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Aug 31, 2018

Everyone's grief is as unique and individual as our fingerprints.  In this episode the discussion centers around the need for us to accept the way others grieve, even though it may be very different from our own. 

Grief responses are often determined by the person's role in the family: spouse, child, sibling, parent,...

Aug 27, 2018

Heartbeat is the new weekly podcast episode from The Heart of Hospice.  Heartbeat has taken the place of the Five for Friday.  

There's a new format, that will include short segments of current hospice news, as well as a focus presentation on a specific subject of interest.  Some things aren't going to change, however. ...

Aug 24, 2018

1 out of 4 hospice patients in the U.S. are military veterans, and these veterans have very unique grief responses.  Hospice professionals can provide specialized bereavement care for the men and women who protect our country.  

In this episode, we discuss the unique concerns of military veterans and their grief that's...

Aug 17, 2018

Complicated grief occurs more often in people between the ages of 75-84, and there's a higher risk of depression, anxiety and suicide among this population as well. In this episode we discuss the unique grief needs of the elderly. 

As a person ages their grief can become challenging for several reasons.  

  • An...

Aug 10, 2018

Bereavement care is actually one of the primary services provided by hospice.  In this episode we discuss when bereavement care begins, and the way that grief care is often provided by hospice caregivers. 

Grief counseling will often use the 5 stages of grief taught by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross.

  • Denial
  • Anger
  • Bargaining