Samaritan Hospice & Palliative
Care Blog

The Samaritan Hospice & Palliative Care blog features articles, tips, and information related to the hospice and palliative care industry. We also feature blog posts from hospice care experts, as well as commentary on recent events occurring in the world of end of life healthcare. Check out our latest palliative and hospice blog posts below:


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Questions to ask when choosing a hospice

Learn about how to choose a hospice organization and the important questions you should ask to make sure you and your family receive comfort and support.

How to Find Grief Support Groups in South NJ

No one wants to need a support group. It might make you feel weak, vulnerable or dependent. But joining a group can bring you hope and strength to carry on. Click to learn more.

What is at-home hospice?

At-home hospice care provides care focused on comfort rather than cure. Click to read more about choosing a hospice, the hospice philosophy, and the benefits of receiving hospice care in your home.

The Benefit of Hospice Therapy Dogs

Hospice therapy dogs offer the comforting power of physical contact. Click to learn more about how hospice therapy dogs help patients and families.

Is Hospice Covered by Medicare?

Learn more about the rules for hospice and Medicare in New Jersey, when and what it covers, and where to turn for additional resources.

Does Palliative Care Mean Dying?

The words "palliative care" make national headlines. But what does palliatve mean? Learn more about this important topic and the misconceptions surrounding it.

Local Doc Pairs Caring for Others with Golfing
Celebrating Life's Transitions - Artist William Butler
Hospice Enables Great-Grandmother to Live with Family
All Signs Point to Supporting Hospice - Meet Dennis Flanagan
End-Stage Dementia: How long does it last & when is hospice called in?

Learn about the early years of dementia, it's progression, and how long end-stage lasts. Discover the best time to call hospice for help.

Driving Support for Samaritan - Zach Fazio
Being a hospice volunteer offers comforting presence
The Emotional Health Benefits of Music Therapy

Music is a powerful medium. When combined with a certified music therapist, it can sooth a comfort patients and their families in many ways. Click to read more!

Celebrate Passover, Freedom and Sacred Choices
The Role of the Hospice Nurse
Keeping Promise to Care for Parents at Home
Celebrating Hospice Social Workers - Meet Sara Miller, MSW, LSW
Celebrating Hospice Social Workers - Meet TRACY BISHOP, MSW, LCSW
Celebrating Social Work Month - Meet Laura Matias, MSW, LSW
Celebrating the Women of Samaritan
Celebrating Social Work Month: Meet Colleen Fritsch, MSW, LCSW
March: National Social Work Month | Role of the Hospice Social Worker
Five Ways to Show Love This Valentine's Day
Samaritan Certified Home Health Aide Receives Award for Service Excellence
Samaritan Board Chair Shares Poignant Story about South Jersey Hospice Care
Beth Hoffman of Maple Shade Recognized for 25 Years of Service to Samaritan
South Jersey Hospice Volunteer Honored for 3,500 Hours of Service
Tree of Life: Dedications & Donations
Photos: The Samaritan Center at Voorhees Dedication
Delightful Dining Raffle Tix On Sale Now!
Honoring Hospice Patient for Three Decades of Nursing
Samaritan's hospice center nears opening
Delivering Love - in 132 Baskets
#GivingTuesday - Honor Veteran Hospice Patients
Helping Hands, Helping Hearts
South Jersey Palliative Care Program Provides Safe Haven
Vietnam Veteran Russell Giberson Honored for Military Service
Coping with the Holidays Free Support Groups
Teen fulfills a dream thanks to hospice, theater

She sat on the stage of the Ritz Theater, pretty in pink, her taffeta dress a billowy cloud. The young singer felt the warm squeeze of a standing ovation, the reward for her sweet rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” MORE >>

Nandini Natrajan, Ph.D. Joins Board of Trustees
EVENTS: 2016 Tree of Life | 2017 Hearts of Gold Gala
What is inpatient hospice care?
Vigil Volunteers: A Comforting Presence at Life's End (Part One)
How to Embrace Each Moment
Two Free Being Mortal Screenings - September 2016
Talk to Your Parents, Health Care Wishes, Parent's Day 2016
Four Common Hospice Myths Debunked
Samaritan Voted 'Highest Quality of Care' By Caregivers
The Powerful Force of Forgiveness
Five Reasons to Golf in Samaritan's Tournament
Growing Up: From Lemonade to Line Drives
Happy Father's Day! Our Ode to Dads
Picture This! Why You Should Golf ...
Sukkat Shalom provides a Jewish connection for hospice
The Importance of Advance Care Planning Conversations (VIDEO)
Martinis & Mustaches | A Lesson in Finding Laughter
Teen Scholarship Award Winner
Samaritan Named Hospice Honors Recipient
Free Film Screening & Discussion: Frontline's "Being Mortal" with Dr. Atul Gawande
Prince's Death; No Will
Our Nurses: The Heart of the Samaritan Care Team
Please Consider a Gift: Wrap Our Veteran Patients in a Special Blanket
Grief Support Schedule - May 2016
Happy Passover! A Special Message from Rabbi Annette Koch
Samaritan Presents Free Screenings of Frontline's Being Mortal on 6/16
Men Grieve Too - Just Differently (Support Group Forming Now)
National Healthcare Decisions Day: What's Your Story

A Message from President/CEO Mary Ann Boccolini

Volunteer Appreciation Week - The Benefits of Volunteering
Holman Family Names Garden at Samaritan Center at Voorhees
Activities Support Outreach to Jewish Community
Free Events: PBS Being Mortal Film Screening & Discussion
April 6: Plan Your Epitaph Day (Tips)
Celebrating Our Seven Physician's on Doctor's Day
Daughers, are you grieving your mom's death? We can help.
Five Thrifting Tips | Samaritan Thrift in Pitman
Grief Support Schedule - April 2016
Hospice Provides Peace; Patient Gives Corneas
Hospice Patient's Poetry Reveals Joys, Struggles Near End of Life
Samaritan Featured in National Publication
Ceremonial Beam Signed by Staff Installed in Voorhees Center
Ten Questions with Marianne Aleardi (2008)
Celebrating National Social Work Month
Honoring Samaritan Women
Dianna Geist - Advocate, Volunteer, More
Board Chair Shares His Personal Story
Winterfest Celebration Photos >>
David Bowie’s Death Opens the Door for Palliative Care Discussions
2015: A Year in Review

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