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Falls Prevention Awareness Day

Falls Prevention Awareness Day

Did you know that September 22 is Falls Prevention Awareness Day? About 36 million older adults fall every year—resulting in more than 32,000 deaths. On this Falls Prevention Awareness Day, we wanted to share some tips for older adults to prevent slips and falls,...

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Aging Awareness Day

Aging Awareness Day

September 18th is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day. The holiday is intended to call attention to the growing number of people living full and long lives with HIV and all of the aging-related challenges that come with HIV prevention, testing, treatment, and...

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Grandparents Day

Grandparents Day

September 12th is National Grandparents Day — a day that’s dedicated to celebrating grandparents! Being a grandparent is an amazing and heartwarming venture, but did you know that studies have shown that grandparents and grandchildren have a special connection that...

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World Alzheimer’s Month

World Alzheimer’s Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month. The international campaign is intended to raise awareness and money as well as challenge the stigma around Alzheimer’s.   World Alzheimer’s Month is a good time for a refresher on what Alzheimer’s is and its symptoms,...

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National Grief Awareness Day

National Grief Awareness Day

August 30th is National Grief Awareness Day. Why would somebody create a day celebrating grief? The day was created by Angie Cartwright in 2014. Cartwright was familiar with loss and became consumed by her grief. She wanted to find a way to support other people going...

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World Lung Cancer Day – August 1

World Lung Cancer Day – August 1

August 1st is World Lung Cancer Day. We wanted to take some time to raise awareness about a  disease that impacts many hospice and palliative care patients and their families. Lung cancer continues to be one of the most common cancers around the globe. It claims...

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Happy Birthday, Medicare!

Happy Birthday, Medicare!

Medicare’s and Medicaid’s birthday is July 30, 1965. We wanted to take a moment to say “Happy Birthday” to one of the United States’ most outstanding healthcare achievements. On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the nation’s federal health insurance...

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 National HIV Testing Day

 National HIV Testing Day

June 27 is recognized as National HIV Testing Day across the nation. Knowing your HIV status helps you stay healthy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 1.2 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV. Perhaps...

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National Nursing Assistant Week

National Nursing Assistant Week

National Nursing Assistant Week is June 17-24, 2021. We wanted to take some time to recognize the invaluable role nursing assistants play in delivering the best end-of-life care possible. National Nursing Assistant Week is a great time not only to show appreciation...

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Men’s Health Month

Men’s Health Month

Men’s Health Month is commemorated nationwide every June with the goal of bringing awareness to health issues all men face. The month is dedicated to enriching men’s health and wellness via a broad spectrum of national screening and educational campaigns. ...

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Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

Did you know that someone in the world develops dementia every three seconds? There are currently 50 million people across the globe living with dementia. That number is expected to more than double and reach 132 million by 2050. Every June, the Alzheimer's...

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

According to the ALS Association, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis— more commonly referred to as “ALS” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease affecting nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, which causes a loss of control of voluntary muscles. The nerves that...

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Regional Patient Care Manager Announcement

Regional Patient Care Manager Announcement

Oklahoma Palliative & Hospice Care is proud to announce the promotion of Heather Hinson to Regional Patient Care Manager Oklahoma Palliative & Hospice Care is a community-based organization dedicated to palliative and hospice care. They are proud to announce...

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National Kidney Month: Renal Disease

National Kidney Month: Renal Disease

March is known for St. Patrick’s Day, melting snow, and the long-awaited return of the sunshine. But, did you know that March also happens to be National Kidney Month? The month is intended to raise awareness nationwide about kidney disease, also called...

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Hospice & Hospital Fast Facts

Hospice & Hospital Fast Facts

Every year, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization puts together a report with statistics on the state of hospice in America. With that report, we have compiled this list of hospice and hospital fast facts. Hospice is a term for a broad range...

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New Palliative Program Manager

New Palliative Program Manager

Colorado Palliative & Hospice Care of Colorado Springs is Proud to Announce Jennifer Powell's Promotion to Palliative Program Manager COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - May 21, 2020 - PRLog -- Founded on Christian principles, Colorado Palliative...

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