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The Power of Listening

Listening to others and ourselves changes lives.

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Hospice Volunteer with a Passion for Veterans Makes Unique Use of Pandemic Volunteer Time

COVID-19 restrictions derailed Chris’s volunteer service plans for many months since many hospice patients could not receive visitors. Instead, Chris took on a significant project – making a directory of all Wisconsin war memorials to share with Heartland Hospice employees, patients and families.

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Comfort Zones

Whether placing our care partner in long-term care or continuing in-home care, we have the ability to choose what is comfortable for them.

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Caring For Our Veterans This 4th of July

We have holiday coverage this 4th of July weekend, and we offer 24/7 admissions.

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"Music Therapy Has Given Me Back a Part of My Mom I Thought I Had Lost."

Heartland Hospice serving Greater Lehigh Valley recently received a wonderful testimonial from Christine, the daughter of a hospice patient. She explains how thankful she is for Laura, music therapist, and Heartland for bringing music therapy to her mom’s visits.

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Humor and Our Health

“Laughter [is] one of the very first vocalizations made by babies at as early as two months. From there, we learn what to laugh at based on our experiences, attitudes and friendships.” says Alex Borgella, a Ph.D. candidate in psychology at Tufts University. “Humor definitely has positive effects on us psychologically.”

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Hospice Team Adopts a Highway in Their Community

Heartland Hospice serving South Central Minnesota, recently adopted a highway in their area. As part of adopting a highway, the Heartland team cleans up the area along the highway twice a year and can display their name on the “Adopt-a-Highway” sign.

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Viewing Dementia Through the Eyes of Grandchildren

Research shows grandchildren who are part of the care constellation have emotions of guilt, frustration and sadness about the changes they see in their grandparent.

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Caregiving as Infrastructure

When it comes to infrastructure, most of us think of roads, tunnels, and bridges as physical infrastructure, and banks and monetary institutions as economic infrastructure. These entities support some of our activities of daily living, but not all of them. Think more along the lines of needs of human beings. What if we also viewed caregiving and it associated efforts as infrastructure?

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Hospice Patient Receives Cards from All Over the Country for 100th Birthday

The Heartland Hospice team wanted to do something special for Loren’s milestone birthday and asked the nation to send him a birthday card.

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