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Hospice Care

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Thurs 5/2/13 Noon & 7 pm When a terminally ill patient is deemed to have less than six months left to live, they are eligible for hospice care. Hospice provides a range of services, from clinical care, to bereavement counseling, to social work. Usually these take place in the home, although there is one residential care facility in Vermont.

Today we'll learn more about hospice care, and the people who provide these services. We’ll talk to Angel Means, director of the End-of-Life Care Programs of the Visiting Nurses Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle County, and Ursula McVeigh, Director of Palliative Care Medicine at Fletcher Allen.

Have you had a personal experience with hospice care? Post your questions or comments about hospice here or email them to vermontedition@vpr.net.

Also on the program, Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band stop by the VPR Performance Studio for a live set. They've been rocking Soul Night at Burlington's Radio Bean for a couple of years. As they prepare to release a new EP, we get to taste their soulful music.

Jane Lindholm is the host, executive producer and creator of But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids. In addition to her work on our international kids show, she produces special projects for Vermont Public. Until March 2021, she was host and editor of the award-winning Vermont Public program Vermont Edition.
Sage Van Wing was a Vermont Edition producer.
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