November 2013


Hospice of the Western Reserve Offers Resources for Caregivers


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​November 20, 2013 (Cleveland, Ohio) --“There are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers.”

This quote from Rosalynn Carter always makes me stop in my tracks – we will all at some point and in some way be involved in caregiving. Such a humbling thought, isn’t it? And when I look around, I do see this play out in my world. I’m guessing that many of you do, too.
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November 20 2013


Grief Knows No Time



The anniversary of my dad’s death is also right around the time of Thanksgiving. In fact, Thanksgiving fell during Shiva and we had a small, but traditional turkey dinner. It felt dreamlike. Last year, we went back to our traditional meal at my sister’s with many family members and, although it was festive, we could feel Dad’s absence.
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November 12 2013


Baby Boomers Embracing New Cause: Choice at the End of Life


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Cleveland, Ohio (Nov. 11, 2013) – Death and dying have long been taboo topics, but as baby boomers enter their senior years, societal views are changing. From honoring loved ones on Facebook to celebrating the lives of family members through creative, personalized memorial services, the 78 million Americans born 1946-1964 are already beginning to break down barriers and transform the way society views death. As the best-educated seniors this country has seen, they are also insisting on power and decision making throughout the entire health care continuum, including the final phase of life.
 
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November 11 2013


Ames Family Hospice House Awarded Prestigious LEED® Green Building Certification


November 20, 2013 (Cleveland, Ohio) — Hospice of the Western Reserve announced today that its new 40,000-square foot patient care center, Ames Family Hospice House, has been awarded LEED®  Gold certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.
 
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November 09 2013

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