Dealing with Caregiver Depression During COVID 19

Nearly 20% of all caregivers suffer from some form of depression either during caregiving or after the caregiving journey has ended. With the added feelings of stress, isolation and worry as we try and navigate a world dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, caregiving is even more difficult. You may feel caregiving during this [...]

Honoring the Legacy of Cecily Saunders, Founder of Modern Hospice

“You matter because you are you, and you matter to the end of your life. We will do all we can not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die.” - Dame Cicely Saunders March is Women’s History Month, founded to amplify women’s voices and share their side [...]

In The News: “Angels on Earth”

The following was posted in the Victoria Advocate by Morgan Theophil. It tells the story of one of our recent patients and her time with Hospice of South Texas. Photos are by Shelby Miller.    As Charlotte Hroch looks around at her loved ones and reflects on her life, she said she feels blessed. [...]

Celebrating The Holidays When A Loved One Is Seriously Ill

The holidays are meant to be a time of joy, celebration, relaxation, and goodwill, but when you have a seriously ill loved one, they can also be emotionally difficult. The stress and worry of how your loved one is faring can greatly diminish holiday cheer and distract from what the holidays are really [...]

Holiday Reality Check: Signs Your Loved One May Need Extra Support

A loved one may need extra support. Traveling home for the holidays is something that most of us look forward to every year. Gathering with family and loved ones, eating good food, recollecting old memories and making new ones. Oftentimes, going home for the holidays is a great chance to reconnect with our [...]

A Good Life And A Good Death: What Is Palliative Care?

Editor’s Note: This article was written by Carmel Wroth, reposted from "He will not die on your watch." That's what the family of a patient told Sunita Puri when she was a resident in internal medicine. They were chilling words for the young doctor as she took over the care of a [...]

Safely Traveling with An Ill or Aging Loved One

Summer is finally here, which means that it’s time to start planning the annual summer vacation. However, if you have an aging or ill loved one who requires additional care, planning a trip might seem stressful, and you may even question whether or not it’s worth it.  While traveling with an ill or [...]

How to Honor Your Dad This Father’s Day

The days surrounding Father’s Day can be an emotionally stressful time for those who have lost a father, especially if it’s the first Father’s Day without him. It can be hard to ignore all the Father’s Day advertisements, celebrations, and gifts, and you may feel like not even celebrating the day at all. [...]

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