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Is There Life After Caregiving?

An article published on The New York Times’ blog, New Old Age, explores the experience of caregivers of terminally-ill family members and loved ones. The essay examines not only the stresses that are present during the finals days of the…

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Hospice A Source of Savings, Quality Care

by Roxanne Riley, Executive Director, LifePath Hospice   For years, state and federal lawmakers have tried to find an answer to escalating health care costs. At the same time, patients and families want access to quality health care that is both…

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Tell Us Your Hospice Story

  Traveling to a destination rarely happens without adventure, mishaps, or detours, and the same goes with one’s life destination. FHPCA’s 28th Annual Forum Conference “Journey: Mapping Our Past, Paving New Roads” is about looking at the past, present, and…

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Hospice Myths to Avoid

By Joyce Baldrica, President and CEO of the VNA of the Treasure Coast and Nightingale Private Duty Nursing Hospice care offers the services you want. What stands in the way of more people choosing hospice care, is limited awareness of…

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FHPCA Announces 2013 Officers and Committee Chairs

Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association (FHPCA) announces the new additions to its Board Leadership and Executive Committee.   Linda Ward, President/CEO, Gulfside Regional Hospice, was elected a two two-year terms as President of FHPCA Board of Directors this past November….

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Music Comforts and Connects Couple

Written by: Ebony Faber, Publications Coordinator, Suncoast Hospice   Sometimes, in the midst of the darkness of dementia, moments of light shine through – an awakening. While under Suncoast Hospice care before his death, Christopher “Chris” Witt experienced his awakening through…

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The Holidays: How to Cope…

…When the Only Thing You Want, Is the One Thing You Can’t Have Article courtesy of Avow Hospice, Naples, Florida   The sobbing didn’t start until it was time to put the lights on the tree.   For years Nancy had…

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November is Florida Hospice Month

Hospice is a special kind of care provided for those at the end of life, and Governor Rick Scott has declared this November as Florida Hospice Month. November is an opportunity for hospice providers statewide to raise awareness about hospice…

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FHPCA Celebrating 30 Years of Success

By: Abby Vandegrift, Communications & Policy Coordinator for Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association     This October, Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association (FHPCA) celebrates its 30 year anniversary of dedicated service to hospice care in Florida. Established as Florida Hospices, Inc….

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Hospice: Helping Patients Live Well

By: Paul A. Ledford, CAE, CHA, Executive Director of   Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association   When you think of hospice, do you think of life? Chances are probably not. Often people think of hospice as a place you…

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Starting the Hospice Conversation

By Joyce Baldrica, President and CEO of the VNA of the Treasure Coast and Nightingale Private Duty Nursing   In life we prepare for everything… college, marriage, children, and retirement. Despite the conversations we have for these important milestones, rarely…

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Hospice Care: What Should We Expect?

By: Tiffany Campion, Director of Communications, Covenant Hospice   It has been said that human beings are the only living beings that have knowledge of and can anticipate their own death. Even if that is true, most of us just…

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