Traveling While Grieving

By Michelle Gladu, LMSW, Bereavement Counselor Summer often means travel for many people – family events such as reunions, graduations, or simply a vacation can take us away from our daily lives and responsibilities for a while. Usually, we look…

Hospice Merger Wins State Approval

The news became public at the Hospice of the Finger Lake’s Annual Meeting on May 22, 2018. The 30 year old Auburn-based agency will be merging with Hospice of Central New York. “Although Hospice of the Finger Lakes has managed…

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…

We Can Help with Advance Directives

Hospice of Central New York, along with other national, state and community organizations, continues our efforts to promote the importance of advance healthcare decision-making. Each year a national effort culminating  in the formal designation of April 16 as National Healthcare…

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…

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.”                  …

Learn More About Hospice

Are you involved in a group or organization that would be interested in learning more about Hospice programs and services? At Hospice of Central New York, we are more than happy to help provide answers to your questions. We can…

Upstate Doctor 2017 Anita Award Winner

Dr. Suman A. Swarnkar, an Assistant Professor of Medicine and the Assistant Director of Palliative Care at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse has won the 2017 Anita Award. Each year Hospice of CNY asks the public to nominate a physician that…

Letting Go

I release my grip, from illusions of permanence, and drift in the freedom, of the ever-changing winds. Chris Advansun Following the death of a loved one, there can be so many different feelings to cope with. There is the ache…