Category Archives: Hospice & Home Care

Memorial wins national award for end-of-life and palliative care efforts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  July 17, 2014 Contacts: Shannon Dininny, Memorial Communications, 509.577.5051; Elizabeth Lietz, American Hospital Association, 202.626.2284 Memorial earns prestigious national award recognizing end-of-life care efforts YAKIMA – Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital has been named a 2014 Circle of … Continue reading

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Community Resources for those with advanced illness…

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Yaly’s unforgettable hospice experience

By Branden Johnson Yaly Aguilera’s hospice experience began in YouthWorks.  YouthWorks is a program that allows students to experience Memorial’s four initiatives – Children’s care, Cancer care, Healthy Yakima, and End-of-Life care.  Throughout the year she gravitated towards End-of-Life care … Continue reading

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Hospice use not rising with end-of-life planning

A record 72 percent of elderly people had created advance directives in 2010 to guide their end-of-life care. That’s up from 47 percent in 2000, according to research from the University of Michigan (UM) and the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System. “Given … Continue reading

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YouthWorks puts rakes to good use for Memorial Hospice

By Branden Johnson   I received word from one of our hospice nurses that a hospice patient needed some help raking leaves in their yard.  I immediately thought of the best raking crew I could think of—our YouthWorks team.  I … Continue reading

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Capturing Precious Memories with YouthWorks

Capturing Precious Memories with YouthWorks By Branden Johnson Karlee Jones, Raegan Ramynke, and Jessica McCallister came to Cottage in the Meadow with one goal in mind—to create a memory book for one of our hospice patients.  We all sat down … Continue reading

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Memorial’s Home Health, Transitions and Hospice offices are moving

• Home health care is a skilled, personalized service provided to patients of all ages in their place of residence, including assisted living or group home settings. • Hospice offers comprehensive support to terminally ill patients and their families. In … Continue reading

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Raegan’s Heart for Hospice

By Branden Johnson     I had the opportunity to observe Raegan Ramynke during her senior project. Raegan’s senior project was to increase community awareness about hospice care and to raise money for end-of-life care services in our community. Her … Continue reading

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Yakima facility offers end of life comfort for Hospice patients

By Julia Hart – Daily Sun News Carol Louden of Yakima became aware of a need for a quality hospice care facility when her son-in-law was suffering from a terminal disease. The need to have a place where caregivers can … Continue reading

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Part II: A New Normal: Ten Things I’ve Learned About Trauma

by Catherine Woodiwiss 01-13-2014 1.  Grieving is social, and so is healing. For as private a pain as trauma is, for all the healing that time and self-work will bring, we are wired for contact. Just as relationships can hurt … Continue reading

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