Julie and Arlene

A Beautiful Bond: Hospice Helps Family Live Each Day To The Fullest

Seize the day. In the Kottsick home, these are not just words hanging on the wall, but a daily reminder. For the past 12 years, Julie Kottsick, a mom of two and wife of nearly 22 years, has lived with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. This incurable, progressive disease attacks…
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Hospice Month_2016_blog

November Is National Hospice And Palliative Care Month

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, and hospices across the country are reaching out to raise awareness about the highest quality care for all people coping with life-limiting illnesses. Every year, according to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, nearly 1.6 million people living with a life-limiting illness receive care from hospice…
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Pregnancy and Infant Loss

Hospice Support Group Offers Healing For Those Facing Pregnancy And Infant Loss

Losing anyone you love is extremely difficult, but it is especially devastating and overwhelming when faced with the loss of a baby. Whether the loss occurs during pregnancy, or after the baby is born, parents and loved ones lose not only the precious little one, but also their hopes and dreams for the future. Such…
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The Working Caregiver

The Working Caregiver: Balancing A Full Plate During Times Of Life Changes

by Connie DeKrey, LSW, CT, bereavement specialist I recall a number of years ago driving down the Interstate on my day off work, en route to the community where my mother lived, to accompany her to the clinic for her PET scan appointment. Half way there, my cell phone rang. It was our school calling…
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How Hospice Care Became My Calling

By Tracee Capron, executive director The day I received a phone call that my family needed comfort care/hospice care was the beginning of a journey that would change my life and the lives of my family members forever. At the time, I was an oncology nurse working in a hospital and I had an inaccurate…
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