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Oct 20, 2017

October is American Pharmacist Month.  Pharmacists serve a very important role for the hospice industry.  They are critical in allowing hospices to provide the comfort care that's at the heart of the hospice mission.  

In this episode, Helen & Jerry discuss the work that pharmacists do in managing medicines for the care...

Oct 13, 2017

Wouldn't it be great if there was a book that could help caregivers thrive, and not just survive?  There is one!

Our friends at 365 Caregiving Tips have just published a new book called, 365 Caregiving Tips: Hospitals, Care Facilities and Hospice.  This book was written by the team of writers at ...

Oct 8, 2017

Today, Sunday, October 8, is Clergy Appreciation Sunday.  We at the Heart of Hospice want to take this opportunity to acknowledge the spiritual counselors who provide care for patients receiving hospice and palliative care.  

Spiritual counselors provide ritual support, connect local clergy with those desiring spiritual...

Oct 6, 2017

October 9-16 is Hospice Care Week in the United Kingdom, and we wanted to honor and recognize our hospice colleagues in Great Britain for the tremendous work that they do in end of life care.  

The modern hospice movement was begun in Great Britain through the work of Dame Cicely Saunders in the 1950's.  Through...

Oct 2, 2017

By the time Lauren Sampson was 7 years old, she had been hospitalized more than 50 times.  She endured the typical healthcare treatments and procedures.  On top of all of that, she also faced the daily visits from healthcare professionals who didn't always use good manners.  They would often enter her room without...