Loss of an Adult Sibling

By Susan Bachorik, MS-Bereavement Counselor Society sometimes fails to validate the feelings of the bereaved sibling. Most sympathy goes to the parents or the children and the spouse. Unfortunately, brothers and sisters are overlooked and their grief is minimized or…

Learning to Cope

How we respond to the death of a loved one is as distinctive as a snowflake. There is no formula, no mind trick or silver bullet that can restore what life was like when that loved one was here among…

Honoring Local Veterans

  On Saturday, April 30, 2016 a handful of Hospice of Central New York employees headed out to Hancock Airport to be among the hundreds of people who welcomed home local World War Two and Korean veterans who traveled to…

Surfing the Waves of Sorrow

How to Handle Outbursts of Grief By Joyce Nevola, LMSW, Bereavement Counselor The sounds, sensations, and sights of ocean waters caress the shore with gentle shimmers of sparkling sun or abruptly crash with a furious rage. Gentle movements of ebb and…

Do You Have a Healthcare Plan?

  You don’t have to be over 65 to have a healthcare proxy or a long range health care plan. We at Hospice of Central New York strongly recommend to everyone that’s over 18 years of age to have a healthcare…

Guilt and Regrets

  By Michelle Gladu, LMSW, Bereavement Counselor One thing many people who have experienced the death of a loved one have in common is feelings of regret or guilt. These feelings can involve the “unfinished business” that can accumulate in…

Valentine’s Grief

By Micelle Gladu,LMSW-Bereavement Counselor With a new year just begun, those who are grieving may feel relieved the holidays are behind them, but another date looms ahead for people coping with the death of a spouse or partner. The decorative…

What is Palliative Care?

There seems to be a lot of confusion about Palliative care. That’s understandable Hospice care and Palliative care are very similar. Both offer specialized medical care for people with serious illness. Both provide patients with pain management, symptom management and…

Our Grief Center

  The Hospice Grief Center fosters healing and growth by providing professional grief counseling, consultation and education. The services of The Center are offered by professional counselors with advanced graduate degrees who have years of experience specializing in grief and…