Common Myths About Hospice Care

How well do you know hospice care? Unfortunately, there are many myths about hospice that keep families from seeking this form of medical care when it is most needed. If your loved one is seriously ill or facing a poor prognosis, explore your options. Hospice care is provided by doctors who are specially trained in … Continue reading Common Myths About Hospice Care

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What is hospice care and how does it work?

Did you know that people who are facing a life-limiting illness and receive hospice care tend to live longer than people who choose not to elect hospice care? AARP reported on a study that people who had a terminal illness and received hospice care lived longer – in some cases, almost three months longer than … Continue reading What is hospice care and how does it work?

New Health and Wellness Information at the Library

By Kelly Barker Fulfill your prescription for information at the library’s Health Information Neighborhood, where wellness knowledge is at your fingertips. Endure: mind, body, and the curiously elastic limits of human performance by Alex Hutchinson, Health Information Neighborhood 617.1027 HUT Limits are an illusion: Endure is a revolutionary book that reveals the secrets of reaching … Continue reading New Health and Wellness Information at the Library

Topeka mourns a special health care leader

Midland Care Vice President of Compliance Harmony Hines died in mid-February at the age of 54, following a long battle with cancer. Harmony had of life full of service and of caring. She epitomized her name. She graduated from Washburn University School of Nursing in 1987, with jobs at Memorial Hospital and then the Menninger … Continue reading Topeka mourns a special health care leader

Hospice Social Work: Treating the Whole Person

Ten years ago, a supervisor told addiction counselor Laura Gilbow that she was meant to be a social worker. She decided to take an Introduction to Social Work course at Washburn University, just to see what she thought. “They were my people,” she explains, “the social work core is to be able to help vulnerable … Continue reading Hospice Social Work: Treating the Whole Person

Midland Care Hospice Launches Complementary Therapies Initiative

In recognition of the unique needs of hospice patients, local, not-for-profit healthcare provider Midland Care announced a new initiative to offer and promote complementary therapies. Complementary therapies, which will include pet therapy, touch therapies, therapeutic music, aromatherapy, acupuncture and hair care, are provided in addition to the medical care, social work services, and bereavement support … Continue reading Midland Care Hospice Launches Complementary Therapies Initiative