High Peaks Hospice Update

As of  8pm, the conclusion of High Peaks Hospice Radio Day June 3rd, 2014, members of the community have helped to raise just over $50,000 for High Peaks Hospice…  A heartfelt Thank You to all who helped with their pledges..

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As of 6pm

Lake Placid $5,335 / Tupper Lake $14,589 / Saranac Lake $17,872

As of 5pm

Lake Placid $4,535  / Tupper Lake $13,322 / Saranac Lake $17,247

As of 4pm

Lake Placid $4,535 / Tupper Lake $5,272 / Saranac Lake $15,616

As of 2pm $20,873.72

Lake Placid $4,310 / Tupper Lake $5,157 / Saranac Lake $11,650

As of 11am $17,078.00

Lake Placid $4,150 / Tupper Lake $4,622 / Saranac Lake $8,316

As of 9am $14,725.00

Lake Placid $4,125 / Tupper Lake $4,170 / Saranac Lake $6,430

As of: 6am  $11,950.00

Lake Placid  $3,800 / Tupper Lake $2,950 / Saranac Lake $5,200

Thanks to Hospice Liason Tanya McCabe who joined us on the air through the day. Nicole Lewis and Jacquelyn Moody were on the air through the day and Thanks to Dr George Cook, Medical Director at High Peaks Hospice spend time with us discussing end of life planning.

We’ve been talking about Caregivers recently on the air..   Here are some of the concepts we’re discussing..

A Quote from Roselyn Carter…   “There are only four kinds of people in the world – those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers.”

Caregivers can be family, friends, partners and neighbors. No matter what their relationship is to the patient there is one truth – Giving care is emotionally difficult and physically exhausting. Your role as a caregiver can happen during a crisis or creep in slowly – almost unnoticed. Caregivers often find themselves beginning to struggle with the day to day demands and begin to realize that caregiving begins to define who you are. The caregiver’s daunting task can become as frightening as the initial diagnosis.

Hopsice staff and volunteers are there to help lift up caregivers, to give them the skills to navigate their difficult journey and to give them the emotional support, coping skills and respite they need to give them comfort and to let them know they are not alone.

High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care Social Workers are supportive counselors who assist  patients and families navigate through difficult times with emotional and practical support in a variety of ways through:

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