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My Journey to Hospice

“Everyone wants to be the sun to lighten up everyone’s life, but why not be the moon, to brighten in the darkest hour.” - Unknown I started my healthcare journey wanting to be the Sun. For me that was found in emergency medicine. Nothing ever came close to the rush of adrenaline I felt hearing [...]

By |2020-09-09T19:43:20+00:00September 9th, 2020|News & Press Releases|Comments Off on My Journey to Hospice

Remembering Through Memorials

What is a Memorial? When you hear the word “memorial”, I imagine different ideas, thoughts and images may come to mind based on your experience. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the definition of memorial is:   (adjective) 1. Serving to preserve remembrance: commemorative 2. of or relating to memory (noun) 1. Something that keeps remembrance [...]

By |2020-09-09T19:29:32+00:00September 2nd, 2020|News & Press Releases|Comments Off on Remembering Through Memorials

Teaching Presence with Social Distancing

At Unity we have been working hard to make adjustments with the covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic has touched just about every aspect of our world including how to train our new hire nurses and CNAs. People are still seeking new opportunities of employment and we continue to assist and support skill development in our new [...]

By |2020-09-09T19:10:53+00:00August 23rd, 2020|News & Press Releases|Comments Off on Teaching Presence with Social Distancing

The Volunteer Experience-Laura

Laura has been a volunteer with Unity since 2003. She said she was first drawn to volunteering at Unity because of the personal experiences she’d had with Unity caring for people close to her. “I had a few friends who had developed cancer in their 50’s and one daughter of a co-worker in her 20’s.” [...]

By |2020-09-09T19:00:38+00:00August 5th, 2020|News & Press Releases|Comments Off on The Volunteer Experience-Laura

Surrender

Freedom to Speak A chaplain’s journey with someone may often begin like this: “Hello. My name is _______. I am a chaplain. I am available to you to listen to anything you may want or need to discuss regarding how you are thinking and feeling about your life today.” Chaplains tend to the Spirit of [...]

By |2020-07-28T20:17:02+00:00July 28th, 2020|News & Press Releases|Comments Off on Surrender

What is this “New Normal?”

Today perhaps more than any other time in history grief is being talked about throughout our country. The global pandemic has introduced grief into our everyday conversations. No longer is grief a term used exclusively to describe the feeling of sorrow after the death of a loved one.  Grief is being used to name collective [...]

By |2020-07-27T17:12:41+00:00July 23rd, 2020|News & Press Releases|Comments Off on What is this “New Normal?”

Covid-19 Through the Lens of a Triage Nurse

As the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic wears on, patients and families on Unity’s hospice and palliative services have undoubtedly been facing increased challenges. It is easy to see how isolated many of our patients and families must feel at times. Typically, perspectives and stories from the hospice and palliative care fields are not highlighted in the [...]

By |2020-07-16T19:50:27+00:00July 16th, 2020|News & Press Releases|Comments Off on Covid-19 Through the Lens of a Triage Nurse

Healing Through the Arts

Me, Creative? Even if you don't think you have an artistic bone in your body, you may have experienced the process of creating. You may have engaged in “creative” activities and not even realized it. For example, have you built a piece of furniture, photo shopped family photos on your phone, tweaked a recipe or [...]

By |2020-06-18T17:48:08+00:00May 12th, 2020|News & Press Releases|Comments Off on Healing Through the Arts

Hospice Volunteering

When I was called upon to write a blog for the Volunteer Department, I was a bit reticent. I only just started with Unity on March 2. The first week and a half of my employment was spent in orientation with HR getting an overview of Unity’s mission, vision, values, and various departments. The first [...]

By |2020-06-29T17:24:36+00:00May 1st, 2020|News & Press Releases|Comments Off on Hospice Volunteering

Caring for Grief Through Complementary Therapies

COVID – 19 Losses As we make our way in a COVID – 19 world, we are experiencing all sorts of losses. Missed events. Disrupted routines. Shaken security. Navigating illness or a death while social distancing from family and friends. Losses experienced at this time may be impacting your personal identity, employment, relationships, quality of [...]

By |2020-07-14T15:32:36+00:00April 28th, 2020|News & Press Releases|Comments Off on Caring for Grief Through Complementary Therapies
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