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Should We Wait for the Doctor to Suggest Hospice?

The truth of the matter is that many patients near the end-of-life journey often wait too long to seek hospice care as a treatment option. This may only give the patient and family a few short weeks or sometimes just days or hours to receive care, which means they did not experience the full benefit […]

WV Hospice Care Ranks 6th in nation

WV Hospice Consumer Satisfaction Scores Ranked 6th in the Nation

West Virginia’s hospice care consumer satisfaction scores ranked 6th in the country last year. WV hospice providers have always worked to ensure that each patient and family receives excellent care.  And, West Virginians should be proud of the quality of hospice care provided in their state.

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Blood Cancer Awareness Month

September is recognized as Blood Cancer Awareness Month to bring attention to the types of blood cancers like leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Blood cancers form in the bone marrow where it creates blood, or in the lymphatic system that protects us from infections. In the United States, 14,000 people have been diagnosed with some form […]

Finding Hospice Earlier Can Benefit Your Terminally Ill Loved One

“People should open their arms to hospice much sooner,” Betsy Pyle, whose husband received hospice care, said. Unfortunately, families and their loved ones wait too long before seeking out hospice options. According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, a greater proportion of Medicare patients were enrolled in hospice a total of seven days […]

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Cancer: How WV Caring Can Help?

Cancer affects everyone differently. The battle of cancer is influenced by many factors from the patient’s environment, support system, lifestyle to their past experiences. The physical and emotional effects can be terrifying, overwhelming, and weighing for the patient and their loved ones. According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the number of new […]