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A Story from Our Hospice Houses: George Adams

George Adams, 84, hadn't seen his 94-year-old sister Wilene in nearly two years. Despite this, the siblings have maintained a close relationship, chatting on the phone from their respective homes in Iowa and Nebraska. Still, there's nothing quite like seeing your sister in person. And that's just what George, a veteran and patient at EveryStep's Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston, was able to do recently.

A Guide to Caregivers' New Year's Resolutions

Would you like to become a happier, healthier caregiver in 2019? Pick two or three items from the "caregiver resolutions" list below. Some are quick and easy; others are more long-term goals. Share the second list with your friends and family - it's a gentle way to encourage their help and support.

A Story from our Community Home Visitation Program: Katelyn

If there is one lesson that life teaches everyone, it's that change is difficult. For Katelyn, a 22-year-old mother of four, life has been a whirlwind of change. Katelyn's ability to accept change and then adapt to it has helped her to build a beautiful, healthy family, but it hasn't always been easy. An essential part of Katelyn's wellbeing during challenging times has been her willingness to ask for help. EveryStep's Community Home Visitation program answered her call.

A Story from Our Hospice Houses: Jim Donlan

"This is another beautiful day God has given me." Those are the words spoken to Jim Donlan by a terminally ill elderly woman his very first day as a volunteer with EveryStep Hospice. More than twenty years later, Jim still recounts to every new volunteer he meets the story of that day, eager to convey to others the inspiring and meaningful memories he made as even a rookie hospice volunteer.