The United States will experience significant growth of the population older than age 65 in the coming decades, which will contribute to an increase in the number of people living with chronic and serious illnesses in the community. Field experts, policy makers, and health care leaders have identified the lack of an adequately prepared
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CLEVELAND — It is 7:30 on a summer morning in a room overlooking the slate-gray, lapping waters of Lake Erie. Ten or so people, some just arriving at work, some finishing a night shift, sit silently on benches and in armchairs below stained-glass windows. A plump golden retriever named Linus, a
Joe Doak devoted the final years of his own life to the final days of others’. The retired electrical engineer didn’t want patients at the HopeWest hospicein Grand Junction to die alone. So he became a vigil volunteer. Doak would sit with people, hold their hands, talk to them, pray with them. This month,