What is a volunteer? A volunteer is someone who contributes time, effort, and talent to meet a need or cause. Volunteers are a very important part of our Hearth Hospice Team. They provide extra help to our staff, our patients and families. We have Volunteers who: help in the office [...]
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Meet Charlie, Hearth Hospice's Certified Therapy Dog. This is Charlie. He has been trained and certified as a therapy dog for Hearth Hospice. Therapy dogs provide emotional and mental support to individuals through their stable temperaments and friendly, easy-going personalities. His duty is to interact with a variety of people and provide [...]
How do I know when I need bereavement counseling? What does a bereavement counselor do? If you find that the normal symptoms of grief such as sleep disturbance, change in appetite, intense emotions, feelings of regret or guilt, or excessive ruminating about what happened are interfering with your daily functioning, then it [...]
The Embrace Life program is designed to fulfill the last wishes of our patients. From simple things like baking a cake or driving a truck, to attending special events, our staff members are experienced in helping patients "Embrace Life" despite their terminal illness. Each patient is unique and we strive to go above and [...]
Musical Memoirs Program Musical Memoirs is an evidence based music program for patients with Alzheimer’s disease that is designed to enhance the quality of life of our patients. The program provides listening experiences through personalized playlists and music sessions with our volunteer musicians. Music is used to improve mood, decrease agitation, stimulate memories, [...]
What is hospice? Hospice care is a type of care and philosophy of care that focuses on the palliation of a chronically ill, terminally ill or seriously ill patient's pain and symptoms, and attending to their emotional and spiritual needs. Examples of hospice care include: The patient's physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. [...]