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Myths of Hospice Care
27th Sep

2018

In the living room, a grandfather laughs and plays video games with his granddaughters. Later, he joins the rest of his family to say grace before enjoying a meal together. Moments like these may seem ordinary to most. Would it surprise you to know that ...

Don’t Wait To Talk About Hospice
29th Aug

2018

It’s an all too common situation. A family is at the bedside of a loved one who is seriously ill and nearing the end of life. Each member of the family has a different idea of what should be done and what the patient would have wanted. Far too many ...

Has Hospice Changed?
10th May

2018

In her 1972 testimony before Congress, Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross stated, “We live in a very particular death-denying society. We isolate both the dying and the old, and it serves a purpose. They are reminders of our own mortality. We should not ...

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 ...