hospice

Dying 'Star Wars' fan to get 'The Rise of Skywalker' preview

Disney has granted a dying "Stars Wars" fan's wish to watch the new movie in the franchise, "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker," with his young son ahead of its release date, after responding to an appeal from the hospice where he is being treated.

Government watchdog gives graphic details of hospice deficiencies

Maggots growing around a dying man's feeding tube. Staff failing to treat the wounds of a patient with Alzheimer's disease, forcing the amputation of a leg. Caregivers unable to recognize injuries on a woman's pelvic area as signs of sexual assault and repeatedly trying to insert a urinary catheter instead, sending the woman to a hospital.

9/11 first responder, advocate Luis Alvarez dies at 53

Luis Alvarez, a retired NYPD bomb squad detective who described for Congress his medical issues during an impassioned appeal for an extension of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, died Saturday in a hospice in New York. He was 53.

Rep. Walter Jones in hospice care

A North Carolina Republican congressman who has represented the state for more than two decades has been placed in hospice care, his office said in a statement released Saturday.