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8th Dec

2016

WHEN SOMEONE is experiencing a life limiting illness – when they are expected to live no more than six months – it is a difficult and challenging time. Hospice stands ready to help, though. Here are three areas in which we provide support. First, ...

30th Nov

2016

In 1974 the first hospice in the USA, Connecticut Hospice, was founded in Branford, Connecticut. Since then, hospice in this country has experienced phenomenal growth. Today, there are approximately 6,100 programs in the USA, providing service to over 1.6 ...

18th Nov

2016

BEHIND HOSPICE CARE, behind all that it does, there lies an idea. It is a powerful and beautiful idea. It is that life, the whole of life, is sacred. In their minds people will often associate hospice with death. After all, hospice provides care for the ...

18th Oct

2016

WE HUMAN BEINGS are often contradictory in nature. We like to think of ourselves as objective and practical and yet sometimes we may make completely unrealistic decisions. We can ignore the obvious, insist on the impossible and refuse to listen to those ...

13th Oct

2016

IN A RECENT POST we spoke of the importance of respite care. Because of the stress that accompanies caregiving, it is of fundamental importance that you get a regular break away from it all. Respite care, though, is just one aspect of self-care. ...