May 21, 2018

Bracing myself to walk into the patient’s room, I asked myself again “Am I even helping this family?”  The patient, who once let me to hold her hand and gently stroke her hair during visits, now wouldn’t even look at me.  She was mad at the world.  She fought against m...

October 6, 2017

Nearly every week I have secret discussions with families across the Chicagoland area.  I call them secret because that is how they are often treated initially.  What are we talking about exactly?  

Hospice. 

"What will my husband think if he hears I'...

October 2, 2017

The decision to place your loved one on hospice care is one that takes considerable thought.  Many families think about placing their loved one on care long before they make the final decision.  Questions that typically arise when consider care are: 

1. Will p...

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