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Children and Grief

Experiencing the death of someone significant in your life can feel quite disorienting at any age.  When this happens in childhood, grief needs can be very different from that of adults.

Maria Georgopoulos, LMHC, FTDirector of Bereavement Services, Calvary …

Advance Care Directives: What You Need to Know

Debbie Feldman JD, LCSW
Administrator, Family Care Services for Calvary Hospital

Nobody likes to think about it, but sometime in the future, you or an important person in your life may become very sick or injured, and be unable to make …

Music Therapy: A Beautiful Addition to End of Life Care

Individuals who are approaching the end of their life often feel confused, irrelevant, or out of touch. Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and other mental maladies commonly rob the elderly of their memories. One way to address this is amazingly through …

Self Care For Palliative Care Professionals

A Gentle Reminder to Make Time for Yourself
Those who work in the palliative care environment are exposed regularly to deep, existential issues, challenging psychological situations and heightened emotional distress. In this article, we’ll look at the basics of self-care …

Halachic End of Life Care at Calvary Hospital

One of the universally most difficult situations to face is having a loved one who is nearing the end of life. Religious practices that are dear to the patient and family can offer comfort and solace.

What Is Halachic Care?
At …

Advance Care Directives: What You Need to Know

Nobody likes to think about it, but sometime in the future, you or an important person in your life may become very sick or injured, and be unable to make decisions regarding medical care. Whether from an accident, a …

Helping People Find Peace and Meaning in Life after Loss

When you experience the death of someone significant in your life, you can feel as though your world has spun out of control. You may experience many secondary losses alongside the physical death of the person, such as the …

Understanding Palliative Care

Palliative Care and Hospice have existed for decades in this country. Although much has been written about both topics, there is ongoing confusion in the medical community and with the general public about how to define each of those …

Spirituality at the End of Life

In her book Through Gates of Splendor, Elisabeth Elliot immortalizes the words of her husband Jim Elliot: “When it comes time to die, make sure that all you have to do is die.” While death is not a topic …

Understanding Hospice

Q. Home care, hospice care, hospital care – what’s the difference?
The primary difference is the goal of care. People come into a traditional home care program like Calvary’s Certified Home Health Agency to get better after a serious illness …

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