Hospice Care Corporation Name Change Reflects New, Broader Mission Of Care

Wilbea hospice partner Hospice Care Corporation is now West Virginia Caring.

Following the lead of its sister company, Capital Caring, West Virginia Caring will now focus on illness care as well as hospice. This change mimics the one made by Capital Caring when it expanded care to non-hospice patients and implemented their tele-caring program.

The announcement, which took place at a Preston County Chamber of Commerce After Hours Event, came on the heels of the October 14th Country Roads fundraising event. Wilbea helped sponsor the event, which celebrated their partnership with Capital Caring.

Link: The Preston County News & Journal featured the name change announcement on their website.


Home and Hospice Care Of New England Featured In Local Program

Home Care and Hospice of New England CEO Diana Franchitto was recently featured on Executive Suite, a program that focuses on local business leaders in the Providence area.

The organization will merge with Hope Health in January with Mrs. Franchitto as the CEO. In the interview she describes the merger, the healthcare industry, and the ways Home Care and Hospice of New England serves those in the community.    Executive Suite Interview


Hospice Honors for Hospice Care Corp.

Another Wilbea hospice partner was named one of the top hospices in the country by Deyta, a data-driven managemet company that specializes in home health and hospice data.

Wilbea congratulates the Hospice Care Corporation offices in Arthurdale and Burnsville, WV. Both named 2015 Hospice Honors Recipients. Data from over 1,700 hospices and eighteen satisfaction indicators were used in evaluating the top performing hospices. This is the third year Deyta has conducted the Hospice Honors.

A full list of the recipients can be found here: 2015 Hospice Honors Recipients



Capital Caring featured in Washington Post article

Over the past year, The Washington Post has published a number of stories critical of the hospice industry in a series called, “The Business of Dying.” The latest, published on October 26th, 2014, brings to light a story of a patient cared for by one of our hospice partners, Capital Caring.

Follow the link to read about the service Capital Caring is providing to almost 1,200 patients every day…

Washington Post Article




Monitoring The Mouth – Oral Considerations For Hospice Patients

Oral care is frequently overlooked by caregivers when caring for dying patients. Terminally ill patients have many oral complications as a result of their disease process, treatments, and medications. These conditions can include oral cavity pain, oral mucositis, candida, and most commonly xerostomia. (more…)