Niagara Hospice Holds Annual Light-A-Life Ceremony

 Each year, Niagara Hospice invites the community to its Light-A-Life event. It has become a tradition for many families who have experienced the loss of a loved one.


Volunteer Training is Monday, Jan. 20

Volunteer training is Monday, January 20 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Niagara Hospice Administration Building at 4675 Sunset Drive in Lockport. For more information, please call 280-0748.


Caregiver Fatigue and How Hospice Can Help

Providing care to an individual in the home can include assisting daily living activities, including grocery shopping, dressing, transferring, toileting, eating and medication administration. People who care for loved ones at home are at risk for developing significant amounts of emotional, financial and physical stress.


Strategies for Navigating Holidays With Grief or Loss

Coping with the holidays when you are experiencing grief, loss, depression, S.A.D. or estrangement in your life can be very challenging. There are unwritten cultural norms, expectations and media bombarding us from every direction that say, “It’s the time of the year to be happy. 

 


Rediscovering Holiday Peace

Holiday traditions are rife with history and connections to times gone by. They are connections to a time when your loved one was alive and well, and participating in the festivities. You know by now that nothing will ever be the same in your life; it is forever changed by the life and death of this person.


Hospice & Palliative Care Month Salutes Staff & Volunteers

National Hospice & Palliative Care Month prompts us to reflect on the growth of hospice care and the benefits that professionals and volunteers provide to patients, families and caregivers. 


Niagara Hospice Podcast #3 With Jane James, NP, Director of Admissions

Niagara Hospice presents its third podcast to answer common questions about hospice care for patients with late-stage illnesses and their families or caregivers. You can listen to Jane James, NP, Director of Admissions, at Niagara Hospice, address a variety of questions related to the referral and admission process.


Niagara Hospice Podcast #2 With Danielle Burngasser, RN, BSN, Vice President of Hospice Clinical Services

Niagara Hospice presents its second podcast to answer common questions about hospice care for patients with late-stage illnesses and their families or caregivers. In this episode, Danielle Burngasser, RN, BSN, Vice President of Hospice Clinical Services at Niagara Hospice, discusses community care and partner facilities. 


Niagara Hospice Podcast #1 With Dr. Richard Castaldo, Medical Director

Niagara Hospice podcast outlines common questions about hospice care with Dr. Richard Castaldo, Niagara Hospice Medical Director, addressing hospice eligibility, symptom management and Niagara Hospice House.


Families Find Similar Experiences Through Bereavement Support Groups

Each month the Niagara Hospice Bereavement Services Department offers several support groups that focus on a particular type of loss.


Remembering My Grandmother

A Niagara Hospice family member shares the story of her grandmother's care.


Recognizing National Nurses Week

 

Thank you to all the nurses out there for choosing a profession committed to providing selfless service to others.

 


Summer Brings Great Times and Community Support

As we enjoy spring weather, it is also a great time to start filling up the calendar with summer events and outdoor activities in our communities across Niagara County. 

The Niagara Hospice special events department produces several signature summer events that raise funds to provide the highest quality of specialized care for our patients and comprehensive support for their families and caregivers.


April is National Counseling Awareness Month

 April is National Counseling Awareness Month. Counselors work as mental health specialists in many settings throughout the community. They work in clinics, private practices, agencies, hospitals, schools, prisons, and in other settings.


Niagara Hospice Recognizes Volunteers

Volunteers are often the unsung heroes of nonprofit organizations. They provide vital support for programming, services and administration that may go unnoticed to casual observer. Every April, organizations around the country salute their volunteers for all the dedication, hard work and enthusiasm they bring to every shift, every task and special event.


National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16

Do you know who will make health care decisions for you if you can't?


With few options for families facing dementia, Niagara Hospice expands community-based care program

 As Alzheimer's disease and related dementia diagnoses continue to increase in our region, it is essential to devote additional resources toward customizing patient care and enhancing family support options. This growing population has many unique needs while living with various symptoms and challenges. Additionally, these patients' families and caregivers experience great stress and fatigue in managing their care.


Join Us in Saluting Social Workers in March

 As we prepare for the joys of spring, we are pleased to recognize March as National Social Work Month, a commemoration that the National Association of Social Workers (SocialWorkers.org) introduced in March 1963. 

 


A Season With Niagara Hospice and Alzheimer's Disease

My husband, Walter, was diagnosed with dementia in 2010. It really started after his sister died in July 2009. He could no longer do simple tasks like pay bills, carry on a normal conversation (he repeated himself), prepare simple foods or drive without getting lost. He was always confused about what time of day it was. He quickly had all 10 symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.


Your Shopping on Amazon Contributes to Niagara Hospice

If you shop on Amazon, click here and you will also be contributing 0.5% of all of your purchases to Niagara Hospice.

 


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