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Podcast: Leading Person-Centered Care

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Conversation led by Edo Banach, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

In this podcast, Edo Banach, President and CEO of National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, sits down with Lynne Sexten, President and CEO of Agrace in Madison, WI. Hear how Agrace has gotten involved with other causes in their community and how leaders can approach changing the healthcare system taking both a local and national approach.

Where the grass is greener

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

As reported by Maggie Ginsberg, Madison Magazine March 2021

Shedd Farley is hardly a mystical guy, though he’s deeply reverent of his job. Before taking over his family’s Farley Center and cultivating Natural Path Sanctuary into an eco-friendly cemetery, he was a building contractor. His faith lies in square corners and precise measurements, in the exquisite beauty of earthly design. Besides, he’s the son of doctors, well-versed in the limits of bone and flesh.

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In Life’s Last Chapter, What Matters? A Room With a View

Monday, April 5, 2021

As reported by Next Avenue, Sarah White

In E.M Forster’s novel, “A Room with a View,” an older woman and her young charge agreed on one thing: their stay in Florence would be untenable if they couldn’t have the promised room with a view of the River Arno. The same need for a view of nature proved crucial when my 95-year-old mother moved from her golf-course-adjacent condominium in Sarasota to an assisted living facility near me in Madison, Wis. As it turns out, life without a view is practically a jail sentence for older adults.

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Agrace Names Kewana Jamison Manager of New Adult Day Center

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

To complement its hospice care, supportive care, personal care and grief support services, Agrace is opening a freestanding adult day center in Madison. Kewana Jamison, registered nurse (RN), has been appointed to lead the effort as Agrace adult day manager.

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Agrace Hospice & Supportive Care Opens Adult Day Services Center

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

As reported by Holly Vossel, Hospice News 

Agrace Hospice & Supportive Care is opening an adult day service center that will provide an array of support and clinical services to aging, chronically ill and dying populations and their families in the Madison, Wisc., and surrounding areas.

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Agrace Adds Blust as Hospice and Palliative Physician

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Linda Blust, MD, has joined the medical services team of Agrace, a nonprofit, community-supported health care organization that provides hospice care, supportive (palliative) care, non-medical personal care and grief support across southern Wisconsin.

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Local Fundraiser Benefits Agrace Patients Facing Serious Illness

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Hosting an event focused on food and drink sampling takes a special kind of creativity when the very people who want to sip and sample—can’t actually come to the party.

Such are the limits of the pandemic. However, Agrace has found a solution: On Friday, May 14, Agrace’s annual wine- and beer-tasting event Sips & Sounds will take place virtually. Anyone who supports Agrace’s mission—or just loves food and wine—can join this traditional event in a new way—from the comfort of their own home.

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Aging Media Network Announces 2021 Aspect Awards Winners

Monday, March 15, 2021

As reported by Cision PRWeb

Aging Media Network’s (AMN) 2021 Aspect Awards showcases the top marketing and advertising campaigns from a broad spectrum of care providers and vendors across the country. AMN received more than 40 submissions in the categories of Home Health & Home Care, Hospice & Palliative Care, Senior Housing & Senior Living, and Skilled Nursing (SNF).

We are excited to announce this year’s winners.

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Five Wisconsin Hospices Form Collaborative to Bolster Payer Relationships

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

As reported by Jim Parker, Hospice News

Five Wisconsin hospice and palliative care providers have formalized a partnership to maximize their scale and negotiating power with payers in value-based payment models. The current focus of the new organization, called the Wisconsin Hospice & Palliative Care Collaborative (WHPCC), is reimbursement contracts for palliative care, using the term supportive care management.

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