Pioneer in care while dying

Pioneer in care while dying

There are 2 comments on the Berkshire Eagle story from May 4, 2010, titled Pioneer in care while dying. In it, Berkshire Eagle reports that:

When Mary Tierney's father Carl Bailey and brother Vincent Bailey died in the 1950s, they passed away at home in Pittsfield -- a rarity then for terminally ill patients.

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Robin Dewkett

Troy, NY

#1 May 4, 2010
Those are some big numbers. 100 people served every day by 120 volunteers, and 60 paid employees. I know it wasn't pertinent to the article, but where does this hospice get the $8 million it needs per year?
The Hospice organizations are a wonderful resource for people with terminal illnesses and their familes. It's alomost hard to remember that there was a time not all that long ago where comfort care was a radical idea.
Thanks to every Hospice worker for helping add to our care choices!

Since: Jun 08

Brandon, Florida

#2 May 4, 2010
Robin Dewkett wrote:
Those are some big numbers. 100 people served every day by 120 volunteers, and 60 paid employees. I know it wasn't pertinent to the article, but where does this hospice get the $8 million it needs per year?
The Hospice organizations are a wonderful resource for people with terminal illnesses and their familes. It's alomost hard to remember that there was a time not all that long ago where comfort care was a radical idea.
Thanks to every Hospice worker for helping add to our care choices!
Agreed

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