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Connecticut Hospice Chaplains

Hospice chaplains are trained medical-spiritual professionals supporting patients/families through end-of-life as an important component of comprehensive care.

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Nutrition Concerns for Terminal Patients

Common concerns around hospice patients’ changes in food and liquid consumption. A guide on supporting your loved ones' nutrition at the end of life.

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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 Program at Connecticut Hospice

A new program at Connecticut Hospice is helping people document their wishes for medical care.

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Extending Palliative Care to Patients at Home

Connecticut Hospice extends palliative care to patients at home with serious illness.

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It's Expensive to Die in America

Chief Medical Officer, Joe Sacco speaks on Connecticut Public Radio about medical care expenses in in the final months of life

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Cannabis Can Make Dying Less Painful

A BuzzFeedNews Article about The Connecticut Hospice Cannabis Study.

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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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What Is It Like to Work in a Hospice?

Employees at The Connecticut Hospice find that Hospice work is not sad or depressing, but a meaningful calling that offers perspective and gratitude to daily life.

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Water Birds of Connecticut Hospice

The arrival of spring brings water birds to Connecticut Hospice's shoreline. Patients and visitors can enjoy birdwatching and witnessing the circle of life.

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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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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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Spiritual Care in Difficult Times, Part 2

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

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COVID-care Town Hall with Yale Public Health Dean

Dr Sten Vermund spoke to Connecticut Hospice staff in COVID-care Town Hall, on protections for workers & families, testing, & vaccines

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