Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - 2021

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What Song Will Be Played at My Funeral?

While it may be difficult to think about your own death, planning your funeral is an incredible gift to you and your loved ones. You’re able to choose the exact service you’d like, while your friends and family are relieved of making difficult funeral decisions in an emotionally stressful time. Each part of your funeral – from the type of service to the music played – can be selected in advance and personalized according to your wishes.
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How to Apply for COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

Families who lost a loved one to COVID-19 may now be eligible to receive funeral assistance funds through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In the past, FEMA has provided similar financial assistance to families who lost a loved one in natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy.
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25 Shades of Green: Introducing Chaplain Mark Telepak

As a chaplain specializing in end-of-life care, Mark Telepak is looking for progress. While hospice clinicians are charting the expected declines, Mark charts “the increases.” Is the patient “getting stronger emotionally, relationally, and spiritually?” Mark asks. “Are they at peace? Have they reconciled with loved ones? What is their hope and how can I encourage it?”
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How to Support Someone Diagnosed with MS

Hearing that a loved one has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) can be overwhelming. It’s hard to know what to say and how to help. Understanding more about MS can help, but the most important thing you can do is let them know that you are going to be there for them through it all.
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