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Giving Thanks

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Thinking of all of you as we anticipate a holiday that includes family, friends, our favorite foods, and many blessings. We are very grateful for your hard work and dedicated service to those who need and choose hospice and palliative care in the Carolinas, and beyond […]

Everyday Heroes

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Everyday Heroes

In light of November’s Hospice and Palliative Care month, we will be sharing thoughts about the impact of the work that hospice teams do 365 days a year, 24/7.

As a 2-state association for the Carolinas, we need not look very far to understand the dedication of hospice staff every day. Hurricane Matthew affected the Carolinas for weeks after the storm left our states. Flash flooding, storm surge and catastrophic cresting of rivers no doubt affected the individuals and families you serve and the safety of your teams. More importantly, natural disasters take […]

Hospice of Chesterfield County

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The mission of Hospice of Chesterfield County is to provide quality compassionate care and support for patients and families. With the family as primary caregivers, we offer assistance in meeting the physical and emotional demands of the family members, mostly in the comfort of their own homes or skilled nursing facilities. Our goal is to provide this professional service of pain relief and symptom management to as many people as possible. We are committed to the patient and family – focusing on quality rather than quantity of life. Hospice of Chesterfield County tries to instill “hope” to all. We believe “Every […]

What is “hospice” really?

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by Patti Moore, The Watershed Group
Patti.Moore@TheWatershedGroup.com

Is hospice a commodity? Is it a payment system for the dying? Is it only for the final days of life? Is it only about giving morphine until a patient is no longer in pain?

Last week I attended the National Summit of the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) in Washington DC. The speakers were Congressmen and Senators, health care leaders and insurers, pastors, and seriously ill people, and the Acting Administrator of Medicare/Medicaid and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; all people interested in making the […]