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 […]
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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 […]
As Medicare’s first proven coordinated care model, hospice is a program that works. For decades, WV Caring has helped its patients and family’s transition through life-limiting illness. The goal is to provide comprehensive pain and symptom management, emotional and spiritual support while allowing them to spend valuable time together for as long as possible. To […]
As we get older, driving becomes one of the challenges we have to face. At some point, seniors must turn in the key and retire from driving completely. Before this stage, it’s important to drive as safely as possible and to be aware of your abilities to drive a car. For instance, physical weakness from […]
When a loved one is seriously ill, you want them to be the most comfortable and content they can be. Finding the best care to provide for their needs and conditions is important. When researching care options for your loved one, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with the medical terminology regarding different services available. Whether […]
Having to come to terms with a recent death of a loved one is hard. We are not here to say that it is easy. But, what we can say is you are not alone. Through the many stages of grief, our grief and loss counseling and support groups are going to be with you […]
This is the second installment of my journey with my mother, the hospice care conversation and the health concerns related to advanced illnesses. In writing this, I hope that more people start the hospice care conversation with their loved ones earlier.
As you grow older, you change. Your body behaves in a way that it didn’t before. Don’t let these changes get you by surprise. You can live a full life, and enjoy it. Aging healthy is important. Learn more about how your body can change and what you can do to keep yourself aging healthy.
It is vital to everyone involved that your loved one who has an advanced illness gets the best care and support they need. Having the hospice care conversation can be tough, especially when it is started by other family members. A loved one may not think they need hospice care, even though they’ve experienced someone else in […]
Advance care planning doesn’t need to wait for your golden years. In fact, at any age, a medical crisis could leave you too ill to make your healthcare decisions. For example, do you ever remember driving by the scene of a bad accident and saying, “I hope they are alright.” Then you might imagine if […]
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