Difficult Decisions

Choose an Advocate

Ask a trusted family member or friend to be your advocate during your hospitalization. He or she can ask questions you may not think of while you are under stress. Consider executing a durable power of attorney so your preferences for care and your wishes concerning your health care are understood.

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Angie’s Story – A Journey Through Grief Healing

Angie Crabtree's sister Cassie died of an accidental overdose, leaving two young boys without a mother. The boys joined Angie's family and she shared her family's journey through grief with Lory's Place.

The Mensinger Family’s Story – A Journey Through Hospice Care

Janice Mensinger had congestive heart failure, her daughter Carol shares her mother's and family's journey with serious illness, hospice care, and the hanson hospice center in hopes to raise charitable care dollars.

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' data-PublishedDate='Nov 01'>Lory's Place - Ron's Story

' data-PublishedDate='Nov 01'>Ron Schults shares his story following the death of wife, Dr. Lory Schults as their family journey towards finding a new normal and continues honoring Lory's memory.

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Caring Circle - Angela's Story

Learn how Caring Circle services and the Hanson Hospice Center supported one local family. Angela Schlaack shares the story of her husband's final journey with acute myeloid leukemia.

Lory's Place Reflections 2018

Lory's Place participants share their stories.

Physician Video Profile: Caressa Eckley, DO (Hospice Care & Palliative Medicine)

Internal medical specialist, Caressa Eckley, DO, of Lakeland Health in St. Joseph, Michigan, shares about her education in hospice and palliative care.

Lory’s Place – Pete and Beth Mannino’s Story

We share the tragic story of a parent’s worst fears coming true — Pete and Beth Mannino’s journey with grief after the accidental death of their daughter, Brandi.

The Mensinger Family’s Story – A Journey Through Hospice Care

Janice Mensinger had congestive heart failure, her daughter Carol shares her mother's and family's journey with serious illness, hospice care, and the hanson hospice center in hopes to raise charitable care dollars.

Caring Circle - Angela's Story

Learn how Caring Circle services and the Hanson Hospice Center supported one local family. Angela Schlaack shares the story of her husband's final journey with acute myeloid leukemia.

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