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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 […]

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF): How Can WV Caring Help?

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 […]

Stroke Awareness: How Can WV Caring Help?

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: How Can WV Caring Help?

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 […]