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Courtney Dunithan: West Virginia needs more palliative care options (Daily Mail)

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.

Join West Virginia Caring to Light up a Life

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.

Making Dreams Come True

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.

November National Hospice and Palliative Care Month Sparks Opportunity to Dispel Myths About End of Life Care

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.

Salute Dedicated, Compassionate People In Hospice Care During National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

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.