What is Palliative Care?

“What is Palliative Care?” Article provided by Gulfside Hospice & Pasco Palliative Care   Mary is in her 70s and has chronic emphysema – but she is not terminal and does not qualify for hospice care. She has been to … Continue reading

Awards Nomination Deadline Approaching – March 15th!

  Know a person or a program that deserves recognition? Nominate them for FHPCA’s Awards of Excellence!   WHAT ARE THE AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE? Excellence in the delivery of hospice and palliative care is the hallmark of hospice providers and professionals in … Continue reading

FHPCA Announces 2014 Executive Committee

For over 30 years, FHPCA has worked toward the betterment of hospice through the commitment of our members and our Board Leadership. We are pleased to announce the new additions to our Board Leadership and Executive Committee.   “We feel … Continue reading

Tips for Managing the Holidays

The grief journey never looks or feels the same for those that have lost loved ones. Grieving patterns differ depending on the relationship, the passing, and the season in the surviving member’s life. No one can truly understand what a … Continue reading

The Hospice House Difference

The Hospice House Difference By Patricia Klein, Sr. Public Relations Specialist, Good Shepherd Hospice and Abby Vandegrift, Communications & Policy Coordinator, Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association   Judy Goll will always remember October 22, 2011. Even though doctors had … Continue reading

Hospice: Something More Dispels Myths about Hospice Care

Television viewers are afforded a rare glimpse into the lives of hospice patients in the one-hour special program, “Hospice: Something More” premiering Thursday, November 7 at 9pm ET on RLTV. The program was produced by Hospice Foundation of America and … Continue reading

Support Hospice in a Visible Way

November is Hospice & Palliative Care Month and is not only a great time to recognize the excellent end-of-life care provided in Florida, but also an opportunity to support hospice programming through the purchase of the Specialty Hospice License Plate. … Continue reading

Helping Caregivers Understand Wound Care

By  VNA of the Treasure Coast   For many caregivers, taking care of a loved one means much more than medication reminders and preparing meals. More arduous tasks such as wound care become part of the responsibilities of the caregiver. … Continue reading

Volunteering Offers Many Benefits

by VNA of the Treasure Coast   Volunteering doesn’t just serve as a benefit to the community, it can also serve as a benefit to your health. Studies have shown that seniors who volunteer regularly increase their mental and physical … Continue reading

Helping You Care for a Loved One with COPD

by VNA of the Treasure Coast     When a loved one is diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, (COPD), there are certain things that you, as the caregiver, should know. It is important that you understand the various aspects … Continue reading