Articles written by Sarah Pype

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  • Caring for the caregiver requires effort, teamwork

    Sarah Pype, Hospice of Anchorage|Jul 1, 2022

    In 2020, nearly one in five Americans was providing unpaid caregiving to an adult with health or functional needs. That’s 53 million caregiving nationwide. This number is expected to continue to grow as the senior population increases through the middle of the century. Nearly a quarter of those providing care are providing care for two or more people, while simultaneously working full or part time jobs. The fact is, caregiving can be an emotional rollercoaster, rewarding in its demonstration of love and commitment and also exhausting, overwhelm...

  • Death, taxes and advance care planning

    Sarah Pype, Hospice of Anchorage|Apr 1, 2022

    It was Benjamin Franklin who wrote, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.” And this April is no different. As Tax Day nears, Americans are preparing their IRS filings, just as they do every year. But what about that other certainty, death? April is Advance Care Planning Month and the 16th is National Healthcare Decisions Day. This year, Hospice of Anchorage wants to encourage all Alaskans to consider not only their taxes, but also their death. Death and disability sometimes arrive suddenly, but often the...

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