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Why Caring for a Loved One at Home is Do-able

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Many people prefer to stay at home instead of move to a skilled nursing facility after a hospitalization, when battling an illness or as they age. Home health offers the opportunity to help care for yourself or your loved one…

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A Pool Party Highlights Wish #350 from Sharing Wishes

Friday, August 2, 2019

With the help of Memorial Home Hospice and a special nurse and social worker, Brandie Wright and Belinda Turley pulled off a surprise pool party to celebrate their mom, Sue Turley, 69, a hospice patient. Sue retired from Memorial Child…

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Advance Care Planning: Have the Talk

Monday, April 8, 2019

Fact: we are all going to die someday. National Healthcare Decision Day educates and motivates people and healthcare providers to talk about advance care planning. Advance care planning can include living wills, hospice and palliative care, treatment plans if diagnosed…

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Benefits of CPAP & Compression Socks

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

If you have circulation problems in your legs, you may benefit from the use of compression stockings. Patients undergoing compression therapy wear special stockings that are designed to increase circulation in the legs and support the veins. Compression therapy can…

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Spiritual Care in Hospice

Friday, November 30, 2018

Physical comfort is often the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of hospice care. However, Memorial Hospice comprises a team of care providers across disciplines, including spiritual, to help patients and their families navigate their difficult situation and…

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Buzzy’s Burgers Marks 200th Wish

Thursday, June 30, 2016

If you ask Helen “Buzzy” Burris what one of her final wishes would be, the fun-loving mother will reply with a smirk, “Tall, dark and handsome.” Her response reveals some of the spirited banter she shares with the people in…

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10 Life Lessons Learned from Hospice Patients

Friday, April 1, 2016

Each day spent caring for people who are living their last moments or taking their last breaths might seem like a difficult job. But for Memorial Home Hospice caregivers, the rewards are countless. When the end of life is near,…

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Hospice Wishes Create Lasting Memories

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

An Elvis fan wishing to visit Graceland. A 63-year-old man wishing for a laptop to complete his family tree. A mother and grandmother wishing to have a pizza party for more than 30 relatives. An avid car lover wishing to…

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The 5 Most Memorable ‘Sharing Wishes’ Wishes – So Far

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Since its establishment in 2012, the Sharing Wishes Fund has made a significant impact in the lives of many hospice patients and families in central Illinois. Whether it is a special family-and-friends gathering or a visit from a distant loved…

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Get a Leg Up on Swollen and Achy Legs, Feet and Ankles

Friday, October 3, 2014

You get home from work. You drop your bag and finally sit down on the couch after having been on your feet all day. To rest feels good, but your legs do not. They are aching and your feet look…

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