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Hosparus Health Stories

    • One of a Kind

  • One of Dewanda Pederson’s bucket-list dreams was to get a tattoo in memory of her late mom. When her Hosparus…

    • People of Compassion: Supporting Those Who Care for Others

    • Donors
    • Stories

    When Al Burke became the financial advisor for Hosparus Health’s retirement plan in the mid-1990s, it didn’t take long for…

    • People of Compassion: Honoring a Friend’s Memory

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    Glenda Cave gives to Hosparus Health Central Kentucky (HCK) for one simple reason: We were there for her when she…

    • People of Compassion: A Local Businesswoman Gives Back to the Community

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    It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that Mary Vitale embodies the spirit of compassion and philanthropy. She grew up…

    • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: a part of the fabric of our organization

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    On the eve of the anniversary of Breonna Taylor’s death, we join our community to pause and reflect on the…

    • People of Compassion: A Husband Honors His Late Wife

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    When Walter Clare’s wife of 26 years, Lisa, reached her final chapter, Hosparus Health was there to make the time…

  • Karen Allgeier has been a social worker with Hosparus Health for nearly 20 years, but she feels energized by the…

    • People of Compassion: Grateful Daughter Gives Back

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    When Mary Anne Thornton called Hosparus Health to care for her mother, Miriam, at the end of her life, she…

  • A trip to Key West, Florida. A weekend at Rough River Lodge. A reunion with 20 high school classmates. Cheering…

Videos

    • Veterans Memorial Dedication-WHAS 11 News

    • The Hosparus Health Thrift Shoppe Family

    • Knop Family Celebrates Wedding at Hosparus Health Inpatient Unit

    • Hosparus Health: A Veteran’s tribute

    • Hosparus Health-Celebrating 40 Years

    • Hosparus Health Inpatient Care Center Virtual Tour

    • Hosparus Health Heart Connection Program on Great Day Live

    • Hair Care Volunteer Helps Hospice Patient with A Day at the Races

Blog Articles

  • If you or a loved one is experiencing a serious illness and need supportive care, you might be wondering what…

  • We understand it can be easy to mix up the words “Hosparus” and “hospice” because of how similar they sound.…

    • What You Need to Know: Donor-Advised Funds

    • Article
    • Donors

    Hosparus Health has created customized giving strategies that enable donors to ensure their legacy of giving and maximize their contribution’s…

  • Why does everyone keep telling you to “take a walk?” “Get outside.” “Go enjoy the beautiful weather.” They want you…

  • Grief and depression appear similar, and sometimes happen simultaneously. It is important to recognize the differences, so you may care…

  • This blog is part five in a series about what you can expect when engaging with Hosparus Health’s care. Click here to…

  • More people are facing chronic and terminal illness than ever before. In fact, Pew Research Center estimates 10,000 baby boomers…

  • Adults are familiar with the term “death” when a loss takes place close to the family, and they know what…

  • Anyone who has been touched by hospice knows it’s not a place, but a type of care. While we admit…

  • There are many terms used interchangeably in our everyday vocabulary that aren’t correct synonyms. One we hear often is the…

Volunteer stories

    • Hosparus Health Brings the Gift of Music to Nursing Homes in Central Kentucky

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    During this time of heightened restrictions and social distancing, many people — especially the elderly or medically fragile — may…

    • Hospice Volunteers Should Not Practice Social Distancing

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    Let me be clear – the title of this blog is click bait. By no means do I suggest anyone…

    • Volunteer Prayer Beads Offer Comfort During Difficult Times

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    A little more than a month before the pandemic became widespread, a new way to provide care and comfort to…

    • Continue to Craft By Making Care Blankets

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    Our patients take great comfort from blankets that are made by loving volunteers and donated to Hosparus Health. When a…

    • Volunteer Spotlight: Retired Army Veteran Continues to Serve

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    Hosparus Health volunteer Renee Finnegan made a career serving others fearlessly and compassionately. Today, she continues to take care of…

    • Volunteer and Patient Recreate a 45 Year Old Shop Project

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    Andy Kiehl joined Hosparus Health volunteers in May 2019 after one of our resource nurses recruited him in a yoga…

    • Hairstylist Volunteers His Time to Bring Dignity to Hospice Patients

    • Stories
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    “You matter because you are you, and you matter to the end of your life.” Dame Cicely Saunders said these…

    • Celebrating Another Year, Volunteer Asks for a Birthday Donation

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    Betty Holzapfel Smith, a Hosparus Health volunteer for over 4 years, celebrated her 85th birthday in July with a big…

    • A Volunteer Touched by Hosparus Health’s Care Organizes Day of Quilting

    • Stories
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    For Suzanne Davis, making quilts is her passion and volunteering for Hosparus Health of Central Kentucky (HCK) is a “labor…

    • Hosparus Health’s Hospice Prison Program Part 3: Volunteer Inmates

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    • Volunteer

    This week’s blog is the final installment in a three-part series about Hosparus Health’s volunteer program at the Kentucky State…

    • Hosparus Health’s Hospice Prison Program Part 2: How One Doctor Eases the ‘Compassionate

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    • Volunteer

    This week’s blog is the second in a three-part series about Hosparus Health’s volunteer program at the Kentucky State Reformatory,…

    • Hosparus Health’s Hospice Prison Program Part 1: Longtime Volunteer Shares His Experience

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    • Volunteer

    This week’s blog introduces a three-part series about Hosparus Health’s inmate volunteer program at the Kentucky State Reformatory, sharing stories…

    • Getting to Know the CEO: Meet David W. Cook

    • Quick Questions: David W. Cook

  • If you or a loved one is experiencing a serious illness and need supportive care, you might be wondering what…
    • Hosparus Health and YMCA partner to provide grief services in Louisville

    • Grief Counseling
    • News
    Local nonprofits collaborate to better serve the community in light of recent gun violence (LOUISVILLE, KY) – In light of…
    • How to Change an Adult Brief- Tips for Caregivers

    • How to Provide Oral Hygiene- Tips for Caregivers

    • How to Feed a Patient with Difficulty Swallowing/Dysphagia

    • A Letter From David W. Cook, President & CEO

    • News
    As a Louisville native I’m thrilled to be back home and at Hosparus Health in the role of President &…
  • We understand it can be easy to mix up the words “Hosparus” and “hospice” because of how similar they sound.…
    • What You Need to Know: Donor-Advised Funds

    • Article
    • Donors
    Hosparus Health has created customized giving strategies that enable donors to ensure their legacy of giving and maximize their contribution’s…
  • People often ask me what they should say to someone in the daily hurts that confront us, and especially when…
  • After a recent We Honor Veterans program honor visit with Sgt. Fred Pike of Rineyville and hearing his background, Hosparus…