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Islands Hospice serves our patients, our families, and our community with a total commitment to excellence in hospice care.

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Islands Hospice’s Ongoing Commitment to Infection Prevention

Posted on March 5, 2024

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Infection Control skills labs are an opportunity for Islands Hospice to refresh our skills, reinforce our commitment to safety, and strengthen our team.

Celebrating Clergy and Chaplain Appreciation Month: Spotlight on Chaplain Elizabeth L.

Posted on October 31, 2023

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Chaplains play an essential role in ensuring we provide holistic hospice and palliative care that addresses not just physical, but also the spiritual and emotional needs of patients and their families.

Managing Grief After a Disaster or Traumatic Event

Posted on October 4, 2023

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In our close-knit community, tragedies affect us deeply, often leaving us feeling trapped in a cycle of sorrow. If you're having difficulty managing your emotions, Chaplain Sally H. from Islands Hospice offers tips to find solace in tough times.

What Is Anticipatory Grief and How Do You Cope with It?

Posted on July 21, 2023

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When it comes to coping with anticipatory grief, it’s important to acknowledge that there are no easy answers. Everyone copes differently and what works for one person might not work for another.

Talking to Children about Death and Dying

Posted on June 22, 2023

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When a family member passes away, children may have questions, and while they may not understand the concept of death or the finality of it, having the conversation can help children process information and emotions.

Preparing Your Home for Hospice Care - What to Expect

Posted on May 17, 2023

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Preparing your home for hospice care involves gathering necessary items and making sure all safety measures are in place. While every situation is different, by planning ahead, you can ensure that your home environment is comfortable and peaceful.

Dealing with Stress as a Caregiver

Posted on April 21, 2023

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For April’s Stress Awareness Month, Islands Hospice social worker Kalawaiʻa G. discusses how he helps families and caregivers navigate the stress when facing changing situations or hospice care.

Celebrating Women Physicians Day 2023: A Q&A with Dr. Ritabelle Fernandes

Posted on February 3, 2023

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For Women Physicians Day, we celebrate Dr. Fernandes and the other women physicians who put their patients first.

The trail-blazing women who pioneered modern end of life care

Posted on March 28, 2022

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For Women’s History Month, we are highlighting some of the women pioneers who played a key role in building the foundation for our practice of bringing care, comfort and compassion to people facing life-limiting illnesses.

How To Have A Conversation About Hospice

Posted on February 17, 2022

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As difficult as it is, having an honest conversation early about needs and wants is the first step. Read on for some tips for talking about end-of-life care

CNA Week

Posted on June 23, 2021

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This month, we are shining the spotlight on Cheryl McCutcheon, a CNA on our QAPI team.

National Nurses Week

Posted on May 11, 2021

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This month, we are shinning the spotlight on Dale Kim, a senior nurse on our team.

Social Workers' Month

Posted on March 25, 2021

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This month, we are putting the spotlight on April Wubbens, a senior member of the team.

Keeping team spirit high this holiday season

Posted on November 7, 2020

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We all managed the last few months in different ways, which is why, for me, NOW is the best time to talk about Team Spirit.

What's the deal with EQ?

Posted on October 16, 2020

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In a nutshell, emotional intelligence is generalized awareness for our feelings and the feelings of others. EQ

Cultivating Calm in the Chaos

Posted on September 16, 2020

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With so many hectic days and things that come at us that are beyond our control, it may surprise you to learn that the most common source of stress is ourselves.

The Power of Diverse Teams

Posted on August 5, 2020

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By recognizing the power of diversity in everyday situations, we can build an outstanding company culture, that brings out the best that Islands Hospice has to provide to our patients and families.

Change your diet, change your life

Posted on July 16, 2020

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Every time you eat or drink something, you are feeding disease or fighting it. The good news is that small changes in your daily diet and exercise routine can help you avoid or even reverse the effects of disease.

A brief history of hospice care

Posted on June 5, 2020

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In the U.S., hospice as we know it today came about even more recently than one would think.

Remembering Mom on Mother’s Day

Posted on May 7, 2020

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Mother’s Day is a chance to celebrate moms and mother figures everywhere, but for those who have lost a parent, the day can trigger painful feelings of loss and sadness.

What does customer service look like in hospice care?

Posted on September 1, 2019

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When we think about the many different customers we serve — our patients, their families, their primary care physicians, and even the hospitals and facilities we partner with — we need to ask ourselves how we can provide them with a “Wow” experience.