Health and Wellness

Caregivers' Circle

Stephanie Erickson

Caregivers’ Circle – Palliative Care! What? I’m dying? How palliative care is NOT just for those with a terminal illness.

When individuals hear the words “palliative care” panic sets is as they think they are being told they have a terminal illness.  Dr. Bree Johnston MD, Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington and the Director of Palliative Care for the PeaceHealth System clears up the misconception of what palliative care is and how this type of support can assist individuals through many stages of a serious illness.   Dr. Johnston differentiates the difference between palliative care and hospice care and the support and benefits of each.  For more information on palliative care click here.

Do you worry if your aging relative has taken his or her medication?  Eaten lunch?  Fallen and needs help?  This week’s Resource Report features Live!y, a watch and sensor system that helps to ensure an individual’s safety in the home.