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  • black history

Celebrating Black History Month & Hospice Care

Hospice care and Black History in the United States share a compelling story of compassion and social justice. Hospice is an approach to healthcare that focuses on giving the best quality of life possible to those struggling with terminal illnesses. Pain management, symptom management, emotional support and spiritual support are provided for the individual and [...]

  • Jimmy Carter

Former US President Jimmy Carter to Receive Hospice Care at Home

With the recent news of former US President Jimmy Carter's entering into hospice care, many people have been curious to learn more about this specialized form of medical service. Before serving as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981, Jimmy Carter was a farmer, businessman, and politician from Georgia. He dedicated [...]

2023-10-02T01:46:11+00:00Categories: Hospice Care|

Hospice Care in America: The Contributions of U.S. Presidents

Several U.S. Presidents have played significant roles in shaping healthcare policy. Some were instrumental in helping write policy in the area of hospice care and end-of-life care including: President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Social Security Act of 1935 President Lyndon B. Johnson and the Medicare and Medicaid Act of 1965 President Richard Nixon and [...]

2023-10-02T01:50:03+00:00Categories: Hospice Care|
  • Valentines Day

What to say to someone grieving on Valentine’s Day?

Valentine's Day can be a difficult and lonely time for those who have experienced the loss of someone dear to them. While it is traditionally seen as a day full of joy, love, and happiness for many, it may instead serve as an upsetting reminder for those grieving. If you know somebody that has suffered [...]

2023-10-02T01:54:50+00:00Categories: Grief and Loss|
  • healthy heart tips

Top 10 Tips to Keep Your Heart Healthy and Happy

Keeping your heart healthy is essential to living a long and happy life. By incorporating these 10 healthy heart tips into your lifestyle, you can ensure long-term cardiovascular health enabling you to remain strong and active for many years. 1.  Eat healthy meals and snacks Stress can have a disastrous impact on our [...]

2023-10-02T01:59:15+00:00Categories: Wellness and Prevention|
  • National Women Physicians Day

Remembering 3 Pioneering Female Physicians

Elizabeth Blackwell photo courtesy of The Archives and Special Collections of the Health Sciences Library, SUNY Upstate Medical University. National Women Physicians Day celebrates the accomplishments of women in the medical field. This day recognizes female physicians and the numerous contributions they have made throughout history. It was established to honor Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, [...]

2024-04-15T19:57:57+00:00Categories: Special Topics|

9 Reasons to Become a Hospice Nurse

People who choose nursing as a career are often motivated by a desire to heal, yet the purpose of hospice care nurses extends beyond simply curing. Instead their role centers around providing comfort and peace for those in need. Hospice might appear hard and depressing on the surface; however those who choose this path often [...]

2023-02-07T02:21:55+00:00Categories: Hospice Care|
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