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Tips for a Successful Advance Care Planning Conversation

Monday, September 7, 2020

During our lifetimes, we plan for major transitions like going to college, getting married and retiring. But it is hard for most of us to think about the biggest transition of all: the end of our lives. Like many people,…

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Understanding Palliative Care

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Palliative care is a specialized type of care that focuses on providing relief of suffering for patients with serious illness in order to improve quality of life. The goal of palliative care is to prevent and relieve the physical symptoms,…

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National Healthcare Decisions Day – July 16, 2020

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Memorial Health System, along with other national, state and community organizations, is participating in an initiative to highlight the importance of advance care planning—National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD). NHDD exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and healthcare providers…

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Approaching Your Family about Advance Care Planning

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Engaging your family is a critical step in the advance care planning process. If you are unable to make decisions for yourself, these individuals will speak on your behalf. It is important to have a conversation about your healthcare wishes…

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Speak Up: Why Advance Care Planning is Critical

Friday, April 10, 2020

Do you know what healthcare treatments you would and would not want if you could not speak for yourself? Do other people know what your wishes are? Whether we plan for it or not, sudden illness or accidents can happen…

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Home Health Services Returns Lincoln’s Glenn Gill Back to His Life

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Born with spina bifida, Glenn Gill has gone through between 20 and 30 surgeries throughout his 37 years of life. In adulthood, he developed diabetes. An infection earlier in 2019 led to the discovery of Fournier’s gangrene – a serious…

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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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Caregiving for a Stroke Survivor

Monday, September 23, 2019

More than 50 million Americans serve as caregivers for a friend or family member who has a disability or illness. Whether you have cared for a stroke survivor for years or are new in your role, the experience can be…

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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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