West Virginians Have the Right to Access End-of-Life Care

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 […]

American Heart Month: Heart Disease Risks

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 […]

When is it Time to Contact WV Caring for End-of-Life Care

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 […]

When is it Time to Consider Hospice Care?

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 […]

Driving Tips for Seniors

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 […]