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Can He Remember My Name? Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me

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CNN’s airing of the documentary Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me revealed an intimate and touching glimpse into the decline of a beloved public figure. Mr. Campbell’s courage to be public about his journey with Alzheimer’s Disease is a remarkable service to us all. With the aging of the American population and a population that is living longer, it is predicted that Alzheimer’s Disease or another form of dementia will afflict 1 in 3 who live to be 85. Are we prepared?

Working in an association dedicated to helping its members provide quality end of life […]

Accountable Care Guide for Hospice and Palliative Care Published

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The Toward Accountable Care (TAC) Consortium and Initiative is pleased to announce the release of its latest specialty toolkit for members of the medical community interested in learning more about how their practice fits into the value-based model called an accountable care organization (ACO). The Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care (TCC) was the only hospice association to contribute to the creation of this informational guide.

According to Annette Kiser, TCC’s Director of Quality & Compliance, “The guide is the product of many contributions from TCC, its members and other medical professionals. A truly collaborative […]

On Being Mortal

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While watching the Frontline special Being Mortal, I was reminded again that what The Carolinas Center’s members do is very special in the world of healthcare.  It is special because you are providing a chance at living and comfort to people who are at their most vulnerable.

I was inspired by the many families who shared their stories, providing a glimpse into the agony of facing one’s mortality and making decisions about how to spend one’s final days. I was inspired because the show provided an intimate picture into our humanity – the tensions between hope and realism […]

Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge

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Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge is dedicated to providing individualized end-of-life care that exceeds the minimal standard of care required of all hospice providers. We believe there is no room for a “one-size-fits-all” approach to hospice care. Every patient and family is unique. We make every effort to address the needs of body, mind, and spirit with compassion and an expertise that has made us the leading community resource with regard to end-of-life and palliative care. Our expert team is carefully chosen and is devoted to an uncompromising commitment to […]