Approximately 150 people gathered Saturday at Bittersweet Park in Greeley to remember lost loved ones, many of whom received hospice care from TRU Hospice of Northern Colorado (TRU HNC), at the 19th Annual Butterfly Release & Memorial. An annual tradition in the community, this celebration of life is an important part of the grief process for many family members coping with a loss.
TRU Community Care, founded as Boulder Hospice in 1976, has named a new President and Chief Executive Officer. Michael McHale from Arlington Heights, Illinois, most recently President and CEO of Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care, will begin his leadership of TRU Community Care, TRU Hospice of Northern Colorado, and TRU PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) on September 11, 2017.
Throughout 2016, TRU Hospice of Northern Colorado continued to serve our community with compassionate end-of-life care, providing excellent medical, emotional, and spiritual support. As we look back on our accomplishments in 2016, we honor and celebrate the lives of the many patients and families we served.
Nursing assistants (also known as CNAs) are key players in the lives of the people in their care. Each day, more than 4.5 million caregivers provide hands-on care to our nation’s frail, elderly, or chronically challenged citizens in nursing homes and other long-term-care settings.
When it comes to end-of-life care, talking matters. Wise words from our friends at The Conversation Project. National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) is an initiative of this project, and this year it’s celebrated for an entire week April 16-22.