Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive, neurodegenerative life-limiting disease. ALS is a disease that weakens an individual’s muscles and impacts physical function such as walking, dressing, writing, speaking and breathing. According to the ALS Association, a little over 5,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with ALS […]
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According to a 2017 America’s Health Rankings from the United Health Foundation report, 7.4 percent of West Virginians have coronary heart disease, which is the highest percentage in the United States. Heart disease can put an individual at risk for heart failure, which occurs when the heart muscles can no longer pump effectively, and fluid […]
The highest mortality among stroke patients occurs within the first 30 days. The effects of a stroke can lead to damage that is irreversible and can impact a number of functions necessary for the body to function properly. With someone suffering from a stroke every four seconds, hospice can provide support care for a stroke […]
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. Unfortunately, COPD is the third leading cause of death by disease in the United States, with West Virginia’s population leading the pack in adults diagnosed with COPD at 13.6 percent. COPD causes long-term disability because of the […]
As we observe Older Americans Month, we want to address some of the issues that come with aging, specifically access to end-of-life care. Concerns over health care and how to pay for it are paramount for baby boomers entering their 60s and near retirement age. Many of these baby boomers are providing care for their […]
West Virginia Caring is holding its Annual Camp Caring, formerly Camp Nabe, on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Camp Mountaineer on 187 Camp Mountaineer Road, off RT 119 in Morgantown, WV. The non-profit is accepting applications for campers who would like to attend this year’s camp.
Meet in a supportive and confidential setting with others who have suffered the loss of a loved one through our community bereavement support groups. Group attendees will gain knowledge of helpful coping skills and gain insight into the grief process. We have community bereavement support groups located in: Monongalia County Marion County Wetzel County Preston […]
According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, approximately 84 million people in America suffer from some form of cardiovascular disease like heart disease. Heart disease can put an individual at risk for heart failure. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 5.7 million adults have heart failure. Heart failure occurs when the heart muscles […]
At WV Caring, we believe contacting a hospice and palliative care provider for end-of-life services earlier rather than later is important. Starting care earlier can help patients provide the necessary medical care and manage the symptoms, emotional and spiritual needs throughout the life-limiting illness. Families and caregivers receive direct support by providing practical assistance, caregiver […]
ABOUT THE 10TH ANNUAL “HAVE A HEART” CAMPAIGN West Virginia Caring, formerly Hospice Care Corporation is kicking off its 10th Annual “Have a Heart” fundraiser to increase awareness and raise money for patients who need Advanced Illness Care services. The theme of this year’s campaign is “Give Local.” The campaign will run through the entire […]
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