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Hosparus Health Stories

    • People of Compassion: Marty Gutmann

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    Marty Gutmann knows better than most what compassion can mean to someone facing serious illness. As a nurse, she saw…

    • New Jasper Office Helps Indiana Family

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    Patti Goepfrich describes her dad, Joe Eckerle, as a generous, wise man with twinkling blue eyes and a great sense of humor. He was a dedicated husband…

    • 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…

    • Hosparus Health Benefits from Louisville Businessman’s Generosity

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    *This story was originally published in our Winter 2017 Caring Connections magazine. Jim passed away in 2018. James “Jim” Ryan,…

    • Calling Hospice Sooner Gives Family Peace

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    Linda Martel says her family’s experience with Hosparus Health of Green River is a hospice success story. That’s because she’s one of the lucky ones who called us early. Her…

    • Hosparus Health’s Palliative Support Gets 87-year-old Back in her Garden

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    Without Hosparus Health, Norma Niehaus says she might not still be here. At 87 years old, she has multiple health…

    • 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,…

    • Hospice Allows Campbellsville Couple to Spend Final Chapter Together at Home

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    Johnny and Thelma Davis have been married more than 70 years. They’ve raised a family together, and walked hand-in-hand through…

  • When Faye Tanner’s husband of 55 years, Blake, entered a nursing home in November 2019, she spent most of her…

  • Imagine your 90-year-old mother is seriously ill and doesn’t have much time left. That sounds agonizing enough, right? Now imagine…

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

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Blog Articles

  • 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…

    • Where do I receive hospice care?

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

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

    • 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…

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

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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…

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

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

    • Hosparus Health Helps the McCauley Family

    • Supporting Local Non-Profit- Dan Farmer & Hosparus Health

  • Please join Hosparus Health in this vigil for racial and social justice. We show our support for the Black community…
    • Meditation & Reflection – Waking up reflection and song

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    • When should I call for hospice care?

    • What is the difference between hospice and palliative care?

    • Meditation & Reflection – Oh The Places You Will Go

    • Meditation & Reflection – Off to the Beach

    • How long can you have hospice care?

    • What is hospice care?

    • Meditation & Reflection – A passage from “Braiding Sweetgrass”