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Hosparus Health Stories

    • People of Compassion: Honoring a Friend’s Memory

    • Donors
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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…

    • 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…

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

  • 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…

    • 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…

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…

    • How is Palliative Care Paid for?

    • What is Palliative Care?

    • How to Change Bed Linens – Tips for Caregivers

    • How to Give a Bed Bath

    • 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

    • Where do I receive hospice care?

    • When should I call for hospice care?

    • What is the difference between hospice and palliative care?

    • Meditation & Reflection – Oh The Places You Will Go