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New Thrift Home Store to Benefit Agrace’s Community Grief Support Services

Monday, October 7, 2019

People who love bargain-shopping for furniture, home goods and décor will soon have a new destination—the Agrace Thrift Home Store.

A Grand Opening celebration is planned for Saturday, October 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1946 S. Stoughton Road, Madison. Proceeds from this store are directed specifically to help fund Agrace’s grief support programming for the community, including the Agrace Grief Support Center in Fitchburg.

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Agrace Adds Three Hospice & Palliative Physicians

Monday, September 16, 2019

Agrace has added three hospice and palliative physicians to its medical services team, which oversees care plans for hospice patients and conducts palliative care consultations. 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 and northern Illinois.

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Dr. Eric Marty Named Director of Palliative Care at Agrace

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

As reported by WisBusiness.com

Agrace Hospice and Palliative Care has appointed Dr. Eric Marty, MD, as its new director of palliative care. 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 and northern Illinois.

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Agrace HospiceCare Completes $15 Million Charitable Care Endowment Campaign

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

As reported by NBC 15

More than 1,750 donors have assisted Agrace with the completion of their $15 million endowment campaign to help ensure that all local hospice patients can receive the compassionate end-of-life care they need, even if they cannot pay.

Agrace, Wisconsin’s largest nonprofit hospice and palliative care organization, announced today that it has met its goal of raising $15 million for its Care for All Endowment Campaign, which began in 2014. The endowment will provide financial support for Agrace patients who demonstrate needing help paying for their hospice care.

Agrace provides hospice services to people with a life expectancy of six months or less and a primary goal of comfort, rather than cure. While Medicare, Medicaid and private health insurance cover the cost of basic hospice services for most patients, an increasing number of people in southern Wisconsin still find themselves without hospice coverage when they need it. Factors that can leave people without hospice coverage include the high deductibles associated with private insurance, longer waiting lists for those seeking medical assistance and a rise in the rate of some cancers, including colorectal, thyroid and testicular cancers in people who are too young for Medicare.

From the $15 million endowment investment, Agrace expects to generate $750,000 in annual income, which will be used solely to fund Agrace’s “Care for All” charitable care program. To date in 2019, approximately 100 Agrace patients have received Care for All support and that is expected to double by the end of the year.

“We are so humbled that more than 1,750 individuals and businesses share our belief that everyone deserves the chance to die with dignity, regardless of their circumstances or their ability to pay for the care they need,” said Marcia Whittington, chief development officer for Agrace. “The gravity of this success is overwhelming. Patients and families served by Agrace will never be turned away because they cannot afford to pay for our services.”

More information about Agrace’s Care for All fund can be obtained by calling (608) 327-7209 or visiting agrace.org/careforall.


‘Race for Agrace’ to Take Place in Fitchburg September 15

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Employees’ concern for patients who need help paying for end-of-life care is the impetus behind a local fundraiser in Fitchburg. On Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, Agrace Hospice & Palliative Care will hold its 3rd annual Race for Agrace event—a grassroots effort that started with the compassionate concern of one Agrace nurse.

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Dean-o Trevino Golf Outing

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Dean Frederickson, beloved husband, father, grandpa, and friend, passed away from cancer in September 2017 surrounded by his family at Agrace in Fitchburg, Wisconsin. Not only was Dean blessed with such wonderful care in his final month, but the support and care given to the family will never be forgotten.

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Local Families Can Attend Free Grief Support Camp from Agrace

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Local families who have experienced the death of a loved one can find help coping with their grief at a free, half-day camp hosted by Agrace HospiceCare in October.

Children five years or older and their parent or guardian can join grief specialists from Agrace on October 19, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Baraboo Civic Center, 124 2nd Street in Baraboo.

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Habitat and Agrace HospiceCare Collaborate to Help Local Resident during Heat Wave

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

As reported by WRJC.com

Hospice patient Julianne Dick was given some relief during one of the hottest weeks of summer when representatives from Agrace HospiceCare and Habitat for Humanity of Wisconsin River Area arrived at her Lyndon Station home with a brand-new air conditioner July 23. This gift of safety and comfort was made possible by a donation to Habitat from Walmart of Baraboo and a Dodgeville, Wis.-area Farm and Fleet.

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Agrace Thrift Store to Celebrate Achieving Dementia-friendly Status at August 16 Ceremony

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Thanks to special staff training, the Agrace Thrift Store in Janesville is being recognized as “dementia-friendly” by the Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Rock County.

On Friday, August 16, at 10:00 a.m., Agrace Thrift Store staff, volunteers and supporters will host a ceremony celebrating the store’s new “dementia-friendly” status. The community is invited to dress in purple for dementia awareness and visit the store at 2043 Humes Rd, Janesville, for a ribbon-cutting presentation.

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