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Doctor Compton Wins Tamra West Leadership Award

Posted by Joe B. Nester on September 17, 2015 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (444)

Congratulations to Dr. Compton for his Dedication and Service in the Field of Hospice and Palliative Care

~ Tamra...

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The Death of Bingo Cards in Long Term Care

Posted by Joe B. Nester on September 15, 2015 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (685)

There has to be a better way; is how we have looked at senior care in South Carolina for the past 15 years. Heat sealed punch cards or bingo cards as they are sometimes referred to have been used in the pharmacy industry for decades and are finally being eliminated by efficient, automated medication mana...

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The Alzheimer's Epidemic

Posted by Joe B. Nester on August 13, 2015 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (34)

Alzheimer's is a devastating disease for both patient and caregiver. In 2015, Alzheimer's continues its epidemic rampage through our senior population in South Carolina and the nation. According to the Alzheimer's Association, there are 5,300,000 people in the United States with the disease and 5,100,000 of those are over the age of 65. Almost two thirds or 3...

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Ambassadors for Lexington Hospice House and Suites

Posted by Joe B. Nester on June 9, 2015 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (31)

On a cold and windy November evening in 2011 a hospice memorial service was held on the steps of the South Carolina Statehouse. The service was the conclusion of a two day celebration designed to raise public awareness about hospice. Holli McGee Roberts stepped to the podium and in 48 short words defined perfectly what hospice had meant to her family.


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Agape Hospice and We Honor Veterans

Posted by Joe B. Nester on May 25, 2015 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (59)

The NHPCO National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization put out a memorial day press release reminding people of the unique needs of Veterans on hospice. Five years ago the organization recognized the necessity for ...

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Living Home Alone with Dementia is Safety Balancing Act

Posted by Joe B. Nester on May 6, 2015 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (327)

The safety of a loved one living alone at home is a concern for a lot of family member caregivers. A study conducted by John Hopkins in 2013 found significant issues when looking at 254 home assessments they performed with people living alone with dementia and 246 interviews with their informal, non-professional caregivers. The study found  99% of the people with dementia and 97% of their caregivers had one or more unmet needs. 90% of those unmet needs were safety r...

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Creativity and Patience Required for Small Spaces

Posted by Joe B. Nester on April 30, 2015 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (32)


If you think about the way you spend time within your home, you may be surprised at how little space you actually occupy out of the total space available. I recently moved from a small three bedroom two bath home that was approximately 1400 square feet into a 550 square foot efficiency apartment in the center of downtown.

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A Cup Of Joy

Posted by Kimberly Brace on April 13, 2015 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (35)

To be happy you first have to create it in your mind...

It's not something you search for or seldom find.


When you wake up in the morning and begin your day ...

First count your blessings and then thank God and pray,


Give up those thoughts that breed discontent...

And just remember everything that comes your way is heaven sent.


Don't spend time wishing for things that you have not...

But simply make the best of w...

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A Prayer For Hope

Posted by Kimberly Brace on April 13, 2015 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (34)

Heavenly Father, I am your humble servant,

I come before you today in need of hope.

There are times when I feel weak.

I pray for hope.

I need hope for a better future.

I need hope for a better life.

I need hope for love and kindness.


Some say that the sky is at it's darkest just before the light.

I pray that this is true, for all seems dark.

I need your light, Lord, in every way.


I pray to be fille...

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