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…

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…

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 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 Washington D.C. for the day…

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…

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…

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…