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Blog: Hospice Views

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This is Your Life: Gift of a Day Down on the Farm

Spring Lea Farm: even the name sounds idyllic. For Jerry Stolle, Spring Lea Farm is home, where he spent boyhood days filled with fishing, shooting potato guns, and sweating under the hot summer sun bailing hay. With his dogs Bandit, Bo, and Bear, Jerry and his friends made use of the farm as a 175-acre adventureland, camping, boating on Stolle Lake, and having campfires complete with stories and roasted marshmallows.
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Care Management of Hospice Patients with Dementia

Robert was living in a nursing facility following a series of strokes. As his dementia advanced and his health deteriorated, his family chose to begin hospice care. While Robert was always cheerful, his ability to self-feed and to speak slipped away. His day-day-care became more rigorous; and the added skilled hands of his hospice team were welcomed by his facility.
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Real Heroes Wear Dog Tags: Women Veterans

When you think of a Veteran — a hero — what is it you see? On Veterans Day, we explored this concept in the ways that it has evolved over time.
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Onboarding Patients with Dementia to Hospice

Larry sang to me. He sang to his wife of 58 years. Once, I even saw him serenade a young reporter. Since Larry had a great voice and seemed to sing with joy, no one minded when his meandering conversation was abruptly cut short by song. We should all be so lucky, I thought.