Children and Grief

It can be very upsetting for a parent or caregiver when a child is hurting after the death of a special person who died, especially when the parent or caregiver are grieving themselves. It is important to know that children do grieve and…

How Does Hospice Care for Patients?

With Hospice care your loved one’s comfort is achieved by the collaboration of a team of healthcare professionals. With Hospice you get more than a weekly visit by a nurse or home health aide.

Coping with Flashbacks

By Michelle Gladu, LMSW – Bereavement Counselor Many people I meet who come to the Hospice Grief Center for bereavement counseling tell me they experience “flashbacks” of their loved one’s death or difficult symptoms he or she might have endured.…

What Makes Hospice Unique?

  It’s clichéd these days to say, “Our team is what makes the difference in our services.” But, when it comes to Hospice that statement really is true. Many agencies and companies have recently discovered and adopted a team or…

Hospice Social Workers Provide Support

It’s easy to understand why Hospice has doctors, nurses, chaplains and bereavement counselors as part of the team that oversees each patient and family. Many people, though, often ask about the role of the Hospice Social Worker. Hospice social workers…

The Meaning of “Care”

Hospice of Central New York is a healthCARE agency. The emphasis on care is intentional. When we speak of care we are talking about two kinds of care. The dictionary definition: “the provision of what is necessary for the health,…

Beware of Phone Scams

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…