Grateful For Hospice Care In Our County

The following article ran in The Post-Journal on 3/10/2024. Authored by Margot Russell. More than a year before my mother passed away, she transitioned into hospice care at home. It was a hard conversation to have with her. Like a lot of people, she had the misconception that calling hospice signaled a lack of hope […]

Light a Life: A Journey of Healing and Remembrance

In a year filled with change, Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care invites the community to join in a heartwarming tradition of remembrance and celebration at the Light a Life Memorial Service. This cherished event has undergone a transformation that promises to make it even more special than before. Traditionally, the Light a Life memorial lights […]

Michelle Salisbury, R.N.: Finding a Place in Hospice

Michelle Salisbury, R.N.

Every life has a story to tell. One of the great tragedies of human existence is that most of these stories go untold. Some of us wear our experiences on our faces, while for others their life’s work reflects the events that shaped them. Put Michelle Salisbury R.N., a nurse here at Chautauqua Hospice and […]

We Need to Talk About Hospice

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Hospice has a long legacy dating back to the 11th century when monks provided care and comfort to the dying. The modern concept of hospice came to the United States in the 1960s, and the first modernhospice opened its doors in 1974, in Branford, CT. Yet, despite decades of care and millions of patients,families, and […]

CHPC Welcomes Christina Anderson as New Director of The Star Hospice House

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Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care is pleased to announce the appointment of Christina Anderson, R.N., as the new director of The Star Hospice House. Anderson, a Jamestown area native, brings 26 years of experience to the position working with seniors in a skilled nursing facility as well as a wealth of knowledge and expertise in […]

Julie Nagel, LMSW: The Path to Hospice

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Our paths in life seldom run according to plan. A significant loss can often shape who we are, sometimes upending our understanding of ourselves and our place in the world. And while this effect can have profound negative impacts on us, it can also lead to a change for the better.  For Julie Nagel, a […]

Light a Life Memorial & Service of Remembrance December 3rd

We’re pleased to announce the return of the annual Light a Life Memorial & Service of Remembrance, streamed live on Facebook on Saturday, December 3, at 6:00 PM. This event serves as a remembrance for all members of our community who have lost a loved one. Even if your loved one didn’t take advantage of hospice […]