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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 […]

Cancer Treatment without Travel

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When faced with a cancer diagnosis you might assume that your medical care will need to take place far from home in larger medical facilities.  But once a plan is in place, treatments can, in many cases, happen locally at Redwood Area Hospital’s Cancer Care Center. “Chemotherapy is the same, whether it’s administered here or […]

Loved ones remembered at hospice memorial service

The Redwood Area Hospital Hospice invites the community to join their annual memorial service on Monday, May 5, 2014. The service celebrates the lives of those who were cared for by hospice, but also all loved ones from our area who have died. “Each year the service brings community members together to support each other […]

Bridging the Gap Between Crisis and Home

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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 […]

Bike Rodeo Prepares Children for Safe Biking this Spring

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A Bike Rodeo will be held for kids of all ages on Tuesday, March 25th from 5 – 7 p.m. in the Redwood Area Community Center civic arena. This free event includes bike and helmet safety information, bike tune-ups, and obstacle courses. The boy scouts will also have a food stand at the event. “Each […]

Interested in becoming a Hospice volunteer?

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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 […]

Healthy Aging the focus of spring education series

Redwood Area Hospital is offering a Healthy Aging education series, designed for older adults with the goal of enhancing the aging process and reducing stress. All classes will be held the first Wednesday of the month starting February 5 – May 7 from 2 – 3 p.m. in the Redwood Area Hospital education room. In […]

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 […]

Free Diabetes Screenings

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Redwood Area Hospital Diabetes and Nutrition Center is joining in the fight to stop diabetes in November as a part of American Diabetes Month®. Recent estimates project that as many as one in three American adults will have diabetes in 2050, and an additional 79 million Americans are at high risk for developing type 2 […]

Help decorate the Tree of Lights

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Every holiday season, the Redwood Area Hospital Hospice Tree of Lights provides a visual reminder of the loved ones we hold dear. This year, Hospice is 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 […]