Articles written by Amy Tribbett

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  • Hospice campaign to lift up our caregivers

    Amy Tribbett, For Senior Voice|Aug 1, 2021

    Hospice of Anchorage understands that being a caregiver is an important job. You shoulder many responsibilities caring for a friend or relative who is seriously ill. This summer, we are celebrating the caregivers in our community with our Care for the Carer campaign. Each month we are giving out 100 Care for the Carer boxes, each filled with caregiving resources, an assortment of coupons, and various self-care items. Each month's packages are different, so we encourage caregivers to treat...

  • The differences between volunteer and Medicare hospice

    Amy Tribbett, For Senior Voice|Jul 1, 2021

    Hospice is not a place. And hospice care is not just about those who are dying. Hospice is a comprehensive, compassionate kind of care that focuses on living – hospice is about living as fully as possible, surrounded by family and friends, up until the end of life. Palliative care brings this special philosophy of care to people earlier in the course of a serious illness. Did you know that Hospice of Anchorage is a Volunteer Hospice? Did you know there are three Medicare hospice providers serving Anchorage and the surrounding areas as well? W...

  • Understanding when you should call hospice

    Amy Tribbett, Hospice of Anchorage|Jun 1, 2021

    You just found out you have a limited life expectancy. Let’s say six months to a year. Here’s the kicker: You get to choose how you spend this time. What does that look like to you? Maybe you would like to be surrounded by family and friends. Perhaps you want to mend some broken relationships before it is too late. You probably would like to be comfortable and free of as much pain as possible. What about the comfort of your own surroundings? Of course, you want your cat (or is it a dog or rabbit or bird?) to cheer you up daily. And the las...

  • Hospice has resources for you, the caregiver

    Amy Tribbett, For Senior Voice|Mar 1, 2021

    Are you caring for someone who is seriously ill? We can help. Hospice of Anchorage understands that being a caregiver is an important job. You shoulder many responsibilities caring for a friend or relative who is seriously ill. You may also have strong feelings arise as you watch your loved one coping with the difficulties of poor health. We are here to help with: Educational articles Caregiving tips Connections to local services Links to national resources A family blog tool A monthly newsletter You don’t have to do this alone. We are happy t...

  • Hospice of Anchorage, your community resource

    Amy Tribbett, For Senior Voice|Jan 1, 2021

    At Hospice of Anchorage, we focus on caring, not curing. Our Lifeways Program is available to people of all ages with any life-limiting illness. When you or a loved one is diagnosed with a serious or life-limiting illness, Hospice of Anchorage provides assistance by helping you prepare for and live well with your illness, understanding death, dying and grief. We focus on helping you live as fully as possible despite your diagnosis. If you’re wondering if we can help you, call us at 907-561-5322. Our staff is happy to talk to you about your s...

  • Remembering your loved ones during the holidays

    Amy Tribbett, Hospice of Anchorage|Dec 1, 2020

    According to, holidays mark the passage of time in our lives. They are part of the milestones we share, and they generally represent time spent with family. But since holidays are for being with those we love the most, how on earth can anyone be expected to cope with them when a loved one has died? This is the hardest part of grieving for many people, when we miss our loved ones even more than usual. How can we celebrate togetherness when there is none? When you lose someone special, your world lacks its celebratory qualities....

  • Hospice of Anchorage is adapting to coronavirus conditions

    Amy Tribbett, Hospice of Anchorage|Jul 1, 2020

    Usually, I would start my article off by saying something like, “I hope you are doing well.” It’s not that I don’t hope you are doing well, but these days, hoping you are well doesn’t feel sufficient. There are some of you who are struggling financially due to COVID-19 and the loss of your job. Some of you are lonely and isolated. Some of you are disgusted at the racial injustice our country continues to face. I can speak for the entire staff at Hospice of Anchorage when I say that we are here for you during these times of unrest. Our offic...

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