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  • Veteran Volunteer Says Sharing Stories is a Great Way to Connect

    Paradigm Health hospice volunteer Bill Krueper retired from the Navy in early 2020 after 20 years of service. He’s spent his entire career collaborating and working alongside many throughout those two decades dedicated to serving his country and others.   “I had the honor of working with some of the most dedicated men and women our country has to offer,” says Krueper. “We were from [...]

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    Hospice Nurse Connects With Patients Every Day

    Hospice nurse Britney Weller says an experience to connect with a hospice patient changed her career path and she’s forever grateful for the experience.  Paradigm Health hospice nurse Britney Weller says her own handwriting marks the final goodbye thoughts of a woman whose breast cancer had returned and in her final days wanted her children to know just how she felt about them.   “At [...]

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    Palliative Versus Hospice Care: Know the Difference

    Are you or your loved one confused about the difference between palliative care and hospice care? You aren’t alone. Paradigm Health is the perfect healthcare partner to help each patient determine what their individual goals of care are whether it be hospice or palliative care.  Palliative care is an additional level of resources for you or your loved one. By adding a palliative care team to[...]

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    Volunteer Artwork Provides Tribute to Hospice Patient

    Creating a lasting memory of a family’s loved one gives volunteer her own joy and purpose.   Paradigm Health volunteer Aneesha Anand is a junior in college but she’s already putting in motion the educational foundation to become a doctor. Caring for people is a calling for her and through her volunteer efforts she has found that providing joy through her artistic talents is a way to [...]

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    Coping with Grief During the Spring

    This blog was written by Paradigm Health Social Work Intern Rachel James as part of the Spring 2021 Bereavement Support newsletter. Paradigm Health provides grief support for loved ones of patients 13 months after the end of life. Learn more about our Bereavement Support. Spring is here and we have left the harsh winter weather of snow and bitter cold behind. Many of us felt the second wave of [...]

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    Where is the “Good” in our last Goodbye?

    This blog was written by Paradigm Health Chaplain Tobby E. Smith as part of the Spring 2021 Bereavement Support newsletter. Paradigm Health provides grief support for loved ones of patients 13 months after the end of life. Learn more about our Bereavement Support. My mother passed away recently as a victim of COVID-19. Several of my friends have had similar experiences in the past year. [...]

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    National Healthcare Decisions Day Checklist

    Shouldn’t you be the one making decisions about your future healthcare wishes? You might wonder what does advanced care planning mean and how do you get started? Advance care planning helps you document the types of care you do and do not want and gives those you love the guidance to confidently make decisions for you when you’re unable to decide for yourself. This checklist should help [...]

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    On April 16 Begin the Healthcare Decision-Making Process

    Identify what matters in order to set your personal healthcare goals. This past year brought front and center the need to make sure your loved ones know your preferences about your healthcare goals and wishes. Healthcare decision conversations, sometimes even difficult conversations about the future, are important so that those caring for you will know exactly what you want, not only at [...]

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    Virtual Hospice Volunteer Program Inspiring

    Jeffrey Liu learned of Paradigm Health’s hospice volunteer program from a friend. The friend shared that he was making bereavement calls and found the experience very rewarding as a virtual hospice volunteer for Paradigm Health.   “I’m currently a junior at Indiana University studying Biology and intend to apply to medical school next year,” says Liu. “The volunteer opportunity at [...]

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    Future Medical Student Adds Hospice Volunteer to His Education Experience

    Paradigm Health hospice volunteer John Wang says he was in search of hospice volunteer opportunities over this past student winter break and saw a call for volunteers at Paradigm. He was immediately drawn to the idea and knew he wanted to help.  “I’m currently a junior at Indiana University studying molecular life sciences and will be applying to medical school this upcoming June,” [...]

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