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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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Badgers’ Dunn brothers give back to their hometown

Monday, April 6, 2020

As reported by 27 News, Lance Veeser

MADISON (WKOW) — Badgers receiver Jack Dunn and his brother, Bob, a graduate assistant on the coaching staff, have announced a campaign called ‘Team 2020’ to provide meals to needy families.

The meals are prepared by The Edgewater Hotel and distributed through Agrace HospiceCare.

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Dunn brothers, Badger football team up with Agrace Hospice Care to raise money and deliver meals

Monday, April 6, 2020

As reported by News 3 Now/Channel 3000, Melissa Kim 

MADISON, Wis. — Badger wide receiver Jack Dunn and his brother, Bob – who is a graduate assistant on the team – are giving back to the Madison community. The two started a GoFundMe page to raise money for Agrace Hospice Care, an organization that delivers hot meals and provides support to families in Dane County.

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Team 2020 Campaign Kicks Off

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Wisconsin football’s Jack and Bob Dunn team up with Agrace HospiceCare to provide meals to those in need.

The Team 2020 Campaign is being launched with the primary purpose to raise funds and provide critical support for residents of Dane County and the surrounding area who are impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The campaign is designed to provide meals to some of central Wisconsin’s most critically in-need community members.

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Jack, Bob Dunn join with Agrace, Edgewater to deliver meals to hospice patients

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

As reported by Colten Bartholomew, Wisconsin State Journal, Photo credit: Steve Apps, State Journal

Jack and Bobby Dunn weren’t going to let the free time on their hands go to waste.

In a typical year, the brothers would be neck deep in spring football practices and classes at the University of Wisconsin. Jack’s a wide receiver going into his senior season and Bobby is a graduate assistant coach. But the COVID-19 coronavirus and a state mandate to stay at home have made this year anything but typical.

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Age at Home Earns Recognition for Care

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

As reported by the Baraboo News Republic, WiscNews

Home Care Pulse, the client and employee satisfaction surveying company for the U.S. home care industry, has recognized Age at Home by Agrace with three honors, Best of Home Care – Provider of Choice, Employer of Choice and Leader in Excellence, according to a Feb. 5 press release.

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