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Hospice Facts and Figures

The latest report from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPNO) offers important and meaningful statistics regarding hospice care in the United States. The most recent year for which full stats were available is 2013. 260 more words

Hope Hospice

The dreaded “D” word

Last week I spent about half an hour at the Social Security Administration office. The representative was very kind and helpful. He realized that this is not easy, explained everything and was patient. 92 more words

The proverbial rug

There is a fine line between believing that at any moment the rug will be pulled out from under me, and being blissfully unaware of said rug. 471 more words

A creature void of form.

I am operating on trust now, or faith, or some invisible knowing. A line from a Dylan song floats into my head, “I came in from the wilderness, a creature void of form, come in, she said, I’ll give you shelter from the storm.” Nothing could describe me better at this point than “a creature void of form.” It sometimes feels like parts of me are floating away – which is not necessarily bad. 713 more words

Aging

Social media and Me

It is really strange how negativity always finds friends

Some wallow in their own self pity and similar people with negative comments they do send… 40 more words

Dementia

I Held You...

Fresh memories slid quickly

the old were lost to mist

The Mercy was you never knew

Recall did not exist..

The sting of pains behind you… 63 more words

Poetry

Why Do I get Up In The Morning?

Sometimes I wonder why I bother to get up in the morning? Why not just stay in bed all day, or at least until my wife gets home from work? 722 more words

Family