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Doc Talk: Practical Tips for Managing Dementia Behaviors

Friday, September 15, 2017

We talked about practical tips for managing dementia behaviors on this week’s Live Facebook Doc Talk with Dr. David Wensel, Midland Care Medical Director. Tune into our live Doc Talks every Tuesday at 11 AM, and feel free to post topics you’d like to see covered.

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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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Midland Care Breaks Ground on Compass Center

Friday, September 8, 2017

Midland Care broke ground August 18, 2017 on a $6 million building renovation at 2631 E. Circle Drive South in Topeka to create the Compass Center for Senior Independence. The local, not-for-profit health care provider also launched a capital campaign to fund the project. The Compass will provide a space for Topeka’s seniors to receive … Read More

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Doc Talk: What does research tell us about how men live over 70?

Thursday, October 12, 2017

We talked about some new research on what helps men live longer and better on this week’s Live Facebook Doc Talk with Dr. David Wensel, Midland Care Medical Director. Tune into our live Doc Talks every Tuesday at 11 AM, and feel free to post topics you’d like to see covered. Transcript: Good afternoon, this … Read More

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Midland Care Celebrates 10 Years of PACE

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Community, not-for-profit health care provider Midland Care announced today that the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is celebrating ten years of service in 2017. PACE is a national program that provides community-based care and services to people who would otherwise need a nursing home level of care.  Midland Care has provided PACE … Read More

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Managing Digital Assets After Death or Disability

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

by Austin Northern In today’s internet age, almost everyone has numerous online digital accounts which share vital information about stocks, bank accounts, tax matters, medical records, financial records, e-mail, and social media such as Facebook or Twitter. These accounts are referred to as digital assets. When a person dies or becomes disabled, his or her … Read More

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An Interview with Gwen McClain

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Since 2005, Topeka artist Gwen McClain artist has been the creative force behind Midland Care’s Memory Tree ornaments, creating the artwork featured on each year’s porcelain ornaments and medallions dedicated in honor of lost loved ones. In addition to being a way to keep the memory of loved ones close, the ornaments support charity care … Read More

Making the Tough Decisions

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Midland Care Medical Director David Wensel, D.O., is a leading educator on end-of-life planning with a message that could change health care. Nearly every Wednesday morning, Dr. David Wensel sits in front of a smart phone to film a Facebook Live video with very different information than one typically finds on social media. “People seem … Read More

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Mom and Dad, Let’s Talk

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Dear Mom and Dad, I love you and I want you to be around forever, but we need to talk about this whole getting older thing, and there are a few things I need you need to know. I want us to make as many memories as possible when we’re together. Years from now, I … Read More

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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