The Hospicare Blog

I was a Designated Hugger

by Kira Lallas, LMSW As a bereavement counselor for Hospicare, part of my job is to reach out to loved ones of those who’ve died on hospice services. This can mean coming in to contact with all kinds of people, from many backgrounds, with a variety of needs and temperaments at a very vulnerable time…

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Finding Comfort In Everyday Things

When a Mother Dies Three months after I started working at Hospicare my mother died of complications from Alzheimer’s Disease. I thought I would be prepared for her death. After all, I had been grieving the loss of her for years. It had been a while since she had recognized me and even longer since…

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Playing for the Dying: A Poignant Journey and a Sacred Experience

When people learn that I play therapeutic harp for Hospicare’s patients, they are often surprised. Usually they imagine the music is a performance or entertainment. The truth is that the music I play at patients’ bedsides uses the latest understanding about how sound affects human physiology. Its purpose is to help patients cope with end-of-life…

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It’s an Honor to Volunteer at Hospicare

by Cheryl Jewell I started volunteering at the Nina K. Miller Hospicare Residence in April 2012.I have learned something special from each individual I have encountered.I have been moved by the look in patients’ eyes when I have held their hands and they are unable to speak. I have sat next to others who were…

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For Volunteers » (aside)

Hospicare volunteers help the people they serve live every moment of life to the fullest. Volunteers are an integral part of the team who can offer companionship, reading aloud, running errands or simply sitting with patients so family members can take a break.

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Make a Referral (aside)

Anyone can contact Hospicare to begin the referral process; the referral does not have to begin with a physician. If you’re ready to make a referral, call our admissions team at 607-272-0212. Make a Referral

For Patients » (aside)

As a hospice patient (or caregiver of a hospice patient), you are in control. We’re here to support you in doing what you love and spending time with the people you love.

Palliative Care (aside)

Palliative care specializes in relieving the symptoms and stress of serious illness. Symptoms may be physical, emotional, or spiritual. The goal is to improve quality of life for you and your family. Palliative care can be provided at the same time as treatment that is meant to cure you.

Grief (aside)

Support groups, workshops, community memorials, and private counseling sessions are available to anyone in our service area who is grieving the death of a loved one, whether or not they died on hospice.