terminal illness

When you’re not ready for hospice: the IMPACT care model

IMPACT is a Medicare model utilized at Hospice of the Twin Cities that provides support and care coordination for terminally-ill patients who live at home, have Medicare Parts A & B eligibility, and who continue to treat their CHF, COPD, HIV or cancer diagnosis. IMPACT patients are not yet ready for hospice and continue to get…

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Advance care planning: let your voice be heard

By Rachael Huyck, MSW, LISW In the mid-90s, while working with World War II Veterans in their final days, my team and I sought to create documents (formally referred to as “living wills”) that would put in writing the vets’ choices about specific life-sustaining treatment. The process was frustrating for the veterans. How can every…

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