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Help decorate the Tree of Lights

Tree of Lights

Every holiday season, the Redwood Area Hospital Hospice Tree of Lights provides a visual reminder of the loved ones we hold dear. Hospice is, again, providing additional opportunity to remember friends and family that have passed away by placing red memorial bows on the tree. “Last year more than 500 individuals were remembered during the […]

Recover closer to home

Swing Bed at Redwood Area Hospital

When is Swing Bed the right care for you?  If you are recovering from an acute hospital stay or major surgery, but still need some form of daily skilled nursing or skilled rehabilitation service, you may be eligible for “Skilled Swing Bed” care under Medicare or “Transitional Care” under private insurance. “The great benefit of […]

Bridging the Gap Between Crisis and Home

Sue Nelson RN Home Care

Recovering after hospitalization and/or surgery can be a challenging transition for patients and their families. Injuries, chronic illness and aging can also make it difficult to live at home safely. “Arriving home with new treatments, such as an I.V., new medications, therapy services, as well as physical and mental limitations, can make home feel not […]

Interested in becoming a Hospice volunteer?

hospice-volunteer

Hospice volunteers come from all walks of life — retirees, homemakers, nurses, farmers, veterans, business owners, and many others. Volunteering is also a great opportunity for couples to work together. The smallest amount of time can make a big difference in the life of a Hospice patient and their family. The role of volunteers is […]

Adult Grief Support Group begins in February

Redwood Area Hospital will be holding an Adult Grief Support Group on Monday evenings February 3 – March 10, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the Redwood Area Hospital Adult Day Services Room.  There is no cost to participate. The Adult Grief Support Group can offer support, friendship, information and an opportunity to talk or listen […]

Redwood Area Hospital Home Care Named as a Top Agency of the 2012 HomeCare Elite

Home Care Elite 2012 logo

Redwood Area Hospital has been named a Top Agency of the 2012 HomeCare Elite™, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Now in its seventh year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and further highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Winners are […]

Learn More about Senior Linkage Line®

senior linkage line

As we age, it can be challenging to find the right services and resources available for our changing needs, whether it we need a telephone for hearing impairment or a person to help with household maintenance. More help is available than you may realize and Senior Linkage Line can help you find the best services […]

How to Shift from Daddy’s Girl to Dad’s Caregiver

Caregiver with father

Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. & Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D. Have you ever wondered how you can give back to your parents emotionally what they have given you? It was painful for Tricia, as her father declined in his 80’s. “Dad and I shared such fun times together when I was young – he taught me how to […]

Six Things That Cause the Elderly to Fall

By Marlo Sollitto, contributing editor with www.AgingCare.com Falls are the leading cause of death, injury and hospital admissions among the elderly population. In fact, one out of every three seniors falls every year. Last year alone, more than 1.6 million seniors were treated in emergency rooms for fall-related injuries. Several factors contribute to the fact that seniors […]

Treating the Whole Person

Don Stevens* couldn’t stand the pain anymore. The middle-aged cancer patient begged his doctor to make it stop. The doctor was at a loss as to what more he could do to help. Patients like Stevens, dealing with progressive or life-limiting illness but who are not ready for hospice care, fall into what home care […]