Hospice Alliance Blog

Thank you, Jimmy Carter!

Thank you, Jimmy Carter, for sharing your decision to move from medical treatment to hospice care.

Back in February, it was announced that our former President Jimmy Carter would forego additional medical treatment and enter hospice. He chose to spend his remaining days in his comfortable, familiar home, surrounded by those who love him. As I write this, he…

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The True Meaning of Empathy

Empathy - Woman on a walk with elderly woman in wheelchair through grass field

Do you know the difference between empathy and sympathy? According to Dr. Brene Brown, sympathy is to see someone in a deep hole, but remaining on higher ground and talking to them from above and trying to put a silver lining on their…

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Caring for Caregivers

Caregiving can be difficult. You are not alone.

Being a caregiver is an important and rewarding role. The benefits of caregiving do not just apply to the recipient. Often, those providing the care benefit from gaining a greater sense of purpose and new life skills. However, when speaking with a caregiver,…

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NOT a Request from Hospice Alliance

People in our community have been receiving donation requests from “The Hospice Support Fund.” Please know that this IS NOT a request from Hospice Alliance. Correspondence from Hospice Alliance will always feature our dandelion, so you can feel comfortable that your generous donation…

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Coping with Grief

Grief is a natural reaction to loss — we must grieve to heal. The words “grief” and “mourning” are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same. Grief is one’s own private, inner response to a loss. Mourning is the outward expression…

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What Is Hospice

What is hospice?   It is not a place, but a philosophy of care. It provides pain and symptom management, emotional support, spiritual care, and bereavement counseling for the patient and the family. The Medicare hospice benefit was designed to bring the care to…

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College Students Capture “Legacy Stories” of Patients

Cody Garbers, Audrey Nielsen and Alissa Pulda visited Hospice Alliance patients and documented their stories this spring Students at the University of Wisconsin Parkside have spent the last few months creating “legacy stories” of Hospice Alliance patients suffering from cancer, dementia and other terminal…

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The Sacred Alliance Winter Series: Coping with Loss Mind, Body, Spirit

“Grief opens a door in the heart. I used to think healing was about getting the door closed again. Now I find it is quite the opposite. Healing just might be about keeping that door open for the rest of my life.” –Meg…

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Hospice Alliance Named “2015 HOSPICE HONORS elite” National Award Recipient

Pleasant Prairie, WI – Hospice Alliance is proud to announce that it has been named a “2015 HOSPICE HONORS elite” national award recipient. The prestigious award recognizes hospices that continuously provide the highest level of satisfaction as measured from the caregiver’s point of…

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Hospice Alliance’s Hosts National Healthcare Decisions Day Event

Pleasant Prairie, WI – Hospice Alliance is pleased to team up with area health and human service organizations on April 16th for a special National Healthcare Decisions Day community event. As part of the 8th annual national event, Hospice Alliance will offer education…

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