Stacey Barchenger and Lindy Washburn North Jersey Record Published 5:04 AM EDT Sep 17, 2019 Robin Granat, the River Vale woman who wanted to make use of New Jersey's recently enacted aid-in-dying law but could not because of a legal challenge, died Saturday in a hospice facility. She was 59. Granat and her husband shared the story of her desire for a death on her own terms as a way to educate the public about the law's significance. New Jersey's Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act permits doctors to prescribe life-ending medication under strictly limited conditions. Granat was diagnosed in December 2017 with glioblastoma, an incurable brain tumor, which hampered her balance and ability to speak. READ ROBIN'S STORY: She hoped for death on her own terms. Then NJ's aid-in-dying law was challenged Her death Saturday was painless, said her husband of 31 years, Jay Granat. "She was courageous, rarely complained, very optimistic," Jay … [Read more...] about NJ woman who sought aid-in-dying law dies in hospice care
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Updated 4:16 pm CDT, Tuesday, April 30, 2019 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Actors from "Game of Thrones" have sent greetings and well wishes to an 88-year-old hospice patient in Rhode Island. The Providence Journal reports that Claire Walton's caretakers at HopeHealth in Providence reached out to the cast. HopeHealth says 10 actors sent messages, including Liam Cunningham, who plays Davos Seaworth, and also Miltos Yerolemou and Josef Altin. Walton, a lifelong Rhode Islander, wanted to watch the third episode of the show's final season before she died. It aired Sunday, with a long-awaited battle scene. HopeHealth says Walton watched the episode. She died Monday afternoon. The hospice care provider posted a Facebook video of Walton watching the video messages. HBO's epic-fantasy show set a ratings record Sunday night. ___ Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com … [Read more...] about ‘Game of Thrones’ actors sent well wishes to hospice patient
Actors from the HBO fantasy show "Game of Thrones" sent greetings and well wishes to an 88-year-old hospice patient in Rhode Island. The Providence Journal reports that Claire Walton's caretakers at HopeHealth in Providence reached out to the cast. HopeHealth says 10 actors sent messages, including Liam Cunningham, Miltos Yerolemou and Josef Altin. Walton, a lifelong Rhode Islander, wanted to watch the third episode of the show's final season before she died. It aired Sunday, with a long-awaited battle scene. Top Celebrity Photos: 'Ugly Dolls' World Premiere Emma McIntyre/Getty Images HopeHealth says Walton died Monday afternoon. The hospice care provider posted a Facebook video of Walton watching the video messages. "Game of Thrones" is one of television's most popular shows. Its season premiere this month drew a series-high record of 17.4 million viewers, setting a streaming record for HBO. 'Avengers: Endgame' Obliterates Records With $1.2B Opening Copyright … [Read more...] about ‘Game of Thrones’ Actors Sent Well Wishes to Hospice Patient Before Her Death
PAWTUCKET — Home Health & Hospice Care of Nursing Placement acquired Consistent Care Corp. on Jan. 1, along with its 25 clients and 20 employees, and will maintain the acquired business’s Jamestown location, the companies announced Tuesday. Home Health & Hospice Care of Nursing Placement has been providing nursing, rehabilitation, hospice and home health aide and homemaker services to Rhode Islanders for more than 40 years through its division, Nursing Placement Inc. Consistent Care Corp. has provided home health care services in Rhode Island for 25 years. Stephanie Ryan, director of operations at Home Health & Hospice Care of Nursing Placement said Consistent Care owner Gail Sheahan approached HHHCNP’s owner, Michael Bigney, with an offer to purchase her company. The company declined to disclose financial terms of the deal. Sheahan’s offer was an opportunity for the Pawtucket company to expand its 1,200 clients and 500 employees. … [Read more...] about Home Health & Hospice Care of Nursing Placement acquires Consistent Care Corp.
PORTSMOUTH – Jennifer W. Fairbank has been named the next CEO of Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice, effective Dec. 10, the company’s board of directors announced Monday. Fairbank will replace Candace Sharkey, who will stay on for a transitional two weeks following Fairbank’s start as CEO. Sharkey has served as the company’s CEO since October 2014. Fairbank is currently the executive director of South County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in North Kingstown. The board lauded Fairbank’s “aggressive oversight of program effectiveness, quality outcomes, expense control, budget management and regulatory compliance.” “I am looking forward to partnering with the team to strategically position Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice for growth and sustainability in this competitive market. We have multiple lines of business that we will look to grow while remaining true to our mission,” stated Fairbank. The board also noted that Fairbank has … [Read more...] about Fairbank appointed next CEO of Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice