end of life care

Grief During the Holiday Season

Tips, Tricks, and True Stories

The holiday season can be a uniquely difficult time for those grieving the loss of a loved one.

A 2021 survey of 2,000* U.S. adults indicated that 36 percent of respondents didn’t want to celebrate the holidays because of feelings of grief or loss. The reasons vary widely from person to person and […]

December 16th, 2023|News & Announcements|

2016 Above & Beyond Award Winners

Hospice Care Plus presented four Above and Beyond awards at its 2016 annual dinner on December 13. This year’s recipients are:

Hogg Rentals, Berea
Madison County EMS, Richmond
Marcum and Wallace Memorial Hospital, Irvine
Rockcastle Pediatrics, Mt. Vernon

The awards are given each year to civic groups, non-profits, churches, businesses or other organizations that go to great lengths to […]

December 20th, 2016|News & Announcements|

Get Remembrance Tree Ornaments Now

Hospice Care Plus’s annual Remembrance Tree ceremony is set for Sunday, December 4, 2:00 p.m., at a new location: EKU’s Center for the Arts.

The event is a long-standing tradition for Hospice Care Plus and the community, bringing hundreds together for more than 20 years.

The Remembrance Tree ceremony gives the community a chance to remember loved ones […]

November 23rd, 2016|Events, News & Announcements|

Nat’l Hospice Month-Know Your Options

The theme of National Hospice Month 2016 is Know Your Options.

According to the Conversation Project, 80% of people say, if they had a serious illness, they would want to talk to their doctor about end-of-life care options. Only 7% actually have that conversation with their doctor.

In honor of National Hospice Month 2016: Know  Your […]

November 4th, 2016|Events, News & Announcements|

New Study Links Hospice to Reduced Depression for Spouses

A new study shows that spouses of hospice patients have fewer depression symptoms than those whose spouses did not receive hospice care.
The research was conducted at Mt. Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine and published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Researchers studied Medicare claims data and responses to the Health and Retirement Study, which focuses on adults […]

August 27th, 2015|News & Announcements|