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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,...
Jim Moessner was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. He managed it well, and lived a normal life for decades. But then everything changed.
Angela Joan Adkins has unspecified dementia. Her music therapist took a unique approach to bring back special memories by playing a song written by Joan's son, Guy, who passed away after a battle with cancer.
With the growing popularity of tattoos, you may wonder if a tattoo is the best way to express health care wishes.
Lon Putzer’s hospice care team learned about his love for the Green Bay Packers and facilitated a trip to see the team play.
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.