"As a chaplain intern, I had the privilege to serve both patients and their loved ones.  I was fortunate to be with both my mother and sister as they passed, and it was that  experience that started me on the path of chaplaincy.

There is a sense of connection when...

May 21, 2018

Bracing myself to walk into the patient’s room, I asked myself again “Am I even helping this family?”  The patient, who once let me to hold her hand and gently stroke her hair during visits, now wouldn’t even look at me.  She was mad at the world.  She fought against m...

October 2, 2017

The decision to place your loved one on hospice care is one that takes considerable thought.  Many families think about placing their loved one on care long before they make the final decision.  Questions that typically arise when consider care are: 

1. Will p...

On my first day as a volunteer for Hope Hospice, I visited a spirited patient named Martha.  Admittedly, I felt nervous when I inititally arrived.  Although my job as a CNA has exposed me to hospice, my experiences are limited.  I was afraid of saying the wrong thing,...

October 25, 2016

Perhaps after some careful thought and deliberation you have decided hospice is best for your loved one. So what now?  What should we look for in a "good" hospice provider?  We will discuss this in today's post.  

Do your research!  There are numerous hospice provi...

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