Angel Foundation sending friends to New York

Angel Foundation sending friends to New York

Robert Casper of Oakwood, Oh. and Carey Nance of Melrose, Oh. are going on a special trip this weekend to New York City, with a stop along the way at a state park in Pennsylvania. The trip is a wish granted to Casper by The Angel Foundation in Van Wert, a nonprofit...

Families share at CHP Hospice dinner/auction

Local hospice services were in the spotlight at the 22nd CHP Hospice “Beacon of Hope” dinner/auction on Oct. 7 at the Junior Fair Building at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds. The families of the late Peter Clemens and Jane Mason spoke about their experiences with the...

It’s labor to enter the world and to leave it

By Barbara Karnes, RN I was talking with someone yesterday about labor. It takes labor to get into this world and labor to leave it. The similarities and the differences when we leave “home” and when we go “home”—-all labor, all hard work.  Labor to enter the...

Patient thankful for home health care services

Back in February, Rob Bradford, 49, of Van Wert, slipped and fell on ice at his home. He laid outside on a cold winter night for nearly four hours before being found by his wife. Bradford was rushed to the hospital suffering from frostbite and hypothermia. His core...

Benefits of Grief and Bereavement Support Groups

“Why don’t you check out a grief support group,” is often offered as a suggestion to people after the loss of a loved one. And it’s not a bad suggestion. Grief and bereavement support groups offer many benefits to participants. Grief support groups come in a variety...

Delivering Hospice in a Nursing Facility

One of the benefits to choosing hospice care is that the service is designed to meet the needs of both the patient and their family. Hospice care also comes to wherever a patient calls home, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, apartments, and private...