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FAQs About Home Hospice Care

Common issues and frequently asked questions that arise in the course of providing home hospice care.

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Bereavement Support in Hospice Care

Medicare pays for bereavement support for the surviving loved ones of hospice patients. Learn the many bereavement resources that Connecticut Hospice offers.

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Financial Aspects of Hospice Care

A breakdown of the difference between Medicare coverage for Palliative Care and Hospice Care and an explanation of the end-of-life care options so you can plan.

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Palliative Care vs. Hospice Care—What You Need to Know

A comprehensive breakdown of the differences between Palliative Care vs. Hospice Care. Which is better at what stage of illness and what are the cost differences?

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New Hospice Care Program for Dementia Patients

Announcing Magnolia Care, a new program to provide support for hospice patients and families dealing with final-stage dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Receiving Hospice Care in Many Settings

Hospice care is comfort care. It can be delivered in any setting where a patient lives and Medicare pays for many costs not covered in routine home care.

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Spiritual Care in Difficult Times, Part 2

Support during pandemic and protest - connections made in silence, solidarity in speaking up

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#SunshineSongs Concert, Sharing Showtunes with Shut-ins

Free Livestream Concert Series to Connect Isolated Patients During Covid-19, inspired by the viral #SunshineSongs Social Media Campaign.

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Spiritual Care in Difficult Times

What is spiritual care? A CT Hospice Pastoral Care Volunteer writes about offering spiritual support.

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Hospice Care During Coronavirus

Connecticut Hospice caregivers adapt to the COVID-19 crisis while maintaining excellence in care.

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Calm in Times of High Stress

For hospice patients receiving care at home, stress is a familiar burden - not just during a pandemic. Relaxation strategies from veteran caregivers.

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Memory, Reminiscence, & Life Review in Hospice Care

Hospice patients inevitably draw on memory to communicate a sense of themselves.

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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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How One Family Said Goodbye at Connecticut Hospice

An Unexpected Patient and the Importance of Patient and Family-centered Care

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NPR's Life Kit: End-of-Life Planning a "Lifetime Gift" To Your Loved Ones

Hospice caregivers find many people don't talk about, and plan for, death. NPR's Life Kit offers six important tasks to consider.

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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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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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Milestone Anniversary at Connecticut Hospice

June 11, 2020, marked the 46th Anniversary of approval by the Connecticut Commission on Hospitals & Health Care to build the nation's 1st Hospice.

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Palliative Care vs. Hospice Care—What You Need to Know

A comprehensive breakdown of the differences between Palliative Care vs. Hospice Care. Which is better at what stage of illness and what are the cost differences?

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New Hospice Care Program for Dementia Patients

Announcing Magnolia Care, a new program to provide support for hospice patients and families dealing with final-stage dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Receiving Hospice Care in Many Settings

Hospice care is comfort care. It can be delivered in any setting where a patient lives and Medicare pays for many costs not covered in routine home care.

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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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What is a Hospice Plan of Care?

The Hospice Plan of Care (POC) maps out the needs and services supplied to hospice patients and their caregivers.

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When Is It Time to Call Hospice? Signs that it's Time for Hospice Care

A Comprehensive Breakdown of the Physical and Mental Signs for When Hospice Care is Appropriate.

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Cannabis Can Make Dying Less Painful

A BuzzFeedNews Article about The Connecticut Hospice Cannabis Study.

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New Hospice Care Program for Dementia Patients

Announcing Magnolia Care, a new program to provide support for hospice patients and families dealing with final-stage dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Receiving Hospice Care in Many Settings

Hospice care is comfort care. It can be delivered in any setting where a patient lives and Medicare pays for many costs not covered in routine home care.

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What is a Hospice Plan of Care?

The Hospice Plan of Care (POC) maps out the needs and services supplied to hospice patients and their caregivers.

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When Is It Time to Call Hospice? Signs that it's Time for Hospice Care

A Comprehensive Breakdown of the Physical and Mental Signs for When Hospice Care is Appropriate.

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Grief, Mourning and COVID

During this time of pandemic, the mourning and grief of the bereaved are layered with the tremendous emotional impact of current circumstances. Survivors of one who has died in isolation due to pandemic restrictions, may feel not only profound grief but also trauma from their loved-one’s rapid decline, their inability to comfort them, and not being with them as they died.

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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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