About Caregiving

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As most people would guess caregiving for relative who is seriously ill is not an easy task. While it may be difficult it’s not impossible. Consider your two biggest tools: information and organization. These can get you through some of…

Volunteers Needed

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Hospice helps families cope with what people fear most about dying – being in pain, being alone, losing control, and being a burden to others. Hospice doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains and trained volunteers help patients and families with their…

Do You Know A Great Local Doctor?

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Do you know an exceptionally compassionate physician? Who respects each patient’s decision about healthcare needs? Who remains connected to the patient during difficult times? Hospice of Central New York is seeking nominations for the annual Anita Award, which recognizes a…

Loss of an Adult Sibling

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By Susan Bachorik, MS-Bereavement Counselor Society sometimes fails to validate the feelings of the bereaved sibling. Most sympathy goes to the parents or the children and the spouse. Unfortunately, brothers and sisters are overlooked and their grief is minimized or…

Learning to Cope

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How we respond to the death of a loved one is as distinctive as a snowflake. There is no formula, no mind trick or silver bullet that can restore what life was like when that loved one was here among…