My Time at Camp Kangaroo
My Time at Camp Kangaroo
March 14, 2018

About the Author: Marco is an eleven-year old who attended Camp Kangaroo in Miami. He wrote this essay for a class after attending camp. My time at Camp ...

Bid Whist & Blessings
Bid Whist & Blessings
February 28, 2018

Death and I became acquaintances at a very young age. Raised by my extraordinary, single mother, and two incredible grandparents, I’ve always been proud of my ...

Learning Life Lessons From A Hospice Patient
Learning Life Lessons From A Hospice Patient
January 26, 2018

About the Author: Lucas Smith is a volunteer with Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care in New Haven, Connecticut. Lucas is also a medical student at ...

“Do You Really Think She Can Hear Me?”
“Do You Really Think She Can Hear Me?”
January 09, 2018

About a month ago I had the privilege of being at a patient’s bedside as she experienced a peaceful death. I am a Hospice Admissions Nurse and had been asked ...

Man’s Best Friend at All Stages of Life
Man’s Best Friend at All Stages of Life
January 02, 2018

They say that dog is man’s best friend, and those are words that are all too true for pet therapy team Rosemary and her pup, Sophie. From the first time we ...

Patsy and Frederick’s New Couch
Patsy and Frederick’s New Couch
December 18, 2017

Hospice care isn’t about just caring for our patient; it is also about caring for each individual family member who is part of our patient’s life. Often, it ...

Hospice: The Gift We Never Knew We Wanted to Receive
Hospice: The Gift We Never Knew We Wanted to Receive
December 07, 2017

“She is going to die. In a couple of weeks.” Those were the words spoken to me that cold, snowy December afternoon. “What is the next step then?” I asked the ...

When The Patient Ministers To Us
When The Patient Ministers To Us
November 30, 2017

I recently had the immense privilege of working with the family of a young woman who was being admitted for a terminal cancer diagnosis. Just walking into the ...

Carolyn’s Birdhouses
Carolyn’s Birdhouses
November 17, 2017

Earlier this year, we had a call come in to our Milton Inpatient Center in Massachusetts, one that to this day makes our staff smile. Our charge nurse ...

Christmas in October
Christmas in October
November 06, 2017

Christmas doesn’t usually arrive in the small town of Forest Grove, Oregon until December, but this year, it came early for one family. Audex “Audie” Gay was a ...

The Poet’s Song: Tom’s Legacy
The Poet’s Song: Tom’s Legacy
October 27, 2017

Our patient, Tom Layesman, was a man with a love for the written word. Tom majored in English at the University of Maryland before going on to do graduate work ...

Spiritual Presence Volunteers Nourish Patients’ Souls
Spiritual Presence Volunteers Nourish Patients’ Souls
October 27, 2017

There are certain prayers and scripture readings that bring me comfort. Because they are familiar to me, hearing them again and again brings me a sense of calm ...

1
2 3 4 5 6