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Online team registration begins Wednesday, March 1, for the Aug. 5, event supporting hospice services.
Twiddle muffs are knitted or crocheted colorful bands made from yarn that have objects attached to them for patients to twiddle and keep their hands busy.
The 2015 quilt represents patients and families touched by hospice services and will be on display over the next year.
Sponsorships are available and the only way to guarantee a boat.
Hospice volunteer knitting group makes twiddle muffs for dementia patients.
Erin Shadbolt, nursing director for Home Health & Hospice in northwest Wisconsin, shares her experience with advanced care directives
Phil Pitsch is an avid a sports fan as they come. A former three-sport athlete and standout running back for the Chippewa Falls High School Cardinals, Pitsch, 81, follows Chi-Hi football games to this day
When I say “Let's talk turkey,” it isn’t about how to prepare the meat, but rather, how to use the holidays as a time to start talking to your provider and family members about your end-of-life wishes.
Time can be hard to measure. We often measure our lives in the tasks and accomplishments of everyday life — a pace of business, providing us with momentum and a feeling of control. In between the noise of the day, quiet moments remind us of those we love and what we have lost.
Many families are facing a serious, life-limiting illness for the first time. This can be overwhelming for the patient and the entire family, especially if you don't know where to turn for answers and support.
There are many sayings that encourage people to think ahead, such as, “Always be prepared,” or “Expect the unexpected.” But it might take more than a catchphrase for you to plan. When a loved one’s — or your own — end-of-life comfort depends on it, it’s important to know all the options.
Nicole Thiess was skeptical about music therapy for her grandmother, Barbara, who was in hospice care. She soon realized how beneficial this service was for Barbara's tranquil transition to the end of life.
Let’s talk turkey. And, no, I don’t mean gobbling like that festive holiday bird. I mean use the holidays, when family members are gathered, to go beyond the “How ’bout them Packers?” discussion. Use that precious time to speak honestly and openly about your end-of-life wishes.
For many hospice patients, the benefits of massage therapy are unknown and underutilized. One patient has become vocal in her advocacy of massage as a treatment in her battle with pulmonary fibrosis.
Hospice brings a whole team of workers to join the facility staff who all work together to meet the special needs of the patient as they near end of life.
Ann Fischetti had an estimated six-month life expectancy and deeply wanted to visit family in California while she still felt well enough and, with the help of her daughter and hospice team, planned an unforgettable nine-day trip there.