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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 […]

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The Differences Between Hospice and Home Health Services in West Virginia

At WV Caring, we know that living with an advanced illness can be overwhelming. We understand this challenging time you are experiencing, and our team wants you to know that you are not alone. We’re often asked which kind of care does my loved one need: home health or hospice? We like to describe and […]

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS): Can WV Caring Help

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 […]