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Management of Agitation in Elders with Dementia

Strategies for managing agitation in hospice care. Understanding medication challenges and treatment options, to help preserve the dignity of dementia patients.

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The Role of Benzodiazepines in Hospice Care

Understanding the role of benzodiazepines for pain relief in hospice care: Benefits, risks, and ethical considerations in managing end-of-life symptoms.

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Nurturing Tomorrow's Healers: Hospice Care Education

From clinical experiences to interdisciplinary rounds, discover how this institution shapes empathetic and skilled healthcare professionals in end-of-life care.

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Compassionate Care: Hospice vs. Palliative Care Insights

Discover the distinctions between hospice and palliative care, their role in end-of-life support, medicare coverage, and compassionate patient stories.

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Hospice Opioid Use: Myths, Types, Side Effects

Opioid Use for Hospice Care: Myths, Types, and Side Effects. Explore relief strategies for pain and breathlessness in serious illnesses.

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Understanding Dementia Progression, Hospice Eligibility, and the Importance of the FAST Score

Navigate Dementia Progression & Hospice Eligibility. Learn about FAST Score, Types of Dementia, & Compassionate Hospice Care. Expert insights for families.

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Why Medicare Requires Hospice Volunteers

A breakdown of the many ways that a robust volunteer program increases the likelihood that the pressing needs of hospice patients and families will be met.

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Embracing Masks During COVID 19

Embracing masks during COVID 19 for health and fashion.

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The Healing Power of Nature

Part 2 of the Connecticut Hospice's series on the Healing Power of Nature explores signs in the natural world that bring solace to the bereaved.

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Celebrating Life & Sharing Love

Balloons, a birthday banner, ice cream cake - all good. The unexpected family visit is what made this celebration extra special.

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The Healing Power of Nature

In this series we discuss why and how nature is so beneficial to us and we share resources to help you bring some of the natural world to your own environment, wherever you are.

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Creative coping by Hospice staff during COVID-19

Medical Director holds Haiku and "Beauty in Adversity" contests to boost staff morale. Viewers are invited to join the fun!

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Connecticut Hospice CEO Barbara Pearce is interviewed by The Indispensables podcast.

Ct Hospice CEO Barbara Pearce shares the challenges faced by the non-profit over the last two years with Bruce Tulgan of The Indispensables podcast.

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Better Connecticut Interview with Barbara Pearce

Since Connecticut Hospice relies on contributions to provide customized services and therapies that aren't entirely covered by insurance, Scot Haney […]

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Florence Wald, Mother of Hospice in America

Florence Wald, often referred to as the Mother of Hospice in America, helped pioneer the hospice movement in America during the early 1970s.

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Celebrating Life & Sharing Love

Balloons, a birthday banner, ice cream cake - all good. The unexpected family visit is what made this celebration extra special.

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Hospice Pool Program

CTH & Branford Parks & Rec offer socially distanced Open Swim, Aquacise Classes, and Senior Swim, with views of Long Island Sound & free parking.

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Hospice & Palliative Care Training

Yale's Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program sends Medical Fellows to train with the Connecticut Hospice Interdisciplinary Team.

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Management of Agitation in Elders with Dementia

Strategies for managing agitation in hospice care. Understanding medication challenges and treatment options, to help preserve the dignity of dementia patients.

Read More
The Role of Benzodiazepines in Hospice Care

Understanding the role of benzodiazepines for pain relief in hospice care: Benefits, risks, and ethical considerations in managing end-of-life symptoms.

Read More
Compassionate Care: Hospice vs. Palliative Care Insights

Discover the distinctions between hospice and palliative care, their role in end-of-life support, medicare coverage, and compassionate patient stories.

Read More
Hospice Opioid Use: Myths, Types, Side Effects

Opioid Use for Hospice Care: Myths, Types, and Side Effects. Explore relief strategies for pain and breathlessness in serious illnesses.

Read More
Understanding Dementia Progression, Hospice Eligibility, and the Importance of the FAST Score

Navigate Dementia Progression & Hospice Eligibility. Learn about FAST Score, Types of Dementia, & Compassionate Hospice Care. Expert insights for families.

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Hospice Care Is the Kindest Form of Medicine

A Connecticut Hospice Intern shares what she has learned about the kindness of hospice care and that Connecticut is a place of light, love and peace.

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Nurturing Tomorrow's Healers: Hospice Care Education

From clinical experiences to interdisciplinary rounds, discover how this institution shapes empathetic and skilled healthcare professionals in end-of-life care.

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Hospice Opioid Use: Myths, Types, Side Effects

Opioid Use for Hospice Care: Myths, Types, and Side Effects. Explore relief strategies for pain and breathlessness in serious illnesses.

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How Hospice Care Focuses on Caring

Caring for patients in a hospice setting is a nurturing and supportive effort that draws on the expertise of all members of an interdisciplinary team.

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Hospice & Palliative Care Training

Yale's Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program sends Medical Fellows to train with the Connecticut Hospice Interdisciplinary Team.

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New Medical Fellows Welcomed to Connecticut Hospice

Clinical rotations halted by COVID-19 have resumed. One Medical Fellow is also an Emmy Award-winning, piano-playing, Culinary Institute Grad.

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Pandemic Expert Holds Town Hall with Connecticut Hospice Staff

Watch Town Hall with national expert on pandemics and public policy Professor Howard Forman - reducing risk in professional practice and personal lives during the pandemic. 

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Management of Agitation in Elders with Dementia

Strategies for managing agitation in hospice care. Understanding medication challenges and treatment options, to help preserve the dignity of dementia patients.

Read More
Nurturing Tomorrow's Healers: Hospice Care Education

From clinical experiences to interdisciplinary rounds, discover how this institution shapes empathetic and skilled healthcare professionals in end-of-life care.

Read More
Understanding Dementia Progression, Hospice Eligibility, and the Importance of the FAST Score

Navigate Dementia Progression & Hospice Eligibility. Learn about FAST Score, Types of Dementia, & Compassionate Hospice Care. Expert insights for families.

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Why You Should Have an Advance Directive Now

Understanding Advance Directives and why you should communicate your wishes about healthcare and medical interventions, before you become seriously ill.

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Admission to Connecticut Hospice Inpatient Facility

A breakdown of who is and is not eligible for inpatient hospice care as determined by Medicare criteria and understanding the 4 levels of hospice care.

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Mother of a Cancer Patient Authors a Guide to Palliative Care

The mother of a teen cancer victim shares what she's learned to help other families navigate the varied challenges of treating serious illness.

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