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Hosparus Health Stories

  • Life with a seriously ill child can be challenging, but those challenges don’t have to overshadow the love and joy…

    • Family Honors Late Father by Providing Nursing Scholarships

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    At just 34 years old, Brad Ruch is already creating a legacy because of his generosity. Over the last eight…

  • Matthew Duffy says he doesn’t know what his family would have done without Hosparus Health of Southern Indiana during his…

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

    • Hairstylist Volunteers His Time to Bring Dignity to Hospice Patients

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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

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

    • Mom Honors Infant Son’s Memory By Spreading the Word About Kourageous Kids

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    “Shocked and devastated” is how Katie Rubin describes her reaction after receiving a fatal diagnosis for her second child, Meyer,…

  • A hospice co-founder recounts history with Hosparus Health. I was born in Rock Island, Illinois, and raised in Western Illinois…

  • When she dreamed of her wedding as a little girl, Kristi Knop Stewart admits she never pictured herself getting married…

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

    • Hosparus Health Overview

Blog Articles

    • Hosparus Health earns 2020 Hospice Honors in both Kentucky and Indiana

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    We are thrilled to announce that Hosparus Health has been named a 2020 Hospice Honors recipient in both Kentucky and Indiana by HEALTHCAREfirst,…

  • Grieving is a normal and healthy response to losing a loved one to death. It is also a normal response…

  • Hosparus Health’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for those impacted by serious illness. As a not-for-profit hospice…

  • Weeks into COVID-19 and you are likely experiencing restlessness—the grownups as well as the kids. If you are like most…

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

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

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

  • When we hear the word “journaling,” some of us might picture a 12-year-old girl pouring her heart out in her…

  • There’s no doubt that the emerging situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) has been stressful for many of us. It’s perfectly normal…

  • This week’s blog is part two in a series about what you can expect when engaging with Hosparus Health’s care.…

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
    • 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

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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…

    • 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…
    • Hosparus Health Weekly Meditation

  • “Blessing of the Hands” ceremonies are now fairly commonplace during Nurse’s Week. Human touch is such a crucial part of…
  • A patient once said to one of our Hosparus chaplains, “I sure like the way you listen.”  That affirmation is…
  • One of human nature’s most effective ways of sabotaging happiness is to look at a beautiful scene and fixate on…
  • We are all constantly stressed about time. You have a major deadline for a project at work, and the stress…
    • We Don’t Have to Know Everything

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    It’s OK not to know everything. Instead of rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, we as leaders have to…
    • How Do You Talk to Yourself?

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    What we say to other people is important, but what we say to ourselves is far more important. It is…
    • Finding Serenity

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    Villains get punished and heroes triumph in well-made plays and books. In life it’s not easy to say who’s who.…
    • Measure Your Motives

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    Sometimes it is great for our souls to stop and examine our motives. After all, why are we living? Many…
    • The Power of Love

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    As you get older, life brings new uncertainties and changes. Luck becomes a much more visible companion of your life,…
    • Give Me Patience, But Please Hurry

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    Not a day goes by, and usually not even an hour, when we don’t face the considerable challenge of waiting…