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2014-07-15 12:29:27

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is written by Amy Tucci, who is president and CEO of Hospice Foundation of America: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140715/127218 If you have aging parents, now is the time to discuss what's important to them as they near the end of their lives. Too many adult children wait to have end-of-life conversations when their parents are dying or in the midst of a crisis. The topic may seem downright frightening, but it is...

2014-07-10 12:30:02

WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) will present a live, online webinar focusing on Adolescents and Life-Threatening Illness on Tuesday, July 15, from noon--1:30pm ET. Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, and Nancy Hogan, PhD, will discuss how the normal challenges of adolescence are impacted when a young person is facing a life-threatening illness. This webinar will address sensitivities necessary in caring for these adolescents as well as...

2014-06-09 12:29:41

WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) will present a live, online webinar focusing on Adolescents and Traumatic Loss on Tuesday, June 17, from noon--1:30pm ET. Kenneth J. Doka, PhD and Carla Sofka, PhD, MSW, will discuss traumatic losses such as accidents or violence that remain leading causes of adolescent death. This webinar will address the nature of these losses as well as approaches to intervention and prevention. "According to...

2014-01-13 23:24:45

Improving the quality of living matters to everyone, but perhaps most to those who are facing the challenges of a life-limiting illness such as Center for Hospice Care patient Jennifer Dalkowski, who had one wish before dying - to meet Jeff Gordon. Stories like these are made possible through support from Hospice Foundation's Annual Appeal. (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 Jennifer Dalkowski knew she was dying. “Before I die, I want to meet Jeff Gordon,” she said smiling. With that, the...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.