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...
Not All Hospices are Alike

Not All Hospices are Alike

It’s time. You’re facing a life-limiting illness and have decided to enter hospice, an approach to the end of life that provides terminally ill patients with compassionate medical care and symptom relief with dignity, peace, and respect. But, not all hospices are...
What is Comfort Care?

What is Comfort Care?

“We were scared to take hospice. We thought it meant giving up.” Sometimes the first reaction to the word hospice is “But we’re not ready to give up!” Hospice is not about giving up or losing hope. Hospice is about comfort care. Comfort...
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