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Hosparus Health Stories

  • A Birthday Surprise Raphael Morris was grinning from ear to ear after just having blown out the candles and making…

  • Lonnie Davis is on a mission to spread the word about hospice care and the positive impact Hosparus Health Green…

  • Hosparus Health team nurse Regina Taylor knows just the trick to get dementia patient Dave Sommers to engage—she asks him…

  • As a Certified Public Accountant, Roger Harbeson knew a thing or two about personal wealth. But if you had asked…

  • She was born in 1927. After achieving her GED, she earned her associate degree in 1981, while raising four children.…

  • 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…

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

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

  • At a time when everyone else is cheerful and focusing on buying the perfect gift, some are concerned with their…

    • Make a Will Month: Five Reasons You May Be Procrastinating

    • Article
    • Donors

    Numerous studies continue to show that even though Americans are comfortable talking about their legacy, only half have an actual…

  • 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…

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

Volunteer stories

    • Hospice Volunteer Supports Mission Through Classic Cars and Crocheting

    • Volunteer

    People often wonder what volunteering for Hosparus Health looks like. The truth is, Hosparus volunteer experiences don’t look the same.…

    • 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

    • Hospice
    • 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

    • Spiritual
    • 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

    • Veteran
    • 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…

  • This is Part 3 of 3. To read Part 1, click here. For Part 2, click here.   David W. Cook…
  • This is Part 2 of 3. To read Part 1, click here.  David W. Cook began his role as President and CEO of Hosparus Health in September. His…
  • This week’s blog introduces a three-part series highlighting Hosparus Health President and CEO, David W. Cook.  David began his role…
  • More people are facing chronic and terminal illness than ever before. In fact, Pew Research Center estimates 10,000 baby boomers…
  • More people are facing chronic and terminal illness than ever before. Without a coordinated plan of care in the right…
  • Anyone who has been touched by hospice knows it’s not a place, but a type of care. While we admit…
  • An 86-year-old woman who lives alone and needs no assistance with activities of daily living has sick sinus syndrome and…
  • “Blessing of the Hands” ceremonies are now fairly commonplace during Nurse’s Week. Human touch is such a crucial part of…
  • By talking with us sooner, patients and their families can experience the compassionate palliative or hospice care that Hosparus Health…
  • In response to the emerging crisis with novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Hosparus Health has partnered with TapCloud to launch comprehensive telehealth…
  • Our patient is a man in his 40s who has been living with heart failure for some time. After the…
  • You see our billboards on the way to work, our ads splashed across buses while you’re at the grocery store,…