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…

“I’ll See You in My Dreams”

Dealing with Sleep Issues after the Death of a Loved One by Joyce Nevola, LMSW – Bereavement Counselor Some may recall the 1951 movie starring Doris Day and Danny Thomas which chronicles the success and decline of songwriter, Gus Kahn.…

I’m Considering Hospice

If you are considering the kind of care only Hospice can provide perhaps this short survey will be helpful. Have you or your loved one… Been hospitalized or to the emergency room several times in the past six months? Been…

Dealing with Our Fears

 By: Joyce Nevola, LMSW, Bereavement Counselor The heralding of Autumn is flickered in sparks of change, the end of an all too brief summer season, the eruption of harvest time, and the threat of another cold, dark winter in the…

Creative Ways for Kids to Channel Grief

Parents or supportive adults can work with their children on the following activities in an effort to help them cope with their grief. Acrostic Poem Have your child write the name or nickname of their deceased loved one vertically on…

But I Don’t Know What to Say…

By Susan Bachorik, MA, Bereavement Counselor Words fail most of us when someone we have known and loved has died. But beyond hugs, words are what we have left.   Strange as it sounds, the terminal diagnosis is often the “easy”…

Why Come to a Hospice Support Group?

Call the Hospice Grief Center 634-1100 To get information about grief and how to help myself To know that I am not alone in my grief To be with others who “speak the language” of grief in a safe and…

You Can’t Think Away Grief

Grief can be a powerful emotion. People may say you are intelligent and strong and have the abilities to cope with grief to understand and live with the loss of a loved one. Many people think they can deal with…

Helping Teens Grieve

Losing a friend or family member in the teen years can be particularly difficult. During this time, people are especially focused on relationships and trying to figure out who they are and how they fit in the world. Teens feel…

Call for Help

The people who staff our Admissions department have the expertise to answer a broad range of inquiries. They field calls from Central New Yorkers looking to find information about end-of-life care, what Hospice care can do for them, where they can…

Getting A Hospice Assessment Is Easy

  For some there is a lot of uncertainty when it comes to Hospice care. One of the biggest questions we hear is, “when should I start the Hospice program?” First, it should be determined if your loved one is hospice…