Tips for Caring for Veterans at the End of Life

Tips for Caring for Veterans at the End of Life

There are many challenges veterans may face at the end of their lives—unable to admit to symptoms of pain and anxiety, isolation, anger outbursts, feelings of guilt, and nightmares—are not uncommon for veterans who are receiving hospice care. The experience of illness...
Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Grief

Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Grief

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are usually happy celebrations. But for people who’ve lost a parent, those days may trigger feelings of sadness, loss and regret. Some believe the days leading up to celebration may be harder than the day itself. Seeing the shopping ads,...
Why Do People Choose Hospice?

Why Do People Choose Hospice?

When we ask families why they’re choosing hospice, we often hear it’s because a doctor told them there was nothing left to do. Too often, we hear this when their loved one has just days left to live. Even more often, we hear that families didn’t realize their loved...
A New Year

A New Year

Around this time of year, many of us become reflective.  We ponder all that has transpired during the past year and consider all the upcoming year will hold. As I thought about embarking on the New Year, I contemplated all of the opportunities that could lie...
Stay Home for the Holidays with Hospice Care

Stay Home for the Holidays with Hospice Care

What does home mean to you? Of course there’s the physical place, but home is so much more than the roof above your head. Home is the place you feel comfortable, surrounded by the people and pets you love. This is particularly true at the holidays – and even...
National Hospice Month

National Hospice Month

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and hospice and palliative care programs across the country are reaching out to help people understand all that hospice and palliative care offer. In recent months, a number of notable Americans have died. They...
Wave of Light Memorial Service

Wave of Light Memorial Service

Circle of Life will host its second annual Wave of Light Ceremony for those in the community who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss.  The candle lighting service brings together those who have grieved the loss of a child in a ceremony of unity. The day is...
Comfort Care

Comfort Care

Even though everyone will eventually face death, it is a topic that many people avoid talking about directly. Indeed, there are a wide range of euphemisms for death and the care that goes along with it. People “pass away.” Pets are “put to sleep.” And in a person’s...
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