Hospice home ready to open in Chicopee needs volunteers with medical training
CHICOPEE – An all-volunteer organization is closing in on opening New England’s first end-of-life home, where people who otherwise wouldn’t have access to hospice care can spend their final days in comfort.
But before Harmony House opens, the nonprofit …
Skilled facilities don’t skimp on hospice care, study finds
Skilled nursing residents receive a similar level of hospice care as patients residing in an assisted living facility or at home, a recent study shows.
The study’s findings upend previous beliefs that skilled nursing residents may be receiving less care.
HospiceCare celebrates National Volunteer Week
Care of the Piedmont celebrated National Volunteer Week last week by honoring volunteers, donors and employees with an Appreciation Dinner at the Sundance Gallery in Greenwood.
Awards were presented to several individuals as recognition for …
Greenfield-based Hospice of Franklin County offers compassionate end of life care
Dickinson understood and accepted human mortality; and her peaceful, slow journey past the red sun beautifully captures the mission of Greenfield-based Hospice of Franklin County, which offers compassionate end of life care for those diagnosed with …
Lin Sue Cooney: 6 myths of hospice care
Hospice is about choice.
If you have a doctor you like and trust and want involved in your care, you can have that!
Hospice teams work alongside your primary-care physician to develop the best plan of care for you.
Together we support your goals and …
Managing The Beginning Of The End: Advanced Disease Management And Concurrent Care Under Current Financing
This is the second Health Affairs Blog post from the author on End of Life & Serious Illness.
His first post “Why Now? Concerns About End-Of-Life Health Care Policy” was published on December 19, 2016.
The Medicare hospice benefit was …
HCI Hospice Care Services volunteer honored
“Kathy truly cares about our patients and understands the importance in spending time with them,” said Andrea Dzak, local bereavement counselor and former volunteer coordinator with HCI Hospice Care Services.
“She does not hesitate to go the extra mile …