Heart ‘n Home Hosts International Chalk the Walk Event
  Chalk the Walks and Make the World a Happier Place on August 15th Heart ‘n Home Hospice & Palliative Care Hopes to Spread Smiles & Inspiration (Fruitland, ID)  No matter where you are, you can make the world a happier place. Chalk positive messages on your sidewalk or driveway on Tuesday, August 15th and […]
What My Hospice Patient Taught Me
I was first assigned to “Norma” as her caregiver in 2011. She was a spunky 96-year-old still walking with a walker and very with it. She had a great sense of humor and kept people on their toes (patient’s name changed for privacy). She had been a hair dresser most of her working life and […]
She Wasn’t Ready to Die
I have to admit, sometimes I question what I am doing when spiritual care services are declined, or I go to a visit and I’m let in the door, but the patient or family doesn’t really seem to want me there. Then there are days or visits that stick with me and I am reminded […]
2017 Miss Frontier Days, Zoie Town
2017 Miss Frontier Days, Zoie Town By T. Myers, Frontier Advertising When you grow up with a supportive family that extends past parents and includes grandparents and an aunt who stays very close, you can overcome many obstacles. Zoie Town has lived her life with one big obstacle because of a hearing impairment, and while […]
Nurses Week: Why I Became a Nurse
This is a subject very close to my heart. From the time I was very small, I always was interested in other peoples’ well-being! I was a “natural-born” caregiver.  I was one of the fortunate ones to go to Fruitland High School in the late 70s. In 1977, my Junior year to be exact, I had the […]
The Story of a Hospice Nurse: Age Out Loud
Getting older doesn’t mean what it used to. For many aging Americans, it is a phase of life where interests, goals, and dreams can get a new or second start. Let Older Americans Month (OAM) be a reminder that aging is about eliminating outdated perceptions and living the way that suits you best.   Since […]