What Triggers Your Grief?

by Bill Pfohl Every time I see or smell laundry freshly washed on a clothesline I get hung out to dry. A childhood memory flashes up in my mind of summers long ago. A wave of grief overcomes me. I’m…

Celebrating Nurses

  Nursing is not an easy job. When you are a Hospice nurse bringing care and comfort to a terminal patient can be especially trying. If you were to ask a Hospice nurse chances are they would tell you that…

May is Stroke Awareness Month!

  Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. Each year nearly 800,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke. What are the signs? Can a stroke be treated? Can a stroke be prevented? The American Heart…

We Can Help with Advance Directives

Hospice of Central New York, along with other national, state and community organizations, is continuing our efforts on on promoting the importance of advance healthcare decision-making. This national effort has culminated in the formal designation of April 16 as National…

A Death In The Home

By Michelle Gladu, LMSW, Bereavement Counselor Dying at home is what many people wish for and what a growing number of families want for their loved ones. In generations past, death at home was a more familiar and expected occurrence.…

Making A Plan

Hospice strongly recommends that adults have a long-term healthcare plan in place. Why? Making your health care wishes known will end the worry of becoming a burden to your family. It will also eliminate any regrets or concerns about decisions…

Grief…Children and Camp

Like adults children too can feel overwhelming grief after the loss of a family member or friend. Here is some advice from Hospice of CNY’s Bereavement counselor and Grief Camp Director Susan Bachorik: Questions posed by children should be answered…

What Our Volunteers Do

Our volunteers are the best because they really make the magic of hospice care happen. They help patients, families and staff with all the details that go with a successful Hospice program. We really couldn’t do what we do without them.…

In Search of Hope

By Michelle Gladu, LMSW, Bereavement Counselor   “It is hope which makes the shipwrecked sailor strike out with his arms in the midst of the sea, though no land is in sight.”                  …