Notes from the Hospice Volunteer Department

By Jana Biesanz Here is what I have experienced over the years as a volunteer visitor for Hospice:   People are extraordinarily brave. Even just the thought of dying scares many people, but in hospice I have seen people facing…

March is Social Workers Month

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The role of the Hospice social worker is to provide emotional support and counseling to patients and their families as they cope with the challenges of dealing with a terminal illness. Hospice social workers also provide information regarding community resources…

Hospice Grief Camp Wins a $1,500 Grant

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  The Syracuse Rotary continued in its long tradition of service to the community presented $35,000 in grants to local service groups. This is a reflection on the success of the recently concluded Philanthropy & Charity (P&C) campaign which achieved…

Dr. Joseph Navone – 2014 Anita Award Recipient

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Hospice of Central New York has named Joseph Navone, MD as the 2014 ANITA Award recipient. After considering his nomination among other finalists, the ANITA award committee voted in favor of Dr. Navone of Hematology-Oncology Associates of Central New York. Dr. Navone…

Helping Teens Grieve

Losing a friend or family member in the teen years can be particularly difficult. During this time, people are especially focused on relationships and trying to figure out who they are and how they fit in the world. Teens feel…

You Should Call Hospice When…

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People ask all the time…”When should I call Hospice?” First off, you can call anytime. We have operators on 24/7 even after-hours, weekends and holidays. We are considered experts when it comes to eldercare so give us a call when:…