Hospice Means Quality of Life

When illness cannot be cured, hospice is a life-affirming approach to meeting the needs of the patient, their family members, and caregivers. But there is a lot of confusion about what hospice is and what it provides. “Simply put, hospice is appropriate whenever a patient has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, that if it…

Experience is the Best Teacher

The widow of a hospice patient spoke recently at the CHP “Beacon of Hope” dinner/auction in Van Wert describing her family’s hospice experience. Chris Turner conveyed how her husband, Glenn, fought valiantly against a rare form of cancer. Following diagnosis and progressing through months of treatments, the family avoided even uttering the dreaded “H-word;” as…