Coping with Holidays and Family Celebrations

December 23, 2013

By Helen Fitzgerald, CT Training Director, American Hospice Foundation November 17, 2005 When a loved one has died, holidays, anniversaries, and birthdays inevitably bring fresh memories and a re-experience of the pain of grief. The void appears again. If the death is recent, you might feel numb much of this holiday season, but next year’s […]

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November 14 is World Diabetes Day

November 14, 2013

  World Diabetes Day is celebrated every year on November 14. It was introduced by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1991 in response to concern over the escalating incidence of diabetes around the world. Since then, the event has grown in popularity every year and engages millions of people worldwide […]

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Medicare Open Enrollment Is Underway

November 6, 2013

    Medicare is stronger than ever with more benefits, better choices, and lower costs to beneficiaries. Expanded Medicare benefits under the Affordable Care Act continue to be available, including certain free preventive benefits, cancer screenings and an annual wellness visit. Whether you choose Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan – take advantage of Open Enrollment to […]

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Halloween 2013 Volunteer Crafts

November 4, 2013

November is Home Health and Hospice Month, a time to celebrate home care and hospice professionals, volunteers and caregivers and the special relationships that they maintain with patients and their family members. November also marks the 10th anniversary of Island Hospice. Volunteers are helping us celebrate by showering patients with homemade holiday gifts. Island Hospice would like to thank […]

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Safety in the Home

October 2, 2013

As seniors age, they become more susceptible to suffering an accident in their home. Falls and fire are two of the most common causes of injury among seniors. The following are some preventive measures to ensure optimum safety when at home. Fall Safety Lighting – Make sure you have strong lighting in your home. Put […]

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Immunizations Aren’t Just for Kids

August 1, 2013

Each year in August, National Immunization Awareness Month (NAIM) provides the opportunity to highlight the need for improving national immunization coverage levels and encourages all people to protect their health by being immunized against infectious diseases. The need for immunizations doesn’t end with childhood. Each year, thousands of adults in the United States suffer serious health […]

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