Good Medicine: Music Therapy

What soothes you? What makes you laugh? What energizes you? These are the kinds of questions we think about all the time at Lifesprk Hospice. We’re impassioned about finding ways to support the whole person ...

Do I Qualify for Hospice Care?

It’s a good question to ask. Are you eligible for hospice? The answer is important because: The most common regret of people on hospice care is that they hadn’t started it sooner. That’s why once ...

Ardie and Bill: Moving from Isolation to Recreation

As the pandemic wore on, Ardie, 78, and Bill, 82, were becoming increasingly inactive and isolated, spending their days alone in the apartment, in their recliners watching TV. Their daughters were worried about their parents’ ...

Polypharmacy and Seniors: Health Crisis with a Cure

“We live in a culture that’s taught us to expect that there’s a pill for everything,” said Dr. Nick Schneeman, Lifesprk Chief Medical Officer. “It’s true that modern medicine has often delivered on that expectation, ...

Can I Afford Hospice?

When you’re nearing the end of your life, your greatest wish may be to put aside your other worries to give your family as much time and love as you can. Sadly, the many end-of-life ...

Advance Directives—The COVID Factor

COVID-19 has brought a new sense of urgency to advance care planning. “Since the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve been trying to get in front of this difficult situation by having honest discussions with our ...