Monday April 16th, 2012

Hospice & Palliative CareCenter to Promote National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16

Hospice & Palliative CareCenter, along with other national, state and community organizations, is leading an effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making - an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of April 16 as National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD).
Sunday April 15th, 2012

If you are selected to be "power of attorney for health care"

National Healthcare Decisions Day, April 16, encourages all adults to complete an advance directive. This document names a "power of attorney for health care," sometimes called a "proxy." The proxy is authorized to make medical decisions should a patient become unable to speak or think independently. Being chosen to act as someone's health care proxy is a role of honor and responsibility. If your relative has selected you, consider these tips. Prepare for the role 
Thursday March 22nd, 2012

Dealing with criticism

Receiving criticism is never a pleasant experience. Whether it is a sibling griping about how you care for a relative or complaints from the person you are caring for, you may feel suddenly flooded with difficult emotions. Perhaps anger, shame, or confusion. We can't stop others from giving criticism. But we can become wiser about how to deal with it. Try these tips:
Tuesday March 13th, 2012

Hospice & Palliative CareCenter Announces 2012 Board Members

For nearly two years prior to the official incorporation of Hospice & Palliative CareCenter in 1979, the organization has been surrounded by dedicated community leaders who share a passion for the mission.Today, Brian Payne, President and CEO gratefully acknowledges the many contributions of both the Governing Board of Directors and The Hospice Foundation Board of Directors. “In my seven months with this organization, I’ve been in awe of the level of commitment from our stellar board members. We are enriched and made better by their efforts and guidance,” shared Payne.
Thursday March 1st, 2012

Skin care and aging

Source: The skin is the body's largest organ and its essential "armor." To maintain good health, skin needs extra attention as we age.  The skin has three layers. Working together, they act as the body's
Wednesday February 29th, 2012

HPCC & The Enrichment Center Build A Veterans Garden

Hospice & Palliative CareCenter and The Enrichment Center are working together to create a special Veterans Garden on the Hospice & Palliative CareCenter campus. The proposed design has been carefully conceived to respect the natural beauty found on our picturesque campus off of Burke Mill Road. The focal point of the garden is a flag pole elevated above a raised circular flower bed, the interior of which will contain custom handmade benches, designed and created by the talented artists from The Enrichment Center. The garden design is wheelchair accessible and welcomes visitors in for reflection and respite.
Tuesday February 21st, 2012

Lessons from the seriously ill

Source: In casual musings, a long-time hospice nurse blogged her list of common end-of-life regrets. While these are by no means the only ones we've seen, they do ring true for many who are experienced in end-of-life care. Consider using them as inspiration to engage in reflection. What can you do NOW to be sure YOU don't have any of these regrets?