Choosing Hospice Care

Choosing Hospice Care

Saying goodbye when a loved one is seriously ill can seem unbearable. But your loved one doesn’t have to suffer unnecessarily. Instead of continuing painful and tiresome treatments until their last moments, care can be focused on quality of life. CHP Hospice is here...
What is a “Hospice Graduate”?

What is a “Hospice Graduate”?

It’s highly unusual for hospice patients to “recover.” The diseases that prompt people to come into hospice in the first place are conditions that by definition are not curable. However, it’s not uncommon for patients to experience stabilization of their condition—and...
Grief is Hard Work

Grief is Hard Work

By Kenneth J. Doka There is little more difficult than working through grief. After all, we may have to deal with a rand of confusing and even conflicting emotions that include sadness, anger, guilt, and perhaps, even relief. We may have to totally reorganize our...

If I Stop Treatment Will I Start Dying?

By Barbara Karnes If I stop treatment does it mean I stop trying? If I stop trying does it mean I’ll start dying? I don’t want to die. When faced with the above considerations, what decision do we make? How do we face the realization that “I am going to die”? Most of...