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Sweet Revolutions Celebrates Meals On Wheels
Join us for a sweet and savory celebration of Home Health United’s Meals On Wheels program for Sweet Revolutions on May 8th at the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison! The vintage carnival themed event features tasting stations from your favorite Food Fight restaurants, classic carnival games like ring toss and wheel-o-fortune, a Mega Cake Walk, and more!
Family Gives Back to Hospice House
The Crawford family held their second annual dart tournament in Dane, Wisconsin, in January to raise money for the St. Clare Hospice House. The family holds the event to "pay it forward" to other families in need as a loved one nears end-of-life.
Exceptional Care Comes Home for Bob
After talking with Bob H. from Middleton, it’s pretty clear being at home is important to him, but an ALS diagnosis made that increasingly difficult. Learn more about Bob’s transitions from home care to palliative care to hospice within HHU’s continuum of care, how we were able to help him stay at home, and how he’s an inspiration to his caregivers and HHU care team.
PERS Program Adds Cellular Devices
Home Health United’s Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) program added the new Mobile Mate system in April 2014. The CDC warns one out of every three adults aged 65 and older falls each year. Learn more how PERS can help provide peace of mind.
Hospice Expanding to Grant County
Home Health United has begun offering home health, palliative care and hospice services in Grant County. HHU’s current Medical Equipment retail store will join hospice and home health teams in providing convenience and continuity of care to residents of Grant and surrounding counties.
HHU is in the process of developing a blog that will serve as a resource for families with aging parents, grandparents or other loved ones in southern Wisconsin. Often called the "Sandwich Generation", more and more people today are sandwiched between caregiving duties for multiple generations, commonly for their own children and aging parents.
We Honor Veterans Program Launches
We are proud to announce we have become a national partner of We Honor Veterans, a pioneering campaign developed by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in Collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs. This partnership between HHU and We Honor Veterans will help provide care and support to local Veterans that reflect the important contributions made by these men and women.
Make a Difference – VOLUNTEER!
Make a difference in the lives of your community members. Home Health United offers a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout our service area. Check out your volunteering options!
Dealing with the Loss of a Loved One? – Grief Support Groups Offered
Grief continues well after loss occurs and each individual experiences it in unique ways. It is not uncommon for grief to come in intense waves, especially within the first year. Many find it helpful to talk with others going through similar experiences. To support you during this time, Home Health United offers grief support groups to anyone in the community who has experienced a loss. The groups are offered at no cost to participants. Learn more or find a group near you.