runners in a race

We are not alone

By Bill Cochran, Operations Manager / March 5, 2020

We are all runners in this life. It is a misconception that hospice takes care of people who are dying.  If it did everyone would be eligible for hospice care because everyone is dying.  Life is a terminal illness.  That said, who does hospice take care of?  Hospice cares for patients whose illnesses can no…

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Does the Word “Hospice” Scare You?

By Bill Cochran, Operations Manager / February 12, 2020

Because of the services that hospice provides people are able to live to the fullest extent their condition allows. Just the knowledge that hospice “help” is a phone call away, (any time, day or night), provides a great sense of security.  One scary thought about hospice is time.  Whenever friends and family find out a…

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Fight the flu

Have you gotten your flu vaccination?

By Bill Cochran, Operations Manager / October 15, 2019

The flu is a contagious respiratory virus that causes high fever, muscle aches, sore throat, cough, running nose, headache, and fatigue. Contrary to common belief, the flu is NOT the “stomach flu” which causes nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea Why Vaccinate The flu is a serious infection that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death.…

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Hospice program earns deficiency-free survey

By Bill Cochran, Operations Manager / March 18, 2019

Congratulations to the team at Home Town Hospice for another deficiency-free survey! The Hospice program has been a perfect complement to the Home Health Program we provide for the residents of Eastern Kansas. We are deficiency free from the beginning in 2016 with our Home Town Hospice. And we continue to operate the entire Home Town…

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Are you recovering from surgery?

By Bill Cochran, Operations Manager / June 28, 2018

Home health care can help. There are a lot of things to think about when preparing for major surgery. What are the risks? Will you be in pain? Have you thought about what help you’ll need to recover? Will you be able to stay at home while you heal? Although every surgical recovery is different,…

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