The vast majority of West Virginians want to die at home, but most people lack the community resources to help with that process or are unaware of palliative care options close to home.
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The holiday season is upon us and it is a very special opportunity to celebrate the life of loved ones. You can remember loved ones who have passed away or honor those living and those who are suffering illnesses. West Virginia Caring’s annual Light up A Life event begins now and continues through the end of the year.
The WV Caring Staff, Elkins High School staff and students, Elkins Police and Mayor came together to honor a wish for Austin Van Pelt, an 18 year-old patient of ours. Austin wanted to ride a bus to Elkins High School to visit some of his former classmates; but it did not stop there. The Bat Signal came on and Batman drove in his Batmobile from Huntington, WV’s Gotham City, to see Austin and lead a Hope Rally with the entire student body and to help raise funds for Austin’s family.
Americans are living longer and healthier lives than ever before. Yet inevitably – 100% of us will die, and the clear majority will experience debilitating advanced illness for which curative treatment is no longer effective.
November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, and I encourage fellow West Virginians to be more aware of the innovative and compassionate end-of-life care available throughout the Mountain State.
November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Advanced illness organizations nationwide are reaching out to raise awareness about these often-misunderstood benefits which are covered by Medicare Part A and most commercial insurance plans.
Spend 15 seconds with Malene Smith Davis and you’ll be inspired. She’s a successful businesswoman on a mission.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The 10th Annual Perry G. Fine, MD Pain Lecture Series will be held on Monday, October, 16, 2017, at the WVU Health Sciences Center, Okey Patteson Auditorium in Morgantown, West Virginia from 4 – 8 PM.
Honor Sophia’s long journey with breast cancer by running or walking to support those living with advanced illnesses.
You’re Invited! Join us for our Country Roads Homecoming Celebration to honor West Virginians taking care of West Virginians. Friday, October 13th, 7-10pm Erickson ALumni Center, Morgantown, WV Silent auction, food, drinks, & music by the Original Blue Healers. Tickets are $40/person or $75/couple and can be purchased here or by calling 1.800.350.1161. Casual attire […]
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