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Why Become a Hospice Volunteer

Read about hospice volunteers, why people become a hospice volunteer, and the many benefits of giving the gift of time to an organization.

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Gift Ideas for Hospice Patients

What do you give someone who is terminally ill? Learn about practical, sentimental, and comforting gift ideas for your loved ones receiving hospice care.

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What Happens to Facebook after Your Death?

Learn about what happens to your Facebook page after your death and the important preparation you should do to plan for your social media afterlife.

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Celebrities that Died in 2017 Can Teach Us About Life

Read about the celebrities that died in 2017 and what they teach us about advance care planning and talking to your family about your healthcare wishes.

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What Can a Hospice Patient Eat and Drink?

Learn about what your loved one can eat and drink at the end of life, get tips for when they don’t feel like eating and have a hard time swallowing.

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Win a Year of Delightful Dining at Delicious Destinations

Purchase your raffle tickets for Samaritan’s annual Delightful Dining Raffle. Take a chance to win 12 $100 gift certificates to delicious area restaurants.

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What is Inpatient Hospice Care?

Sometimes, severe pain or other symptoms require an advanced level of care that is more effectively provided during a short stay in an inpatient hospice facility.  If your loved ones’ needs intensify, the hospice team may recommend transferring him or her to the inpatient level of care.

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South Jersey Palliative Care Provides Safe Haven for Cancer Patient

Jane Trevelino, 71, isn’t into social media. She doesn’t tweet, post to Instagram, or snap chat. However, she did create a Facebook account. The account is only for important things like seeing countless pictures of her grandchildren.  Even then, she … Continued

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Questions to Ask When Choosing a Hospice

When Susan’s mother was terminally ill, her doctors recommended hospice care. It would help keep her mom comfortable, they explained, and even improve her quality of life. Hospice would provide a team of caregivers to meet Mom’s needs, helping her to stay at home rather than in the hospital.

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Patient Experiences Comfort at Mount Holly Inpatient Facility, Donates Corneas

His family, friends, and hospice caregivers all seem to choose the same words to describe Ravi Mahadevan: courage, grace, ever smiling, and unfailingly kind. His son, Ashwin, writes how his Appa (father) would be among the last to exit an airplane because … Continued

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