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Ten Ways to Help a Grieving Child

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Ten Ways to Help a Grieving Child

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Children usually do not tell you they are grieving through their words.  Although no two children grieve in exactly the same way, these tips can help you support a child who has experienced the death of someone they love.  Be a good listener. Encourage your child to share their thoughts and feelings. Be patient and … Read More

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Hospice Social Work: Treating the Whole Person

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Hospice Social Worker Laura Gilbow sees the joy and sadness that comes with caring for people at the end of their lives 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 … Read More

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Midland Care receives prestigious award

Friday, September 8, 2017

After starting out as an all-volunteer hospice organization 39 years ago, Midland Care has been recognized with a prestigious national award for innovation in the field of palliative and end-of-life care. “We have learned through the provision of hospice that suffering is more than just physical pain,” said Karren Weichert, CEO of Midland Care since 1990, … Read More

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Five Healthy Habits of Caregivers

Friday, September 1, 2017

Healthy caregivers take time for themselves sometimes. It’s hard to make time for yourself when you’re a caregiver, but you can’t be effective at caring for someone else when you’re exhausted. Take time to do something you enjoy. Healthy caregivers set realistic goals. Your loved one may not be able to function at the level … Read More

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When is it time to talk about hospice?

Friday, September 1, 2017

Key Points: Hospice is a health care option for people with any kind of life-limiting illness. Hospice care does not shorten life. To the contrary, patients enrolled in hospice care live, on average, 29 days longer than patients not in hospice care. Patients enrolled in hospice care report higher quality of life and better symptom … Read More

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