All posts by: Pathways

Good Nutrition for Cancer Patients

by in Blog February 11, 2020

Eating well is always important, but it is especially important if a patient is undergoing cancer treatment. Good nutrition helps to maintain strength, energy and the immune system. There are many challenges and side effects when going through treatment. Weight loss is a common one. To avoid losing too much weight, patients should try to […]

Understanding Common Terms

by in Blog February 5, 2020

The thought of exploring the option of hospice or palliative care can be pretty daunting. As you’re doing the research and asking questions, there may be terms that are unfamiliar to you. To help you in conversations and be more comfortable discussing care, we have put this list together of commonly used terms. Advance Care […]

Activities for Loved Ones with Dementia

by in Blog, News May 13, 2019

by Rose Marie Massaro If you have a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s, it’s important to help them keep active and engaged. Especially in the early stages, they will want to continue feeling useful and productive. Being able to complete simple household tasks or continuing a hobby can help soothe anxiety, depression and frustration […]

How to Help Children Cope with Loss

by in Blog, News April 30, 2019

By Rose Marie Massaro Whether you’re an adult or child, experiencing the loss of a loved one is extremely difficult. We’re filled with heartache, confusion and the sense of disruption in our lives. Children often rely on an adult to help them navigate the unfamiliar feelings and change. Having a compassionate and thoughtful adult by […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Byron Laws

by in News April 17, 2019

By Rose Marie Massaro Please meet Byron, the next featured volunteer in our National Volunteer Month Spotlight series. As a volunteer, Byron values the connections he has made with Pathways patients. He cherishes the wonderful life and love stories many have shared with him. Learn more about his experiences at Pathways in this quick Q&A. […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Patrick DesJardin

by in Blog, News April 10, 2019

By Rose Marie Massaro Our next volunteer in our National Volunteer Month Spotlight series is Patrick DesJardin. Patrick has been a Pathways volunteer for over 15 years, providing caregiver relief and companionship to patients. In this role, Patrick takes time to listen to patients and be with them–whether that means reading to them or just […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Paula Bernander

by in News April 10, 2019

We are continuing with our series of volunteer spotlights during National Volunteer Month with a young woman who continues to give her heart and care to Pathways. Meet Pathways Volunteer: Paula Bernander Pathways volunteer since: Summer 2017 What does your role as a Pathways volunteer entail? I started volunteering doing companionship visits at facilities in Fort […]