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Pain Control: Fear of Addiction

One of the most common fears seriously ill individuals have, is the fear of being in pain. Since palliative treatment and comfort is the focus of hospice care, special attention is given to pain control, with the prevention of pain being the ultimate goal. Historically, pain has been under-managed in the care of serious illness. Society often teaches us to fear addiction more than anything else and causes us to forget to look at the situation of seriously ill patients…..

Are you short of breathe? You May Have COPD

World COPD Day calls for physicians, public authorities, and national organizations to work together to bring awareness to COPD. By making the general public and the health care community aware of the symptoms of COPD, individuals with symptoms will receive appropriate treatment and prevent further deterioration of their lungs.

Pastor’s Spotlight: Gary Nelson

Each month Heart ‘n Home creates a Beacon of Light Newsletter called Lighten Up Your LIFE. In it we have the opportunity to highlight a pastor for the month. For the month of November we would like to recognize GARY NELSON of the WEISER CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE in Weiser, Idaho…

Hospice Volunteer Training Opportunity

Join Heart ‘n Home for a Volunteer Training! People of all ages, background, and specialties welcome! Our Volunteers make a significant difference as they provide support to our patients and their families.

The Power of Presence

Rarely is there a time when someone we know is not facing pain…divorce, suicide, medical diagnosis, and maybe the most frightening of all…dying. “One of the amazing discoveries of my life has been that just because people work in caregiving environments does not guarantee that they know what to say or how to respond to people in pain.” – Doug Manning

Hospice Volunteer of the Month – October 2011

Phyllis Hammer, a Baker City Heart ‘n Home Volunteer, has been chosen for the Volunteer of the Month for October 2011! Phyllis started her training in 2010. Since her training Phyllis has been very active in volunteering. She has three patients that she sees and she also helps with the foot spa; where she first got acquainted with Heart ‘n Home…

Specialized End-of-Life Cardiac Program Available

Heart disease kills an estimated 630,000 Americans each year. It’s the leading cause of death for both men and women. To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its affects, Heart ‘n Home Hospice & Palliative Care is proudly raising heart awareness…

Come Welcome Home Our Troops!

Join the folks in Baker City at the park on October 9th to welcome home our troops! Powder River Music Review Presents Live Music at Geiser-Pollman Park Sunday October 9 beginning at 1:30 pm. Suggested donation for concert is $3.00 per person – funds go to the Bandstand Project and Hot Dog – Chips – Pop – Pie – $3 per plate or two plates for $5.00 (free with military ID) Funds raised from food sales will go in fund for future community events…

Headline Band: Jimmy Lloyd Rea, Ron Carnes & Wayne Dyke playing Roadhouse Blues
and more fantastic local talent

Grace Before Dying Exhibit – Boise, Idaho

See this powerful, heart-stirring and award winning traveling exhibit as it visits Idaho, and meet the nonprofit, membership organization working to ensure that all of Idaho has access to and education about compassionate, self-determined end-of-life care – The Idaho End-of-Life Coalition.