Beware of Phone Scams

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Utica police are reporting that some people have been receiving phone calls from people identifying themselves as being from Hospice of Central New York and they are asking for donations. This is a scam. We at Hospice of Central New…

Holding On While Letting GO

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Sorting Through Our Loved One’s Belongings By Joyce Nevola, LMSW – Bereavement Counselor The devastation of death and the totality of its grasp on the deepest bars of our being can linger for weeks, and months, and, sometimes, years. It drains our…

Intentions, Affirmations & Grief

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 By: Danielle Breman, LMSW Louise Hay is an author, speaker, and healer who has impacted thousands of lives around the world with her philosophies. After being diagnosed with cancer, Louise applied an intensive program of a rmations, intentions, visualization, and…

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…