Cost Savings: Hospice vs. Hospitals

Russ Krengel Doctors & Hospitals, Hospice

Hospice care provides dignity, comfort and for many families, significant relief from the high cost of standard medical care. Many families will avoid talking money or financial concerns when it comes to end-of-life care because it feels a little bit off color, possibly a little bit disrespectful of the person dealing with illness. Maybe that is because we so often …

3 Reasons Doctors Won’t Break Bad News

Russ Krengel Doctors & Hospitals, Patients

When you or your loved one received your diagnosis, did your doctor deliver the news in clear and easily understood terms? For many patients, the answer is no. While doctors almost uniformly agree that patients need clear and direct communication, they aren’t always trained to provide it. No one enjoys delivering bad news, and medical professionals are no exception. But …