The Hospicare Blog

Why I Work in Hospice (Part 4) – Anna Osterhoudt, Social Worker

A Special Blog Series in Honor of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month This November, we are sharing a special blog series written by Hospicare staff in honor of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Each post will feature a different member of our staff as they share why they love the work they do.…

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Why I Work in Hospice (Part 2) – Suzy Quinones, Hospicare RN

A Special Blog Series in Honor of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month This November, we are sharing a special blog series written by Hospicare staff in honor of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Each post will feature a different member of our staff as they share why they love the work they do.…

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Why I Work in Hospice (Part 1) – Kimmy Jones, Clinical Team Leader

A Special Blog Series in Honor of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month This November, we are sharing a special blog series written by Hospicare staff in honor of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Each post will feature a different member of our staff as they share why they love the work they do.…

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Hospicare welcomes Ebru Arslan to our Administrative Team! 

Ebru Arslan joined Hospicare this fall as our Senior Director of Finance and Administration and is already making great strides in improving our systems. Ebru, inspired by our services, says “it is a mission with people at heart of the organization and I am proud to be part of the endeavor!” Ebru was born in Turkey and came to the…

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Hospicare’s Four Legged Companions

The story of Follensby and the Fig Newtons One of our most trusted and loved volunteers crossed the Rainbow Bridge this spring. Follensby, a beautiful Golden Retriever was a frequent visitor to the Hospicare residence for the past 10 years. Follensby loved being a visitor to the Hospicare and it is with a heavy heart…

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2021 Annual Education for Volunteers

Statement of Confidentiality 2021 Annual Education Attestation Conflict of Interest Policy Sign Off 2021 Annual Education Quiz 2021 Evaluation Letter TB Risk Assessment Influenza Status Annual Health Assessment

Writing Your Loss

By Jane Baker Segelken MA, MSW Much research has been done about the therapeutic benefits of writing, something I can attest to from personal experience. My interest in expressive writing began many years ago when I first started keeping an informal journal and wrote about some of my life’s more difficult experiences. While participating in…

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Sara Worden Takes on a New Role at Hospicare 

Hospicare is pleased to announce that Sara Worden has stepped into a new role as Director of Development and Community Relations! Sara has more than ten years of experience in community-facing service, relationship-building, and event coordination here in our region, the last three years here in Hospicare, where she has cultivated valuable relationships with providers and…

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The Beauty of What Remains

By Rebecca Schillenback What is left when someone we love has gone from our sight?  What remains when a beloved person has died?  What will be left of us, after we are gone?  Can beauty be found in what remains? In his book The Beauty of What Remains, Rabbi Steve Leder offers a gentle meditation upon…

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