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Aside from being a nurse, veteran and hospice patient, Rosemary Zemlo had a special connection to hospice services at Mayo Clinic Health System.
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.