Help Texts for hospice caregivers in rural settings

Thank you to Hospice News for reporting on new research from Michigan State University’s School of Nursing, that highlights the challenges that rural family caregivers experience when providing palliative and hospice care.

We can help. At Help Texts we know that caregiving is hard. Caregiving for someone who is dying is extra hard. Doing these things in remote areas where you have less support, is harder still. It's challenging to monitor patients’ pain and symptoms, as this research says, so it's no wonder that rural caregivers report emotional distress.

Help Texts works with hospices across the country, many in rural areas, to provide caregiver and grief support via text. Help Texts delivers a full year of caregiver education & support, with specific tips for caring for patients at the end of life, without the need for a Zoom connection, computer or even a Smartphone. We're an evidence-based, highly effective and affordable way for hospices to provide education and support to rural caregivers. This can improve CAHP scores, reduce caregiver stress, and help caregivers to manage patient symptoms too, at this tender and significant time in their lives.

Best of all, our texts are crafted by hospice professionals with decades of experience working with patients and caregivers. Deep gratitude to Barbara Karnes, RN, Gabrielle Elise (Gabby) Jimenez, Lisa Pahl, LCSW, Brandi Nichols, Lorrie Klemons, Rebecca Davis-Suskind and Maureen Horgan, LICSW for sharing their wisdom with caregivers .. all via text!

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