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Hospice Helps Children With Grief and Loss at Bereavement Camp

Posted by Amedisys on Apr 10, 2019 2:00:18 PM

Camp Braveheart is a grief camp for children coping with the loss of a loved one. Each year, a small group of children ages 6 to 16 arrives at Camp Braveheart in Chapel Hill, NC with heavy hearts. Camp Braveheart greets them with open arms, bereavement support, fun projects and cheeseburgers.

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What to Expect as a Hospice Volunteer

Posted by Amedisys on Apr 10, 2019 1:31:54 PM

For patients on hospice care, volunteers play an essential role. Whether they’re simply being present with a patient or helping behind the scenes, volunteers help create trusting bonds and meaningful memories for hospice patients and their loved ones. Just as volunteers are important to hospice patients, hospice patients make service work rewarding for volunteers.

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Vet-to-Vet Cafés in Veterans Hospice

Posted by Amedisys on Nov 9, 2018 3:53:38 PM

A simple coffee hour can make a big difference to veterans in hospice care. No one knows this better than volunteer coordinator Cynthia Robotham and bereavement coordinator Judy Hunter from Beacon Hospice, an Amedisys Company, in Hyannis, MA.

Each month, they coordinate a Vet-to-Vet Café at nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities and other long-term care centers in their area. The event is open to all veterans, not just Amedisys patients.

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Veterans Hospice Pinning Ceremony for War Hero

Posted by Amedisys on Nov 6, 2018 11:33:41 AM

On September 3, 2018, the veterans hospice care team from Beacon Hospice, an Amedisys company, in Portsmouth, NH gathered with his family to honor Chief Warrant Officer Richard F. LaBranche. He completed 22 years of faithful service in the United States Army and United States Navy. Richard served on active duty with the U.S. Navy for 16 years, starting in 1950. He was stationed in various locations including Naval Intelligence at the Pentagon. He then transferred to the U.S. Army where he finished his career, retiring in 1972.

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Sometimes, the Hardest Conversations Are the Most Important

Posted by Mike Fleming on Aug 7, 2018 1:28:24 PM

We’re a society that plans. Family vacations. Retirement savings. Weddings and birthday parties. Reservations for our favorite restaurant or a trip to the local movie theater. We plan these events in our lives because we want to be prepared and because we know that good planning will generally yield good results.

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