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National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

Throughout November, National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, hospitals across the country are raising awareness about hospice and palliative care. This year, the official theme is “It’s About How You Live.”

How Hospice and Palliative Care Make a Difference

During National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, we at Calvary Hospital are doing our best to raise our voices and remind the public how much these programs mean to patients and their families.

There are many ways hospice and palliative programs help people:

  • Hospice and palliative care professionals work to remedy symptoms including pain and shortness of breath, to optimize the quality of life.
  • Emotional and spiritual support is also an important component of hospice and palliative care, giving patients and their loved ones the caring support they need to maintain the parts of their life that are most meaningful to them personally.

Recent Media Coverage

HEALTH AND WELL BEING, Dr. Christopher Comfort – National Hospice and Palliative Care Month.
For National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, WCBS Radio’s “The Health and Well Being Report” interviewed Dr. Comfort extensively. To hear Pat Farnack’s full interview:

Listen to the complete interview here.

Home-Based Palliative Care Programs Were Among the Hardest Hit by COVID-19
In spring, the U.S. recording more than 100,000 new COVID-19 infections per day seemed impossible. Yet surges in nearly every state pushed Wednesday’s daily total to more than 107,000 new infections — a global record.

Read the complete article here.

ArchCare’s Calvary offers grief support in the time of COVID-19
Catholic Health World spotlights a unique Calvary/ArchCare collaboration to help bereaved families during the pandemic.

Read the complete article here.

Nancy S. D’Agostino

Understanding Hospice – Frequently Asked Questions

“What a wonderful gift families give their loved ones by helping them be at home as long as possible and, quite often, until the end of life.”
Nancy S. D’Agostino, RN, MSN, CHPN, Vice President of Community Patient Services


Calvary@Home still a growing option for care (June 2019)

Catholic New York publishes article on the continuum of CalvaryCare® available to our patients.

Kathleen Lynch

Understanding Palliative Care – Frequently Asked Questions

“Although much has been written about Palliative and Hospice Care, there is ongoing confusion in the medical community and the general public about how to define each of those terms and when to bring that care into a person’s life.”
Kathleen Lynch, RN Administrator of Admitting, Intake and Outreach Services Calvary Hospital


Why Palliative Care Should Be a Basic Human Right

“The idea of ‘healthy dying’ sounds like a contradiction, but it’s not. If we lived in a society that embeds palliative care throughout the life course, we would be enveloped with love, compassion, and tender care in all our years, right through to the final moment.”
Dr. Lawrence Gostin, Professor, Georgetown University and Global Public Health Expert


Learn more about end-of-life care in the home

At Calvary, we appreciate the privilege of caring for those who most need it in the most difficult time of their lives.
Our many friends and supporters make our mission possible, join us!