HopeHealth’s 26th annual Walk for Alzheimer’s raised $125,000 to support essential services for those living with Alzheimer’s or dementia, their caregivers and families in Southeastern Massachusetts. Services include support groups, a telephone helpline, memory screenings, caregiver needs assessment and care planning, and respite grants. Over 1,600 people participated in the walk, held on May 6 at DCR Scusset State Beach. Funds are still being raised, with $150,000 in donations expected by the end of May.
Visiting Nurse of HopeHealth today announced that it has been named a Top Agency of the 2017 HomeCare Elite®, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For 12 years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlighted the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. The ranking is developed by ABILITY® Network, a leading information technology company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare; and sponsored by DecisionHealth, publisher of Home Health Line and the Complete Home Health ICD10-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual.
ATTLEBORO, MA – Effective Wednesday, Nov. 15, Sturdy Memorial Hospital in conjunction with HopeHealth Palliative Care, part of the HopeHealth family of services, will begin offering inpatient palliative care services to patients at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, according to a statement issued jointly by nonprofit entities. “Touching and bettering the lives of people living with a Read More
This year’s conference focuses on holistic care approaches to manage the symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. Attendees will learn key strategies about lifestyle modifications to maintain your own brain, innovative cognitive training for people with dementia, and how marijuana, cannabis and cannabinoids impact Alzheimer’s disease. The day concludes with a special session on essential oils used for cognitive and behavioral wellbeing.
Volunteers report tremendous satisfaction from serving in this capacity, enriching the lives of others while reaping personal rewards. A Hope Hospice volunteer said, “I’ve received so much great training as part of my volunteer experience at Hope Hospice. I’ve learned the types of things everyone should be aware of at this important time so I can truly help others going through it.”
In honor of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and Veterans Day, Hope Hospice is partnering with Maplewood at Brewster, Mill Hill Residence and Windsor Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center to provide pinning ceremonies to veterans in their care. Pinning ceremonies acknowledge the military service and sacrifices made by the veteran and their family. The ceremony gives an opportunity for each veteran to share part of their story. By doing so, a sense of meaning and purpose can be gained by the veteran.
Hope Hospice is pleased to announce a new memorial garden has opened at McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich thanks to the generosity of E.J. Jaxtimer Builders, Inc. and the Jaxtimer family. The McCarthy Care Center is the area’s only specially licensed, hospice inpatient center.
Hope Hospice is pleased to announce that the Vinni Malone Memorial Ride for Hope Hospice raised over $9,000 to help fund the many necessary, yet unfunded, services people with serious illness and their families need on Cape Cod. The ride was organized by Larry Kornetsky who did all of the planning and recruiting for this ride in memory of Vinni Malone.
Hope Dementia & Alzheimer’s Services is pleased to announce this year’s Celebrate Summer Memories Auction takes place on Thursday, August 24, at the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club in Harwich, beginning at 6 p.m. The auction generates essential funding to provide information, education and support services for those living with Alzheimer’s disease, their caregivers, and the healthcare professionals and community agencies that support them.
HopeHealth is pleased to announce that Kenneth E. Arnold of Chatham, retired senior vice president for Lifespan, has been added to its board of directors. Arnold retired in 2016 as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of Lifespan Corporation in Providence, Rhode Island. He joined the management of Rhode Island Hospital in 1992 and was part of the group that created Lifespan, an integrated health care delivery system.