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High Peaks Hospice is Committed During COVID-19

2020-05-06T09:13:26-04:00April 8th, 2020|

Our Hospice is committed to supporting our patients, our community and our mission despite the current circumstances. Hospice and Palliative Care Providers will ALWAYS rise to the challenge to ensure patients and families are served and supported in any season. Our care team is here 24/7 inside the 2nd largest geographic area of covering for

Emotional Resilience during a Health Crisis

2020-05-06T09:15:26-04:00April 1st, 2020|

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defines individual emotional resilience as having the ability to withstand, adapt to, and recover from adversity. (2015). Being resilient does not mean that a person doesn't experience difficulty or distress. Emotional pain and sadness are common in people who have suffered major adversity or trauma in their

Here’s How We Can Support You During the Coronavirus Pandemic

2020-04-09T09:15:27-04:00March 23rd, 2020|

High Peaks Hospice serves the people of the Adirondacks with end-of-life care and ongoing grief support, even in times when a pandemic is griping the mind with fear. The Adirondack Mountains Region in Upstate New York is home to stunning, natural beauty and some 130,000 people who work and do life together. Friends and neighbors

Tips for Hospice Caregivers

2020-02-18T08:51:02-05:00February 18th, 2020|

Hospice Caregivers are those individuals who on a day-to-day basis provide the physical and emotional personal care for the patients. There may be many caregivers for any one patient or there may be only one. The responsibilities placed on the caregivers are enormous and take a huge psychological and physical toll.  Many caregivers become so

February Newsletter

2020-02-07T12:13:42-05:00February 5th, 2020|

Here's an update on what's happening at High Peaks Hospice! Deb Brown Bishop is one of our newest nurses here at High Peaks Hospice, and we’re excited about it because she’s the first nurse whose internship with us lead to her coming on as a full-time staff member. Before Deb started here as a nurse,

High Peaks Hospice Nurses Earn CHPN Certification

2020-02-18T08:27:08-05:00January 8th, 2020|

January 8, 2020 (Glens Falls, NY) – High Peaks Hospice is pleased to announce that our Head of Nursing, Phil Pekar, RN, and our Clinical Lead, Mel Duerr, RN, NP, have both earned their Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing certification. By earning this certification, they have proven competence and increased their knowledge across the

How Can a Doctor Make a Referral to Hospice?

2020-02-07T12:14:20-05:00December 10th, 2019|

Talk about end of life wishes When you make a referral to hospice, you may feel uncomfortable as it seems counterintuitive to a medical professional. One of the most difficult conversations that a healthcare provider has with a patient is regarding end-of-life issues.   Hospice staff can assist with this.  Having frank, gentle discussions with patients