Hospice Needs Nurses!

Due to unprecedented growth, Hospice of Central New York is looking to hire nurses. Hospice offers an outstanding work environment. As part of an interdisciplinary team, nurses take an active role in creating the healthcare plan for patients. If you…

Hospice Team Care

The team care a patient gets with Hospice is very special. Each member of a patient’s team ensures the best possible outcomes for the patient. The team helps the patient’s family with caregiving tasks and procedures. Many patients feel strongly…

Power To Affirm Life And Grow

by Susan Bachorik, MS, Bereavement Counselor When we are grieving, interest in the outside world subsides, we slow down, sleep more and sometimes our social activities seem less meaningful.  We may identify we need more time alone. We may think…

Dreams Can Come True

If you ask Calvin Lagstrom, he would tell you some of his fondest memories are of time spent with family at Brennan Beach on Lake Ontario. The Cicero resident’s face lights up when the beach comes up in conversation. Lagstrom…

Hospice Recognized for its Veterans Programs

Hospice of Central New York has been recognized as a Level Three Partner in the “We Honor Veterans” Program. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs developed this program to ensure that…

The Road to Resilience

By Michelle Gladu, LMSW, Bereavement Counselor The death of a loved one is one of life’s most stressful events. Losing a person who was a significant part of our life can challenge our coping abilities and make us wonder if we will…

Hospice Volunteer Recognized

  Our congratulations and gratitude go out to Michael Bocketti who was recognized for his volunteer services to Hospice of Central New York. Bocketti received a “Certificate of Appreciation” from Onondaga County Executive Joanne M. Mahoney. Deputy Commissioner and the…

I’m Considering the Hospice Option…

Are you worried about how to take care of an aging loved one or a relative with a life-limiting illness? If you are concerned about healthcare for a terminally-ill loved one, ask your physician about the Hospice option. Hospice services can…

What Do Bereavement Counselors Do?

“Grief must be witnessed to be healed.”                   Elizabeth Kubler-Ross By Joyce Nevola, LMSW, Bereavement Counselor Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, the renowned pioneer in death awareness studies and the author of the groundbreaking book,…