Angelic Health has produced these videos to help you through many tasks in caring for your loved one. They are solely for educational purposes, and information included is not a substitute for professional medical advice...
Lorraine Derella's apartment in Wesley Manor is a home art gallery of oil paintings and experimental glass projects that she has crafted over the years. “It's just my life,” she says when she talks about her love of art.
“If I can emotionally get through the next few minutes, it will be another chance to honor Dee. And if I don't get through the next few minutes, I will get “the look” one more time.” Said Ted Coyle to a crowded room of friends and family who gathered in the honor of his wife's passing.
Angelic Hospice has been named a national best practice agency by Fazzi Associates for overall satisfaction of care and likelihood of recommending.
Do you smile and sing along when you hear an old favorite song on the radio? Most of us find that music takes us back to more carefree days. But did you know that tapping your foot or singing to a much-loved tune not only brings you joy but can also have great health benefits? In fact, music therapy is used in healthcare to improve mood and reduce pain.
Kathryn Baruffi feels blessed when she walks over the Ocean City bridge. The marsh and bay vistas are inspiring. “I think of them as my serenity walks,” she explains.
What do you get when you cross music, faith, and good humor? Well, at Angelic Health you get the “Four Chaplains”. Their name is a lighthearted take on the famous Three Tenors, a popular operatic singing trio that included Plácido Domingo, José Carras, and Luciano Pavarotti.
In this unprecedented time of social distancing, grieving the death of a loved-one has become challenging. Paying respects, comforting loved ones and friends with the traditional viewing and funeral services while staying safe is all but impossible.
Cole entered the doors at Angelic Health Palliative and Hospice Care with a smile and a confident stride. He made himself at home as he was introduced to the staff who gathered around him. They all wanted to meet him, and Cole, too, was looking forward to becoming a hospice volunteer and visiting patients. With him was his best friend and adopted dad, Chris, who also was becoming an Angelic Health Hospice Volunteer.
The New Jersey’s Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act took effect August 1, 2019. This legislation does not take ending one’s life lightly, and has incorporated numerous caveats and requirements a patient must first meet before being able to secure medications specific to end their lives.
Joe is often confused, forgetful, disoriented, and struggles with communicating his needs and feelings. Sometimes he cries and is easily agitated for no apparent reason. He spends much of the day watching television and is reluctant to move around. Lately he hasn't been sleeping well.
Dying with dignity. We hear this phrase used so many times but often we fail to look beyond what we can see. We think of hospital beds, of wires and tubes, and care for a physical body that can no longer care for itself. We are concerned about housing, of clothing, of privacy, of eating, of matters of personal hygiene.
Chances are you, or someone you know is living with cancer. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS) the risk of developing cancer is one in three. Estimates from the International Agency for Research on Cancer predicts that cancer cases will grow worldwide from 14.1 million new cases in 2012 to 21.7 million new cases in 2030 due to the growth of an aging population.
Ed Weber is an easy-going, good natured gentleman with a ready laugh. At 100 years old, he just may be the oldest living WWII veteran in Cape May County, but that's not the only thing that makes him special. "I've always been satisfied with my life," he says with a sly grin when asked the secret to his longevity.
Many people may misunderstand the purpose of a Living Will, also known as an Advance Directive. If your response when asked about Living Wills is: 'We have that under control. My sister gets the family china and I get mom's earrings.' that is not...
Some 5.5 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease, and that number is growing, so it is likely you know someone living with Alzheimer's dementia.The Alzheimer's Association estimates that 5.3 million of people with Alzheimer's are age 65 and older...
From New Year's Day through New Year’s Eve, holidays are time to gather with loved ones. It is typically a joyous time of enjoying traditions and each other. Yet if you are visiting a friend or relative with a life-limiting or terminal illness you may be apprehensive that emotions will overshadow the conversation. You wonder...
As parents we struggle with having 'the talk' with our children about sex. It is, of course, uncomfortable to discuss something so personal. Conversely, as we face our mortality we are apprehensive about having a talk about hospice. If you are like most people you sidestep conversation about death and dying.
Visit any grocery store after notice of weather emergency and you’ll usually find that the bread, milk and water isles empty out quickly. It is natural to want to be prepared to spend days unable to get out. However, for those with illnesses, especially those on hospice or palliative care services, the list of things to do...
The Angelic Hospice Care Speaker's Bureau is available to community, civic and service organizations whose members would like to learn more about healthcare topics. Angelic's speakers include registered nurses, clinical specialists, licensed social workers, and spiritual care and emotional support professionals...