Stories

Great Moments are Often Found in the Small Moments

Great Moments are Often Found in the Small Moments

  March 9, 2020

By Laurie Murry, Homeland Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Homeland Hospice has a patient who complains about the facility meals, her roommate, the temperature of her room, those who are caring for her, and more–a difficult person to please. But she enjoys playing cards, so we arranged for a volunteer to visit…

Guitars … with Gratitude… 2020 Tour Begins

Guitars … with Gratitude… 2020 Tour Begins

  March 6, 2020

A memorable music tour does more than provide a series of performances. It tells us a story, leaving us with cherished experiences we revisit in our minds and through conversations. Each stop on the tour is unique and personal. Homeland Hospice’s “Guitars … with Gratitude … 2020 Tour,” promises to…

Gifts

Gifts

  December 26, 2019

Helen Haddich, Homeland Hospice Nurse, has a gift of expression. We are grateful to her for allowing us to share the following article from her blog “From Saving to Sending, Hospice Isn’t Just About Dying.” Prior to becoming a Hospice Nurse, Helen’s journey included ten years of being a Med…

Holiday Gatherings are a Great Time for Advance Care Planning

Holiday Gatherings are a Great Time for Advance Care Planning

  December 23, 2019

  Editors Note: First published at csupalliativecare.org, we thank the Shiley Institute for Palliative Care for giving us permission to reprint this important and timely article. Experts say ‘Tis the Season to Talk with Family about Healthcare Wishes   When parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and other family members gather…

Remembering Fallen Veterans: Homeland Hospice Participates in Wreaths Across America Day

Remembering Fallen Veterans: Homeland Hospice Participates in Wreaths Across America Day

  December 16, 2019

Every life has a story. These words are engraved on a simple stone at the entrance of the Dauphin County Cemetery, also known as Potter’s Field. The site serves as the final resting place for more than 800 unclaimed remains. World War II Navy Veteran Frank Bakanus, Jr., from Derry…

Where do we begin?

Where do we begin?

  December 13, 2019

Authored by Buffie Finney, Clinical Liaison for Homeland Hospice, the following article was first published in the Fall issue of  “Central PA Medicine,” the official publication of the Dauphin County Medical Society. I recently heard an all too familiar story about an 88-year-old gentleman I’ll call “William” whose life changed…

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