Linda Ward

How A Social Worker Can Be An Advocate

 A social worker is a professional who aims to enhance an individual's overall well-being and help meet the basic/complex needs of various communities and people. A hospice social worker can be a great resource for patients and families as they work though the anxiety and possible confusion surrounding the end-of-life process. While other team members, like nurse practitioners, will primarily focus on a patient's physical well-being, a social worker can help address the emotional and psychological needs as well as find resources available to help make the care process stress-free. 

Benefits Of An Early Hospice Referral

"How do you know when the time is right for hospice?" There are many indications that somebody you...

Telehealth: Making Palliative Care Accessible For Those With Chronic Illness

With the advancement of technology, tasks like visiting the doctor, going to therapy, and being...

How To Begin The Conversation About Hospice

There are various tools, strategies, and resources can help first-time family caregivers begin the...

Guide To Receiving Compassionate Care In 2022

What is the most important part of the end-of-life care process? Compassion. The National Institute...

Planning For The Future: How To Make Your Wishes Known

Establishing a will can be a daunting task. Nobody wants to think about what will happen to their...

How Palliative Care Works: Types Of Care & Qualifying Conditions

Think of your body as a bridge. As time goes on and the bridge has endured storms, it will...

Creating a Memorable Experience At The Thrift Shoppes

It takes a village. Gulfside could not accomplish its mission without the hard work and dedication...

Caregiver Checklist: How To Reduce Hospital Readmission

In an ideal world, everything would always be seamless. Caregivers and family members would have...

Skilled Home Health Or General Home Assistance: What's The Difference?

When it comes to choosing the right kind of care for yourself or a loved one at home, it’s...