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Callene Bentoncoury: Hospice enhances life for the dying

Callene Bentoncoury: Hospice enhances life for the dying

Manage debilitating symptoms gives patients chance to enjoy last days or weeks.

August 26, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…
Hospice care eases fear of death and dying

Hospice care eases fear of death and dying

A front-page article appeared in the Star on Dec. 29 regarding hospice care in America (“Hospices recruiting nondying patients”).

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Tea, cake and dying go together at 'Death Cafe'

Tea, cake and dying go together at 'Death Cafe'

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.

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Tea, cake and dying go together at 'Death Cafe'

Tea, cake and dying go together at 'Death Cafe'

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.

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Tea, cake and dying go together at 'Death Cafe'

Tea, cake and dying go together at 'Death Cafe'

Your inevitable death.

April 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Blog: End-of-life expert Dr. Ira Byock coming to Tucson

The public is invited to an end-of-life conference next month  featuring bestselling author Dr. Ira Byock.

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Ben's Bells: Supervisor 'fuels' nurses who help dying, their families

Ben's Bells: Supervisor 'fuels' nurses who help dying, their families

Connie Russell, holding bell, is surrounded by colleagues from Carondelet Hospice during a Ben's Belling ceremony.

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Ben's Bells: Supervisor 'fuels' nurses who help dying, their families

Ben's Bells: Supervisor 'fuels' nurses who help dying, their families

The recipient of this week's Ben's Bell is hospice supervisor Connie Russell.

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New campus expands hospice's office space

New campus expands hospice's office space

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.

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New campus expands hospice's office space

New campus expands hospice's office space

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.

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New campus expands hospice Casa de la Luz's office space

New campus expands hospice Casa de la Luz's office space

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.

July 07, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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News & Notes

Hospice settles allegations it defrauded Medicare

June 01, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona hospice agrees to $3.7M fine for false Medicare claims

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.

May 31, 2012 2:05 pmLoading…
New hospice program aids veterans

New hospice program aids veterans

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.

May 27, 2012 9:00 pmLoading…

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