5 Tips | Grief & The Holidays - CompassionCare Hospice

The holiday season is here, which means family get-togethers, gift-giving, and happy times. For some this is the case, but for others, this can be a time filled with grief and sadness. Holidays are for spending time with those we love the most, so how can someone be expected to handle this time when a loved one… Read more »


CompassionCare | The Morning Blend Interview - CompassionCare Hospice

Employees, Julie McIntosh, LPN, CDP and Jennifer Laurie, RN, from CompassionCare participated in a TV interview for local program The Morning Blend to help educate for National Hospice & Palliative Care Month. They discussed important topics relating to hospice and introduced this year’s theme “It’s About How You Live.” Click here to view interview: CompassionCare… Read more »


Dear Mom - CompassionCare Hospice

I see you, but it isn’t you.  The same eyes, the same smile, the same face. But you’re leaving me, one breath at a time, going to a peaceful place in your mind where there’s no place for me. The arms that used to hold me are quiet at your sides.  The legs that used… Read more »


Volunteering with Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

Volunteers are an essential part of a hospice team, participating in roles from directly interacting with patients to helping with fundraising efforts. Hospice volunteers often describe their work as purposeful, validating, and meaningful. Hospice volunteers are at the heart of every hospice operation and are valued greatly. How Hospice Volunteers Serve Supporting Patients This is… Read more »



It’s Okay to Feel Shocked - CompassionCare Hospice

The death of a loved one is a hard reality to grasp. Often, it can feel like a bad dream that you just can’t wake up from. Although you may know that your loved one is very sick or in the process of dying, the unavoidability of dying always feels sudden, unforeseen and unbelievable. It’s… Read more »



Our Bereavement Services - CompassionCare Hospice

Grieving for loved ones who are experiencing a life-limiting illness is natural for families and friends. This process can often begin before death occurs. CompassionCare Hospice Bereavement Services are available for those who are coping with losing a loved one. Our staff is committed to working closely with families who are working through the grieving… Read more »


Life-Limiting Illnesses – When to Call Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

A life-limiting illness is an incurable chronic disease or condition that no longer respond to curative treatments. Examples of a life-limiting illness include: Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia Stroke ALS Parkinson’s Disease Heart Disease Pulmonary Disease Liver Disease End-stage Renal Disease AIDS Cancer A life limiting illness, coupled with symptoms below, could be indicators of decline… Read more »


The Grief Survival Kit - CompassionCare Hospice

Let yourself grieve. It’s important to let yourself take this roller coaster ride and feel your emotions rather than suppress them. No matter how hard you try to bury those feelings of grief, they will continue to resurface, and you won’t be able to truly move on. Start the healing process by giving into grief…. Read more »