National Healthcare Decisions Day, observed annually on April 16th, is aimed at increasing the number of Americans who have completed an advance directive. A living will is an advance directive that speaks to what care you want or do not want (i.e. no feeding tube, but open to antibiotics) and your Health Care Proxy names
High Peaks Hospice Celebrates National Social Worker Month from March 1-31st. We've asked some questions to the team members to help share their insight and allow a better understanding of them as individuals and/or the work they do. Please take a few moments to read and remember to celebrate them with us this month! Bri
High Peaks Hospice would like to honor our Medical Director, Dr. Curt Gedney for National Doctors Day by sharing information about him with the team. An extensive education and career that started in Ministry introduced Dr. Gedney to a personal interest in end of life care, followed by fulfilling his childhood dream of going to
When: January 7-31, 2022What: During the month of January, the Adirondack Artists Guild will host “Transition,” an art show to benefit High Peaks Hospice. Each member of theGuild will donate one or two pieces of art in a silent auction event.Where: Adirondack Artist Guild Gallery located at 52 Main St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983. Also
In honor of Veteran's Day we would like to share a Spotlight Q&A on our High Peaks Hospice RN Kathy McNulty. Her dedication and service is quite impressive and we are grateful to have her on our team. What can you share about your service? What location(s), branch, position? "I have been an RN for
Informational Sessions about becoming a hospice volunteer are going on throughout the month of November! In conjunction with Hospice & Palliative Care Awareness Month, High Peaks Hospice is offering informative talks about becoming a Hospice Volunteer. High Peaks Hospice serves families in all of Warren and Essex Counties plus parts of Franklin, Hamilton and St.
Our Bereavement team is hosting our Annual Hope for the Holidays. This year’s theme is A Season of Change: Memories, Rituals, Traditions. These events are open to the community and geared to help those who have recently lost a loved one and are experiencing a holiday season without them. Attendees will receive material to help
High Peaks Hospice is spreading awareness and facts about the benefits of hospice care in November in recognition of National Hospice Awareness Month. Hospice is a way of caring that enables patients and families to focus on living as fully as possible despite a life-limiting illness. Most Americans know what they want at life’s end.
Kathy Schoolcraft, High Peaks Hospice Community Liaison, presented John Harring, Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council #384 and Napoleon (Nappy) Marcotte with Certificates of Appreciation on October 6, 2021 in Port Henry. We appreciate their many years of outstanding dedication, commitment and support through community education and fundraising efforts. This most recently included
Does HPH accept patients who are positive with COVID-19? Our team members are trained and prepared to provide care should you refer a hospice-eligible patient who has COVID-19. Hospice-eligible patients with COVID-19 will be assessed based on hospice program supply of necessary PPE (N-95 mask, goggles or face shield, and gown) to ensure the safety
Clergy Appreciation Day on the second Sunday in October reminds us to recognize the work of ministers, pastors, and priests in the United States. Here at High Peaks Hospice, we would like to celebrate Mark Bailey, our Chaplain/Spiritual Coordinator. We appreciate all that Mark brings to the team, and especially to the individuals and
A compassionate group experience for dealing with the emotional impact of a major loss. 1st & 3rd Thursday of Oct & Nov Schroon Lake Community Church Community Room 1088 US Rt 9, Schroon Lake NY Oct. 7 & 21 and Nov. 4 & 18 10:30 - 11:30 am Gain support from others. Share the journey
High Peaks Hospice has been named a 2021 Hospice Honors Elite recipient by HEALTHCAREfirst, a leading provider of billing and coding services, CAHPS surveys, and advanced analytics. This prestigious annual review recognizes agencies that continuously provide the highest level of quality care as measured from the caregiver’s point of view. It acknowledges the highest performing
We invite you to join us and our partners for a weekend of community healing events in Saranac Lake October 2-3 Living with Dying Art Exhibition @ BluSeed Studios Saturday, October 2, 5:00-8:00pm Opening reception takes place for the art exhibition with readings and live music from 5:00 - 8:00 pm at BluSeed Studios, 24