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Hosparus Health Stories

  • When Myra’s father needed hospice care, she turned to Hosparus Health for support in his final days. James McGeorge was…

  • When Sandra’s mother Mildred was diagnosed with dementia, she took on the responsibility of the caregiver. Her days became centered…

    • 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

    • Donors
    • Stories

    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

    • Donors
    • Stories

    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

    • Employee
    • Stories

    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

    • Donors
    • Stories

    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…

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

  • Many of us assume we’ll be able to communicate our wishes until the very end. But no one can predict…

  • When you’re ready to make the most of the time you have left, Hosparus Health is here for you and…

  • Heart month is celebrated every February, coinciding with Valentine’s day (which is pretty clever, kudos to Lyndon Johnson on that…

  • At Hosparus Health, we understand the discomfort that comes from navigating serious or chronic illness. If you’re living with advanced…

  • The concept of mindfulness may have originated in Buddhism, but it is not a religious practice. Today, you can find…

  • End-of-life care can come with many concerns and doubts, especially when you choose to stay home during that time. You…

  • We know that hospice is a word feared by many across the country. But hospice care is here to provide…

  • If you or someone you know has leftover medical equipment and supplies at home, but you aren’t sure what to…

  • A common myth we often hear is that hospice care is expensive. In fact, it’s a model of care that’s…

  • The holidays are all about traditions and togetherness. Families who may not see each other often due to limited time…

Volunteer stories

    • During this Season of Giving, Consider Becoming a Hosparus Health Volunteer

    • Volunteer

    It’s the season of giving, and there’s no gift more meaningful than time. That’s certainly true when it comes to…

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

    • Hospice
    • Volunteer

    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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    • Volunteer

    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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    • Volunteer

    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

    • Volunteer

    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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    • Volunteer

    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

    • Volunteer

    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
    • Volunteer

    “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

    • Stories
    • Volunteer

    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
    • Volunteer

    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

    • Article
    • 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

    • Article
    • Volunteer

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

  • If you or someone you know has leftover medical equipment and supplies at home, but you aren’t sure what to…
    • Compassion. Gratefulness. Thankfulness.

    • Donors
    These are just a few of the words many associate with hospice and palliative care. For me, they perfectly describe…
    • People of Compassion Campaign Celebration

    • 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 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

    • Donors
    • Stories
    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

    • Donors
    • Stories
    It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that Mary Vitale embodies the spirit of compassion and philanthropy. She grew up…
    • People of Compassion: A Husband Honors His Late Wife

    • Donors
    • Stories
    When Walter Clare’s wife of 26 years, Lisa, reached her final chapter, Hosparus Health was there to make the time…
    • People of Compassion: Grateful Daughter Gives Back

    • Donors
    • Stories
    When Mary Anne Thornton called Hosparus Health to care for her mother, Miriam, at the end of her life, she…
    • Matching Passion with Need through IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions

    • Donors
    Hosparus Health is grateful to have hundreds of faithful supporters who help us create more moments for families facing serious…
    • People of Compassion: Marty Gutmann

    • Donors
    • Stories
    Marty Gutmann knows better than most what compassion can mean to someone facing serious illness. As a nurse, she saw…
    • At Hosparus Health, every life is important.

    • Donors
    As we approach the holidays and the end of a challenging year, I think you’d agree that 2020 has not…