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"Palliative Care" is something you'll be hearing more and more about, and the Palliative Care Partners organization we've set up is the leading provider of palliative care in the region. It's valuable support for patients at any stage of their serious illness, but it's most effective and most helpful when you access it early.

Early integration of palliative care for patients with newly diagnosed incurable gastrointestinal and lung cancers improved quality of life, reduced depression symptoms, and enhanced coping with prognosis and communication about end-of-life preferences, according to a randomized clinical trial publi...

Posted 1 month ago

Early palliative care may improve quality of life in patients with lung, gastrointestinal cancersView Link

We hope everyone lives a good, long life. But we also hope everyone gets to experience, as this doctor puts it, "a good death." Our expertise, support and guidance can often make the difference...

The sooner we start talking about how we die, the better.

Posted 1 month, 1 week ago

First, Sex Ed. Then Death Ed.View Link

The Community Hospice added 2 new photos.

Chaplain Gerry Ladouceur and nurse Sandy Millard are just two of the many Community Hospice staff members heading out in the snow to see patients and, in several cases, bring them medicine. Sandy’s meeting up with another of our nurses to go visit a patient who lives on a lake near the Vermont/Massachusetts border.

Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

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More than 300 Community Hospice patients are enjoying Christmas in their own homes, enveloped in love and warmth from family and close friends. To all of them, to their loved ones, to all our other patients and their family members, and to the wonderful community that supports us...our sincere wishes for a very Merry Christmas!

Posted 3 months ago

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A great doctor and a great man. Dr. Balint served as a Community Hospice Board member and, more recently, we were honored to serve him when he became a Community Hospice patient. Because of him, many Albany Medical College students now spend time with our hospice staff, learning about hospice and palliative care. http://bit.ly/DrBalint

His distinguished medical career in the Capital Region spanned five decades.

Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

Dr. John Balint, local medical ethics pioneer, diesView Link

The Community Hospice added 3 new photos.

Privileged to be part of today's Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery. So many of our Community Hospice patients have served their country in both wartime and peacetime. #WeHonorVeterans

Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

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No matter how old you are, what serious illness you're facing, or whether you have decades or just days to live, palliative care can provide enormous support to you and your family. The Community Hospice is proud to be the Capital Region's leading provider of palliative care services.

Every family of a child with a chronic condition deserves the support of palliative care.

Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

How Palliative Care Helped My Son LiveView Link

The Community Hospice added 3 new photos — with Marc Martino and 6 others.

The East Coast Riders motorcycle club is an incredibly charitable group: over the weekend, at their Christmas party, they presented us with a check for $16,500...proceeds from their annual Harley raffle. That brings their all-time total donations to Community Hospice to more than $85,000!

Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

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The Community Hospice updated their cover photo.

Posted 4 months ago

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