11:30:00 AM

 

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Wouldn’t it be nice if we could slow down time? We could savor more moments, build stronger relationships, and not feel pressured to make difficult decisions, especially when it comes to our healthcare.  Unfortunately, time moves quickly as does our aging process and our need to make timely decisions regarding our healthcare.

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Care Coordination: Working Together Towards Top-Notch Care

Posted by Troy Abbott on Apr 14, 2017 10:00:00 AM


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Celebrating Age: Making the Most of your Life

Posted by Troy Abbott on Mar 31, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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Growing old is inevitable.  Our bones become weaker, our skin begins to wrinkle, and our hair may become a little grayer.  It is simply the way life works.  But while we cannot avoid the physical aspects of growing old, we do have some influence on the way we age. 

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Emotions of the Heart: The Powerful Effects your Mind can have on the Body

Posted by Troy Abbott on Mar 17, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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Emotions are powerful forces.  They determine our outlook on life based on the events occurring around us.  They allow us to empathize with other humans, perhaps to share in joy or in pain.    Whichever emotion you feel on a given morning generally shapes how you feel throughout your entire day.  Emotions also have a profound effect on our overall health and wellness.

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