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November 6, 2018

Pediatric Hospice Care – A Different Kind of Care

Sam is curled up in his mom’s lap. At a glance, they look like any mother and 3 year old having a snuggle: Sam’s stuffed tiger hangs over the edge of the couch, and Laura is reading him his favori...

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October 16, 2018

Hospice of the Northwest takes Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work #1 in the Nation Honor

This October, Hospice of the Northwest learned that the agency won the #1 ranking in the nation on Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare! After placing in the top 100 for three years...

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September 28, 2018

What to Expect: A Visit with the HNW Spiritual Counselor

By: Karuna Duval and Andrea Johnson Many people starting hospice seem surprised or slightly uncomfortable to get the initial phone call from a hospice spiritual counselor. I hear a variety of comments...

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September 25, 2018

Don’t Wait to Talk About Hospice

It’s an all too common situation. A family is at the bedside of a loved one who is seriously ill and nearing the end of life. Each member of the family has a different idea of what should be done an...

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September 24, 2018

Peace of Mind for Hospice Patients with Pets

Barbara woke up and turned slowly to look at the other side of the bed. Tango was curled under the covers with her head resting on the pillow, purring. Moving slowly, Barbara painfully reached over wi...

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August 28, 2018

Beyond Hospice featuring Christine Nidd

I believe there are no coincidences and that everything happens for a reason. I believe people come into our lives on purpose, for however brief or long a period that may be. Some people are put in ou...

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April 18, 2018

Wendy Hubenthal, MA, LMHCA, CT – Bereavement Counselor

There is nothing that matters more to me than spending time with close family members and friends. If I had a bucket list, being with those who are dear to me would capture every place on that list. A...

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January 4, 2018

Vote for your favorite destination

Help us pick our destination for the 2018 Ports of Call auction and gala! The “destination” with the most votes will be the theme for the evening! Last year you sent us to Ancient Egypt, and the y...

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November 29, 2017

Myth: All hospices are the same.

Truth: There are thousands of hospices in the United States. If they participate with Medicare, as many do, they are required to provide certain services to the patient and documentation to the govern...

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November 22, 2017

Myth: Hospice requires a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) order

Truth: The purpose and benefit of hospice care is to allow for peaceful passing in a comfortable and familiar setting like home, with loved ones nearby. While many people wish to have a DNR (Do Not Re...

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