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The June 1 hospice fundraiser raised more than $14,000 to help provide hospice services, programs and bereavement support to patients and their families in the Waseca area.
Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare is seeking compassionate and mature individuals who are able to provide social support and respite for adults who are facing terminal illnesses,...
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.
My heart was touched after reaping the benefits of the hospice program when my husband was dying from cancer 14 years ago. I never forgot what a volunteer being there for us meant to my family and me. I knew that someday I wanted to be involved in the program.
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.