Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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Recommended Reading: Healing After Loss

In the midst of losing a loved one, many people bury themselves in the busyness of making arrangements, attending services, and receiving condolence calls from family and friends. It’s in the days and weeks and months that follow that the loss hits home – when going through a normal routine without being able to pick up the phone to share a funny story or coming home to an empty house.
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Using Writing as Therapy at the End of Life

Graham Greene once said, “writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose, or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.”
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How to Get Involved in 5Ks for Disease Awareness

Every spring and summer, as the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, people are looking for reasons to get outside. When a loved one is or has been affected by a terminal or chronic illness, it’s easier than ever to make that reason count.
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Understanding How Men Grieve

Men are supposed to be strong. That’s what society has told us for generations. Even as society’s expectations have gradually changed, many men still try to remain stoic even when they experience a deep, personal loss. Understanding how men grieve can help men understand their own emotions and help those who love them to provide the support they need in a difficult time.
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Overcoming Loneliness and Isolation in Seniors

Loneliness is a feeling that everyone experiences at one time or another. In older adults, feelings of loneliness and isolation can be more common for a number of reasons. According to the latest National Poll on Healthy Aging, recently highlighted in a Time magazine article, nearly one-third of seniors report feeling a lack of companionship or connection in their old age.