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Adjusting To Life After Caring For A Loved One With A Serious Illness

By Sharon Dardis, guest blogger “There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.” – Louise L’Amour I have never been a fan of endings. I have trouble with goodbyes. With the ending of something as intense as caregiving—in all its forms—there is certainly reason to wonder how…
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Family Ties: Daughter Forms Close-Knit Bond With Father Through Use Of Hospice Care

Growing up on a farm in rural North Dakota as one of six children, Lori Goering pitched in to help wherever she could. As one of only two daughters in the family, Lori often found herself tackling household chores like cooking and cleaning while her four brothers tended to the fields, cattle and horses alongside…
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Generations Of Care: Hospice Enables Family To Spend Valuable Time Together At The End Of Life

Hospice care is unique in that it provides comfort, relieves pain and offers support to people with a terminal illness and those who care for them. With hospice, the miracle isn’t the cure… it is in the caring. And hospice workers, patients and families see miracles play out on a daily basis. When Roger Greenley’s…
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10 Things To Know About Hospice Care

Hospice care is a set of specialty services designed specifically for individuals with late-stage illnesses and their loved ones, and includes medical, emotional, spiritual and grief support. Despite its many advantages, for both patients and their families, hospice is often misunderstood. Sometimes, hospice care is never offered and other times an individual or family is…
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New Year's Resolutions for Grieving

New Year’s Resolutions For Grieving

by Connie DeKrey, BSW, LSW, CT This time of year, we are inundated by the media with suggestions for changes we can make to greatly improve our lives in the new year. Talk shows tout weight loss strategies sure to trim us, magazines promote products and plans to perfectly organize our spaces, fitness gurus guide…
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