A front-page article appeared in the Star on Dec. 29 regarding hospice care in America (“Hospices recruiting nondying patients”).
From left, Molly Brannon, Del Jones, Ted Reynolds and Kati Standefer discuss a questionnaire on their anxiety toward death during a recent Death Cafe meeting. The sessions are designed to explore a topic that often is avoided by many people, discussing dying and life in an open, friendly way.
De Vie Weinstock, right, chats with Del Jones, far left, and Ted Reynolds during one of the Death Cafe sessions. The gatherings are designed to help people approach a topic that often is avoided, discussing death in a safe, relaxed way, and learn something about compassion and their lives.
The public is invited to an end-of-life conference next month featuring bestselling author Dr. Ira Byock.
Connie Russell, holding bell, is surrounded by colleagues from Carondelet Hospice during a Ben's Belling ceremony.
The recipient of this week's Ben's Bell is hospice supervisor Connie Russell.
The new Casa de la Luz Hospice campus at 7740 N. Oracle Road consists of three buildings divided between administrative, staff and volunteer uses. The campus, with nearly 18,000 square feet of office space, opened last week.
Admissions nurse Peggy Schneider works in part of the new Casa de la Luz Hospice campus at 7740 N. Oracle Road. The building Schneider works in provides, in part, office space for patient-care workers.
One of Tucson's largest hospices has a new administrative campus that's been more than 10 years in the making and cost nearly $3 million to build.
Hospice settles allegations it defrauded Medicare
PHOENIX — Federal authorities say an Arizona hospice has agreed to pay $3.7 million to resolve civil allegations that the company submitted false claims to Medicare.
BENSON — Doing his best to ignore pain from the gastric cancer quickly taking his life, 80-year-old Domenick L. Colucci dressed for the occasion: A red U.S. flag shirt and the caption “Proud to be an American” underneath.