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Agrace Adds Three New Directors

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Steven Bobeck, Matt Richards and Kelly Ritchie have joined the board of directors at Agrace, Wisconsin’s largest nonprofit community hospice and palliative care agency. Agrace provides end-of-life care and related services to people throughout southern Wisconsin.

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Agrace Adds Two Members to Foundation Board

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Agrace has appointed Casey FitzRandolph and Amy Wimmer to its Foundation board. Agrace is Wisconsin’s largest nonprofit community hospice and palliative care agency, providing end-of-life care and related services to people in southern Wisconsin. The Agrace Foundation Board guides fundraising, helping to meet the current and future needs of the organization.

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Jackie Yaeger, MD, Named Director of Hospice Eligibility at Agrace

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Agrace HospiceCare has appointed Jackie Yaeger, MD, of Oregon, Wis. as its new director of hospice eligibility. Agrace is Wisconsin’s largest nonprofit community hospice and palliative care agency, providing end-of-life care and related services to people throughout southern Wisconsin.

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Nancy Ryan Named Continuum Navigator at Agrace

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

As reported by the Daily Jefferson County Union

Nancy Ryan of Johnson Creek, Wis., an advanced practice nurse practitioner (APNP), has joined Agrace as its continuum navigator. Agrace is Wisconsin’s largest nonprofit community hospice and palliative care agency, providing end-of-life care and related services to people throughout southern Wisconsin.

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New Local Option Helps Seniors Stay Safe and Independent at Home

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

With the right kind of reliable help, people can safely remain in their own homes as they age. It’s welcome news for many, including those who value independence or don’t have family nearby for support.

Building on its 40+ years’ experience caring for people in south central Wisconsin, Agrace is branching out from hospice care by offering a non-medical, home care service, Age at Home by Agrace, to people in Janesville, Edgerton, Evansville and Milton.

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Hospices Reevaluate Staff PTO Policies During Pandemic

Monday, May 18, 2020

As reported by Holly Vossel,  Hospice News

As the COVID-19 pandemic puts new pressures on hospice staff, providers are reevaluating and revising their policies to accommodate and maintain their workforce.

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Hospice Care Continues — Without the Human Touch

Monday, May 11, 2020

As reported by Stateline, The Pew Charitable Trusts

As Melissa Moody leaned over the bed of her patient, a dying old woman with COVID-19 and dementia, she was surprised when the woman raised a wavering hand and gently caressed the shield that covered the hospice nurse’s face.

“She wanted to stroke my cheek, but instead stroked my face shield,” said Moody, who runs an in-patient, COVID-only, pop-up hospice unit near New Orleans.

“It struck me that she needed to feel human touch at the end of her life.”

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Agrace Brings Hospice Care to Prairie du Chien Residents

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Local people who are in the final months of life have a new choice for high-quality, home hospice care. Agrace, the largest Wisconsin-based nonprofit hospice, has expanded its service area to include Prairie du Chien.

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Agrace Receives Grant from The Women’s Fund of the Stateline Community Foundation

Friday, April 24, 2020

As reported by Beloit Daily News 

Local certified nursing assistants (CNAs) at Agrace HospiceCare are getting additional support to continue their education with a $1,100 grant from The Women’s Fund of the Stateline Community Foundation.

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