Links We Like: September 27, 2013

| By Jodi Horton

We’re big fans of Amy Goyer, AARP’s Caregiving expert. She has plenty of knowledge and shares her personal experience caring for her own elderly parents. There’s understanding in everything she says. Watch now: The Emotions of Caregiving

Death is an experience that touches all of us, but the experience of how we live at the end of life can look very different depending on cultural background. We can serve more individuals better by understanding the influence of culture on the death and dying experience, such as the one shared in this article about the challenges in reaching out to Chinese seniors. Read more: Palliative and Hospice Comfort Chinese Seniors at End of Life

We’re so grateful to all of our hospice volunteers for the time and dedication they give to comforting individuals in the final stage of their life. The weekly companionship of a volunteer, or a visit from a therapy dog, can be a profound gift to a patient and a family caregiver. That’s why we are so proud to have one of our very own volunteers, Cecil Bartlett, honored this year with a Volunteers are the Foundation of Hospice Award from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the National Hospice Foundation. Read more: CTC Begins with Volunteer Awards

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