Hospice of Davidson County Launches New Children’s Grief Camp

North Carolina-based Hospice of Davidson County (HODC) will soon unveil a summer grief camp for bereaved children and teens. Dubbed Camp Comfort, the new grief program launches this Thursday for children in 1st through 5th grade. Additional camp sessions will be held July 25 and July 31 for adolescents and teens in middle school and […]

Hospice Providers Work to Boost Staff Morale Amid Pandemic Pressures

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a significant toll on hospice providers, including a heavy impact on its workforce. Many staff are experiencing physical and mental health challenges while continuing to deliver care to patients at highest risk. Hospices nationwide are finding new and encouraging ways to help boost morale and keep their workforce thriving amid […]

Hospices Suspending Volunteer Activities Due to Pandemic

Hospices nationwide are challenged by the need for social distancing and sheltering in place during the COVID-19 outbreak, and this includes management and recruitment of volunteers, on whom many patients and providers rely for essential support. The U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in normal circumstances requires that volunteers provide at least 5% […]