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Hospice announces new medical director - theday.com (subscription)

Hospice announces new medical directortheday.com (subscription)Norwich — Dr. Vanessa Johnson has been named the new medical director for the hospice and palliative care program at The Center for Hospice Care, the center announced Thursday. Johnson is board certified in hospice…

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Angelina County Chamber honors Hospice in Pines director with leadership award - KTRE

Angelina County Chamber honors Hospice in Pines director with leadership awardKTREThe Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual Women’s Networking Event with more than 200 women in attendance Wednesday. Part of an empowerment project, Junior League of Lufkin showcased…

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Cornerstone VNA Hospice Director Andrea Patrick-Baudet to serve on national committee

Rochester, NY (Foster’s Daily Democrat) March 16, 2017 Cornerstone VNA is proud to announce that Andrea Patrick-Baudet RN, CHPN, CHPCA, Hospice Director, has been selected to serve on the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s Quality & Standards Committee. Her…

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Arkansas Valley Hospice announces Ken West as new director

La Junta, CO (Bent County Democrat) March 15, 2017 After six years as a chaplain at Arkansas Valley Hospice Inc., Ken West, Ph.D., has agreed to take on a new role: acting director. Shamay Smith, who had been with the…

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Integrity Home Care + Hospice appoints new director

Springfield, MO (Springfield News-Leader) March 4, 2017 Integrity Home Care + Hospice is pleased to announce that Mica Burnett has been appointed as the director of marketing and public relations. Burnett joined Integrity in 2011 as the public relations coordinator…

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SVNA hires Melanie McGinn as new hospice director

Torrington, CT (Litchfield County Times) March 1, 2017 The Salisbury Visiting Nurse Association has appointed Melanie McGinn of Cornwall as Hospice Director a position previously held by Donna DiMartino who is retiring from SVNA. Melanie came to SVNA after working…

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Haven Hospice director, Anita Howard, talks about effects of dementia

Chiefland, FL (Chiefland Citizen) February 22, 2017 By David Davis The further a loved one slips into dementia, the more pain is inflicted on spouses, children or other caregivers left behind as they watch the love one disappear. Haven Hospice…

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Barbara Karnes: Closure with Dad at End of Life

Dear Barbara, My father and I have always had a difficult relationship. He is now approaching death. What do I do? There is no perfect relationship. Life is a series of easy and difficult  experiences. Some relationship are just more…

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Bereavement with Death of a Child, by Barbara Karnes

Dear Barbara, Three years ago my child died.  Why can’t I move on? It seems I am stuck in pain all the time. I can’t think of any loss greater than the loss of a child, although I’ve had people disagree with…

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Dementia Doesn’t Play By The Rules

QUESTION: My question is about when someone with advanced dementia is in that sort of vague pre-active dying period, say those months in and out of the hospital, the time when the PEG (artificial feeding) conversation starts to happen. So…

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