Entries by mgulick

September is Pain Awareness Month

Recognized since 2001, Pain Awareness Month increases awareness of the many ways pain impacts individuals, families, and communities, while also offering support and treatment options to individuals. At Capital Caring, many of the moms, dads, and kids who come to us facing advanced illnesses also suffer severe pain due to their individual conditions or to […]

Happy Labor Day!

Labor Day celebrates American workers – our achievements, contributions, and dedication to supporting those in our communities. Fortunately, most of us are able to celebrate “our day” by relaxing and enjoying time with friends and family as we say goodbye to summer and look forward to autumn. At Capital Caring, we celebrate our employees’ achievements […]

Capital Caring Celebrates a Local “Center of Excellence”

On August 18, Capital Caring presented the Center of Excellence award to Bev Greene, the administrator at Powhatan Nursing Home, noting the facility’s commitment to caring for those facing advanced illness. The Centers of Excellence program, launched earlier this year, is a partnership between Capital Caring and select long-term care facilities recognized for providing world-class […]

“40 for 40” Goes Live!

As part of our 40th anniversary celebration, Capital Caring just launched it “40 for 40” campaign, an interactive online project to encourage our patients, donors, neighbors, staff, and others whose lives we have touched since 1977 to share their reflections of the impact we have had on them and their families. The “40 for 40” […]

40 for 40: Craig Fisher’s Story

My husband Craig was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer the day before his 61st birthday. That’s a vicious disease, and he didn’t even make it six months from that date. We relied so heavily on Capital Caring to help take care of him, take him to the hospital for his infusions, bring him his medications, and […]

40 for 40: Gail Fisher

My husband Craig was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer the day before his 61st birthday. That’s a vicious disease, and he didn’t even make it six months from that date. We relied so heavily on Capital Caring to help take care of him, take him to the hospital for his infusions, bring him his medications, and […]

40 for 40: Deacon Beasley’s Story

Deacon Beasley hailed originally from North Carolina, though he and his family settled in Petersburg, Virginia, after he completed his Army service. With a strong faith, Deacon Beasley devoted as much time as possible to ministry; he sang in the Gospel Unlimited Choir and served with the Southside Jail and Prison Ministry for more than […]

40 for 40: Bill Lucas’ Story

Like many folks, my first exposure to what Hospice care can mean to a family occurred when my father was battling cancer in Delaware. We and he were comforted and impressed with the care and compassion the hospice team provided my Dad and my family through a difficult period. Later we again availed ourselves of […]

40 for 40: Dennis Morley’s Story

“Dennis left a distinct imprint that lingers,” said Kirsten Morley, Dennis’ wife of 19 years.  He was “outgoing, funny, and had a soft, big heart. He would do anything for a friend.” Dennis carried his love and compassion into his life in a variety of ways, including as a husband, father of four, elementary school […]

40 for 40: Alix Suggs’ Story

When I retired from a career in federal law enforcement and a 10 year stint as a federal contractor, I sought an avocation in retirement that would feed my soul, so to speak, in a totally different way than my career had.  While mulling around what I might do, and sort of “decompressing” from the […]