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Blog: Stories and Insights

Palliative Care Experts Relieve Fears and Pain

Dorothy Mullen was the picture of healthy living. The 64-year-old Princeton resident and mother of three had established herself as the area’s go-to organic gardener. She helped grow local garden-based education, supported community gardening, and founded “The Suppers Programs,” a … Continued

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A Caregiver’s Guide

When you become a caregiver, there can be a lot to learn. As a regional leader for palliative medicine and hospice care, Samaritan aims to be a resource for you and your family. In 2019, thousands of caregivers looked to … Continued

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End-Stage Heart Failure: What to Expect

If you or a loved one have heart failure, it’s important to plan for the future. By knowing what to expect, you’ll be able to make the best decisions about your care and ensure that your needs and wishes are … Continued

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Dr. Stephen Goldfine

Appreciating What Matters Most

As Americans prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, we focus on appreciating the things that truly matter – family and friends, meaningful moments, comfort, and kindness. It’s only fitting that National Hospice and Palliative Care Month is also observed in November. This … Continued

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Samaritan patient William Yaeger with Blanket

Ordinarily Great: The Bill Yaeger Story

On a beautiful day in May 2019, three Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice team members sat on Bill Yaeger’s living room couch intently listening as he talked. A U.S. Navy Veteran and current Samaritan patient, Bill sat in an arm chair … Continued

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Palliative Medicine & Lung Cancer: Helping Dorothy through Stage IV Lung Cancer

“It wasn’t either/or – palliative care can be provided alongside curative treatment,” Dorothy says. “The whole thing was going to be goal-oriented, with a focus on my own comfort and self-determination.”

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How Your Donor Advised Fund Can Provide Annual Support While Still Getting You a Current Year Deduction

by  T. Christian Rollins, MBA, CFRE Samaritan’s Chief Development Officer    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 essentially doubled the Standard Deduction, resulting in as many as 90% of households no longer being able to itemize their … Continued

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How Long Can a Patient Stay in Hospice in South Jersey?

How long does hospice last in New Jersey? Learn about how long a patient can stay in hospice and what you can expect from our South Jersey hospice facilities.

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Hospice patient Thomas Zippilli Veterans Ceremony

Hospice Eases Caregiver Burden and Honors Vietnam Veteran

Vietnam veteran Thomas Zippilli endured strokes that left him wheelchair-bound and weak. He moved in with his daughter Tara Bedford and her family, but in January 2019, a severe stroke left him unable to move his limbs or swallow. He … Continued

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What Really Matters Most at the End of Life

What is it that really matters at the end of life? Learn about what hospice patients and those who are close to death think is important at the end of life.

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