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…

Holding On While Letting GO

Sorting Through Our Loved One’s Belongings By Joyce Nevola, LMSW – Bereavement Counselor The devastation of death and the totality of its grasp on the deepest bars of our being can linger for weeks, and months, and, sometimes, years. It drains our…

Intentions, Affirmations & Grief

 By: Danielle Breman, LMSW Louise Hay is an author, speaker, and healer who has impacted thousands of lives around the world with her philosophies. After being diagnosed with cancer, Louise applied an intensive program of affirmations, intentions, visualization, and psychotherapy.…

About Caregiving

As most people would guess caregiving for relative who is seriously ill is not an easy task. While it may be difficult it’s not impossible. Consider your two biggest tools: information and organization. These can get you through some of…

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…