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2009-01-08 17:51:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization along with several national leadership organizations issued a consensus statement regarding the principles of hospice care and protection of the Medicare Hospice Benefit. The organizations standing together in sharing this unified message about end-of-life care are the American Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, National...

2008-12-30 14:45:00

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Dec. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The State of Florida's proposed elimination of the Medicaid benefit that provides hospice care to some of the state's most fragile individuals actually would cost Florida millions more than the state currently spends - adding to the state's budget deficit rather than reducing it - according to a newly released study commissioned by Florida Hospices and Palliative Care (FHPC), the statewide group representing all of the state's hospice...

2008-10-31 20:09:58

For many Americans living with a serious, progressive illness, the goal is to remain and die at home -- not in a hospital, nursing home or other facility. But statistics show that nearly 75 percent of all deaths occur in a hospital or other healthcare facility. However, 90% of hospice care patients do remain in their homes to realize their wish. Furthermore, recent studies have shown that patients on hospice care live longer and better lives. In San Diego County, only half the individuals...

2008-10-02 15:01:04

Make a difference in the lives of seriously ill adults and children by becoming a San Diego Hospice volunteer. Interested community members are invited to apply for the upcoming free Patient Care Volunteer Training on Saturday, October 18 and Saturday, October 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. As a patient care volunteer, you will provide priceless companionship to patients and much-needed relief to caregivers. Information and applications can be found online at www.sdhospice.org or call...

2008-09-23 12:00:51

Steve Ford, son of former President Gerald R. Ford, will be this year's guest speaker at the 18th Annual One from the Heart Awards Breakfast, on October 10, 2008, 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel in Palo Alto. Ford, an actor, motivational speaker and hospice supporter, will give the audience an insider's view of life in the public eye, featuring many historic and never-before-seen photos and slides. Steve will also share insights gained when he and those dearest to him...

2008-09-03 12:00:33

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Greater Philadelphia announces the appointment of Deborah Way, MD, as medical director of its Hospice of Philadelphia. VNA's Hospice of Philadelphia provides hospice care for both adult and pediatric patients living in the Greater Philadelphia region. "Dr. Way's expertise serves to enhance the excellent level of care Hospice of Philadelphia provides," said Stephen Holt, president and CEO of VNA. "We consider...

2008-08-28 15:01:06

LEWISTON - Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice will host its annual fundraiser, Autumn Night Out, at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at USM L-A College. Reservations are $35 a person or $120 for a group of. All proceeds will benefit hospice services. Now in its fifth year, Autumn Night Out 2008 will include a light- fare buffet, sampling of wine, a chocolate fountain, music by pianist Greg Boardman and silent and live auctions. Auction items have been donated by many local businesses and artists....

2008-08-25 15:01:00

BANGOR - Hospice of Eastern Maine is seeking caring men and women of all ages and walks of life to join its family of patient care volunteers. HOEM's volunteers share their time and friendship with terminally ill patients and their caregivers. Hospice care focuses on the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of hospice patients and their loved ones. Trained medical professionals deliver the physical care; hospice volunteers provide companionship and comfort care. Volunteers...

2008-08-21 12:01:28

By ALISON CAMPSIE THE atmosphere at the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow, where 95per cent of patients suffer from cancer, is not what you would perhaps imagine. "Our hospice is a vibrant place. We try to encourage our patients to live every single day to the full. Yes, there are times when it gets sad, but there is a lot of life about this hospice, " said chief executive Rhona Baillie. "Our approach is that you can't prevent a disease but what you can do is make every day...

2008-08-07 00:00:30

By Bob Stiles Gretchen Peske says a new hospice center being opened by Excela Health is intended to give short-term care to patients facing death so they can get back in their homes if possible. The 10-bed hospice center is scheduled to open Monday on the second floor of Westmoreland Hospital at Jeannette, the former Mercy Jeannette Hospital, which was purchased by Excela. "In these instances, patients can be referred to the center, where our highly trained inpatient hospice team works...


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