Monthly Archives: February, 2017

Mending a broken heart: As Valentine’s Day approaches, hospice officials tell healthy ways to grieve, how others can help.

Valentine’s Day can hurt. For some it’s bitter, not sweet. Just another day to stagger through the fog of loss. While many people are showered with objects of love, Jeffrey Jones, a chaplain at Hospice and HomeCare of Reno County, is looking out for those who are grieving a loss. Typically, Thanksgiving and Christmas are […]

Lessons on End-of-Life Care From a Sister’s Death

The health care professionals entering my sister’s hospital room, or answering my questions in the corridor, had perfected a polite method of ascertaining whether I was entitled to information about her condition. Nobody demanded, “Who the heck are you, and will I get canned for a HIPAA violation if I talk to you?” Nurses and […]