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Holiday Greetings from Optage Hospice

Holiday Greetings from Optage Hospice

Happy Holidays!and a happy New YearFrom Oliver, Optage Hospice Volunteer Pet Therapist ...  READ MORE »

Changing Perceptions - A Caregiver's Journey with Hospice

Changing Perceptions - A Caregiver's Journey with Hospice

“Do you get a kickback?” a man asked Beth as she extolled the benefits of Optage® Hospice. “No,” she replied, “I just want you to know how much these services can improve your life.” A Family of Caregivers Beth is a caregiver, and shares her story be cause...  READ MORE »

Bereavement: How We Deal with Loss

February 19, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.Carondelet Village, St. Paul, MN  Presented by Chaplain Chris Wheatley, Optage® Hospice Loss is a constant part of life, but seems more and more present as we age. We lose friends, family, independence, and even our hea lth....  READ MORE »

Things We Should Know: Life with Hospice Care

By Stacy Sola, Marketing Manager for OptageA wise man once told me, “I now know that I started hospice to live.” This gentleman explained to me that choosing hospice care was not an easy decision. He felt like he was giving up and starting the last c hapter...  READ MORE »

Hospice: A Look Through Time

Dame Cicely Saunders is credited as being the founder of Hospice.   After she lost many loved ones to cancer and spent 11 years thinking about the project, she was inspired into action after reading Psalm 37: "Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also ...  READ MORE »