Why Do I Help Hospice?

By Jaime J. Hunsicker, Esq. I started the training program to become a Family Care Giver with Hospice of Central New York during my first year of law school. The college encouraged students to get involved with community service, and I immediately…

Solace Garden Update

We recently enhanced the wheelchair accessibility to our Solace Garden. We are committed to continued improvements for this special space. The Solace Garden is very important to Hospice family, friends, staff and volunteers. David and Ellen Suarez, of Global Landscaping,…

Thank You for a Successful Camp!

A Heartfelt Thanks! Thank you to our donors, sponsors, volunteers and staff who helped make 2018 Camp Healing Hearts a success! With your help, 57 children began their journey of healthful healing and hopeful living because of your generosity. It…

Hospice Admissions

Getting admitted to the Hospice care program is easier than you think. Hospice of CNY has admissions teams that will go to meet with the patient at a home, hospital or nursing facility to assess if the patient meets the…

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…

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…

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 be…

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…

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…