How To Support a Grieving Child

Our upcoming Mother’s Day program for grieving children, scheduled for Wednesday, May 6th, will be canceled due to our continuing practice of social distancing.  In lieu of the program, we would like to offer these free activities for grieving children to do at...

COVID-19 Update

In times like this, we need to take a look at our healthcare a little differently.Hospice & Palliative Care of Chenango County provides state-of-the-art in-home care, mail-order pharmacy, registered nurses on call 24/7 and more! Allowing you to be closely managed...

What If We Treated Death Like Birth?

What if we were all versed in death, our own and others’? What if hearing news of dying and death was met with the deep love with which we greet new life? What if we knew how to care for the grieving, just as we know how to coo at a new baby? Read the article here. To...

Understanding The Spiritual Needs of the Dying

Dying is more than a physical event. Rather the experience reaches us on all levels — psychological, social, and of course, spiritual. We cannot neglect the spiritual needs any more than we can neglect the physical needs. Care for the dying is inherently holistic....

Who will speak for you?

Advance care planning is the process of talking about and writing down your wishes for medical care if you become unable to speak for yourself. Writing down what you want in an advance directive can help make sure your wishes for future medical care are followed. See...

10 Ways to Help the Elderly in Winter

Winter can bring many healthcare challenges for older people, especially those with mobility issues or those who are homebound. “There are emotional risks, such as isolation from friends and community, and also physical risks, such as falls. Risks can be minimized if...

Why Choose Hospice?

Why choose hospice? Hospice care offers end-of-life comfort and support; it works best if you think about it ahead of time. Here is a great introduction from Harvard Health on the basics of hospice and a physician’s perspective on starting the conversation about...

7 Things You Should Never Say to Patients or Caregivers

Have you been in this situation before? Where you struggle with the rights words? It’s hard to watch someone you love go through hardship. No one wants to say anything that will make their pain worse, and so we often default to cliché language that isn’t...