Author Archives: Louise Savoie

Things We Often Assume About Death

Despite death being a natural part of life, not all of us are quite accustomed to the fact that it happens in the most unexpected ways. We often compare it to previous situations or past experiences, expecting that the outcome will be the same. The following are lessons that our hospice care in San Antonio … Continue reading

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Preventing Social Isolation with Hospice Care

Along with seniors feeling lonely for a variety of reasons, such as a chronic condition or the death of a loved one, social isolation can harm their health. They are then more susceptible to sadness and anxiety, as well as a higher risk of heart disease and stroke. Four Seasons Hospice, your trusted provider of … Continue reading

A Haven for the Terminally Ill

To leave the world in the most painful way is the last thing that anyone would want to experience. Any individual would at least hope to live fully and comfortably as possible during his or her last moments. Four Seasons Hospice exists for that reason. We prioritize comfort and quality of life by reducing our … Continue reading

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Taking Care of a Loved one During their Final Days

Just thinking about bidding goodbye to a family member, friend, or any of your loved ones is already very difficult to bear. Some may even purposefully do everything they can to avoid thinking about how to cope with death. However, we are all aware that it is an inevitable part of the cycle of life. … Continue reading

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Knowing Your Hospice Team: Why It Matters

Care is a human relationship. Whether you are the one receiving care or the one providing it, there are benefits to establishing a relationship with each other. For example, clients in hospice care face challenges that can become lighter with a more friendly care provider. Getting to know the people behind your care is important … Continue reading

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Improving Quality of Life Through Pain Management

A tiny pinch can be easily dismissed but when it continues to persist, that tiny pain can be a huge problem. Pain – no matter how small – can be a source of discomfort and inconvenience. Patients receiving medical treatment or recovering post-surgery relate to how much pain can make their day uncomfortable. Some medical … Continue reading

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