16 Dec

The Connecticut Hospice, Inc. Children’s Party Honoring Newtown’s Own Children’s Store Proprietor

The Connecticut Hospice, Inc. Children’s Party Honoring Newtown’s Own Children’s Store Proprietor

Branford, CT – Hospice children and grandchildren will be in attendance for The Connecticut Hospice, Inc.’s annual Christmas Party, on Saturday, December 20, 2014 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m., when Santa Claus arrives by boat.

This year, the honored guest is Lisa Rose, who is the proprietor of The Bead of Roses, a store for children, in Newtown, CT.

The aftermath of the Newtown incident saw Lisa call on the pediatric art’s caregivers of The Connecticut Hospice to help some of the children.

The Connecticut Hospice has a dedicated pediatric section, both in home care and at the hospital, for children and their brothers and sisters.

Sponsored by the Arts Department, Santa goes through The Connecticut Hospice-Hospital Wings by 3:00 p.m.

16 Dec

Hospice Care Adds Months for Cancer Patients

If you have better quality of life, may result in more quantity of life.

Branford, CT – Dr. Wen-Jen Hwu, M.D., Ph.D., member of the Board of Directors of The Connecticut Hospice, Inc. and Chairman of The Professional Advisory Committee, Professor, Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology at MD Anderson in Texas and National Chairman of Woman in Cancer Research noted that,

“Researchers from MD Anderson Cancer Center determine that hospice care significantly increases survival rates among patients with metastatic stage IV melanoma. Those that received four or more days of hospice care, had an average survival period of 10.2 months, compared to those that received no hospice care, which averaged 6.1 months.”

Since Dr. Hwu has been with Connecticut Hospice for over 25 years and was the former Medical Director, she believes that hospice care would work for many people, with many diseases, just as the research cited above.