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July 23, 2021

Hands for Hospice Raises $30,000 for Adoray Hospice

On Wednesday, July 21, 2021, eighteen teams and 72 golfers supported the annual fundraiser to benefit hospice patients and their families in Western Wisconsin. The tee-rrific weather and beautiful Whitetail Golf Course offered golfers a great day at the tou...

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July 01, 2021

Coffee with Kelsey - Culture of Care

Grab a cup coffee and sit down with Adoray’s CEO – Kelsey Derrick to learn more about Adoray's services & get to know members of our team! Joining us this month for Coffee with Kelsey is Adoray’s Director of Operations, Amanda Gustafson to provide val...

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June 17, 2021

Coffee with Kelsey - Meet our Adoray CNAs

Grab a cup coffee and sit down with Adoray’s CEO – Kelsey Derrick to learn more about Adoray's services & get to know members of our team! In celebration of National Nursing Assistants Week, we have joining us Adoray’s CNAs to provide valuable insight...

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June 01, 2021

Blooms of Joy

This past week through our Blooms of Joy program, Adoray was able to brighten over 60 of our Hospice & Home Health patient’s days with gorgeous, repurposed flowers. This was all made possible because of our amazing volunteers & Family Fresh in River Falls. I...

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May 26, 2021

National Senior Health & Fitness Day

4 Tips for Older Adults to Stay Motivated to Exercise Physical activity is a great way for older adults to gain substantial health benefits and maintain independence. Try to make exercise a priority. Remember that being active is one of the most important thi...

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May 14, 2021

Adoray brings the “King of Rock and Roll” to serenade two hospice patients & entire community

When Adoray learned one of their hospice patients was a huge Elvis Presley fan and had a dream to visit Graceland one last time we knew we had to bring a little Graceland to her. The Adoray Dream Big team quickly got to work finding the perfect Elvis impersona...

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May 06, 2021

Coffee with Kelsey - National Nurses Week

Grab a cup coffee and sit down with Adoray’s CEO – Kelsey Derrick to learn more about Adoray's services & get to know members of our team! In celebration of National Nurses Week, we have joining us Adoray’s Clinical Managers to provide valuable insigh...

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April 26, 2021

Occupational Therapy Month Spotlight - Emily Burns

When did you realize you wanted to pursue a career in occupational therapy? I have always had an interest in health and wellness, and when I was ready to go back to work after being home with my kids, I decided to switch fields from communications to occupa...

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April 23, 2021

Coffee with Kelsey - How do I become a Hospice Volunteer?

Grab a cup coffee and sit down with Adoray’s CEO – Kelsey Derrick to learn more about Adoray's services & get to know members of our team! Joining us this month for Coffee with Kelsey is Adoray’s Volunteer Coordinator, Brenda Bader to provide valuable...

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April 19, 2021

Coffee with Kelsey - What is a Hospice Volunteer?

Grab a cup coffee and sit down with Adoray’s CEO – Kelsey Derrick to learn more about Adoray's services & get to know members of our team! Joining us this month for Coffee with Kelsey is Adoray’s Volunteer Coordinator, Brenda Bader to provide valuable...

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April 12, 2021

Occupational Therapy Month Spotlight - Kari Lippert

When did you realize you wanted to pursue a career in Occupational Therapy? I was a Biology major in 1984 (long time ago!) and my two older sisters stated that I would not make any money with that career(ugh, older sisters!!) . They knew I liked people and...

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April 05, 2021

Occupational Therapy Month Spotlight - Kate Brown

When did you realize you wanted to pursue a career in Occupational Therapy? During my sophomore year of college, I had gotten a job as a PCA (personal care attendant). Part of my role with one of my clients was to bring her to her OT appointments. It was am...

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March 30, 2021

Thomas Field, MD, Named Hospice Medical Director for Adoray

In celebration of National Doctors Day (March 30th) Adoray Home Health and Hospice is excited to announce they have appointed Dr. Thomas Field as its new Hospice Medical Director. Adoray is a nonprofit, community-supported health care organization providing ho...

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March 16, 2021

Social Work Month Spotlight - Britta Ruff

When did you realize you wanted to pursue a career in Social Work? I always knew I wanted to be in the helping professional, whether it was social work, nursing or therapy. I realized I wanted to be a social worker when I worked at an assisted living in ...

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March 16, 2021

Social Work Month Spotlight - Jeanette Johnson

When did you realize you wanted to pursue a career in Social Work? It was really haphazard – I took one of those aptitude tests when I was in my freshman year in college and was pointed toward Social Work! There I stayed and here I am! What helped you...

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March 11, 2021

Coffee with Kelsey - What is Home Health?

Grab a cup coffee and sit down with Adoray’s CEO – Kelsey Derrick to learn more about Adoray's services & get to know members of our team! Joining us this month for Coffee with Kelsey is Adoray’s Director of Clinical Services, Kari Shafer to provide v...

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March 01, 2021

March is Social Workers Month

Each and every day social workers throughout the world work tirelessly to make our society a better place to live. Lending their expertise, talent, and tenacity to those who need it most. In March, we celebrate National Social Worker’s Month, and this lends ...

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February 24, 2021

COVID Vaccine Clinics

As a community-based not-for-profit healthcare provider, Adoray is excited to announce we are a Registered COVID-19 Vaccine Provider. Adoray has successfully hosted 3 vaccine clinics at our office in Baldwin, WI for our patients, their caregivers, our volun...

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February 18, 2021

Coffee with Kelsey - Call Adoray Today

Grab a cup coffee and sit down with Adoray’s CEO – Kelsey Derrick to learn more about Adoray services & get to know members of our team! Joining us this month for Coffee with Kelsey is Adoray’s Intake Clinical Manager, Morgan Roschen to provide valuab...

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February 12, 2021

Heart Healthy Choices… easy as A B C

In February, we focus on our loved ones as we celebrate Valentine’s Day. We are surrounded by flowers and pink and red hearts. With all the talk of love and hearts, it’s a fitting month to take time to focus on our own heart as we observe American Heart M...

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January 14, 2021

Coffee with Kelsey - When Hospice Becomes a Reality

Grab a cup coffee and sit down with Adoray’s CEO – Kelsey Derrick to learn more about Adoray services & get to know members of our team! Joining us this month for Coffee with Kelsey is Adoray’s Education Manager, Tina McLeod to provide valuable inform...

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December 21, 2020

Getting through the Holidays

Getting through the Holidays Holiday time – the whole world seems consumed with tinsel and glitter, but those who grieve are only aware of the terrible hole in their hearts and their lives. Knowing the intense pain of the Holiday Season, here are some thoug...

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December 21, 2020

New Year’s Resolutions When Grieving

New Year’s Resolutions • I will try not to imagine the future and take one day at a time. • I will allow myself to cry, both alone and with loved ones. • I will not shut out family and friends from my thoughts and feelings. We may become closer by...

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December 11, 2020

10 Holiday Tips for Caregivers

The holidays can be a joyous but stressful time (but it doesn’t have to be stressful). We offer 10 tips for caregivers to take care of themselves over the holidays. 1. Practice self-love While the holidays can be stressful, it’s essential to take care ...

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November 04, 2020

Betty's Dream

Betty's Dream: Betty was a Palliative patient who has been living with her son, daughter-in-law and their 5 kids. Anna the oldest of the five kids has been helping out a ton with Betty’s care even when the world turned upside down for her being a senior in ...

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September 30, 2020

Barb

Barb's Dream: Barb had a dream to ride in her favorite car, a classic 50's Thunderbird. The Adoray's Dream Big Team wanted to help make it happen. Surrounded by family and friends on a beautiful summer evening, Barb's dream came true. Personal touches l...

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September 22, 2020

Falls Prevention Awareness Day 2020

September is Falls Prevention Awareness Month, and every year on the first day of Fall, we celebrate National Falls Prevention Awareness Day! However the prevalence and high cost of falls in Wisconsin is a year-round problem. In fact, for adults age 65 and o...

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September 16, 2020

John's Dream

John’s Dream: John wanted to surprise his wife with a gift for their 50th Anniversary. The Adoray Dream Big team wanted to help make it special. We brought a dozen red roses and a dessert to the facility where John lives the day before their 50th Anniversar...

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July 21, 2020

Baldwin Perk helps Adoray bring comfort to Caregivers

When Dara Fermanich, Manager of Baldwin Perks as well as a Wellness Advocate with doTERRA International received a supply of “doTERRA 72 Hour Emergency Hygiene Kits” she wanted them to find a good home where they would help make a difference. While an Ador...

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June 24, 2020

Celebrating Barb - A lifetime of helping people

Barb started volunteering with Adoray from the very beginning, from being a Hospice Volunteer to a Treasures from the Heart Volunteer. She has touched every part of the heart and soul of our mission. Which is why we are so honored to share her story – a life...

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June 11, 2020

Celebrating Ruthie - 105 years of life!

Ruthie, an Adoray hospice patient and resident of Our House Senior Living in New Richmond WI, turned 105 years old on May 28th. Ruthie’s and her Adoray care team have created special connections and love to share stories. On one visit Ruthie talked about h...

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May 14, 2020

Adoray Celebrates Wisdom of Partnering Skilled Nursing Care Communities with ‘Pop Quiz’

In honor of National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW), May 10-16, Adoray Home Health and Hospice wanted to recognize the contributions of the professionals who provide care and compassion to patients living in their skilled nursing care communities. This ye...

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March 19, 2020

Keep Families Connected During COVID-19 Fundraiser

Social distancing saves lives, but it can be difficult for hospice patients and their families. Human beings are social in nature and need to feel the sense of community, especially at the end of life. At Adoray Home Health & Hospice we understand this and kne...

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March 12, 2020

4 Tips for Safely Staying Connected With Seniors During Coronavirus Outbreak

As local Senior and Assisted Living facilities take action to protect residents and tenants by implementing best practices of limiting and screening visitors into the facilities. “Social distancing” is the new phrase that describes most of this, and it go...

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February 20, 2020

Adoray Earns Level 4 in We Honor Veterans Program

Adoray Home Health & Hospice is pleased to announce their promotion to Level Four status within the We Honor Veterans Program for their continues care and support of the Veteran population. Adoray Home Health & Hospice is a national partner of We Honor Vet...

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February 17, 2020

BYOB at Treasures River Falls

This #PresidentsDay we are excited to officially announce with a bipartisan, unanimously vote... Adoray's Treasures from the Heart River Falls will NO LONGER be using PLASTIC BAGS! Starting NOW, Adoray's Treasures from the Heart River Falls will no longer be...

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January 27, 2020

Adoray 2019 Business of the Year

We are beyond excited and honored to announce that Adoray Home Health & Hospice was awarded the 2019 Business of the Year by the Baldwin Woodville Chamber at their Annual Banquet on Monday, January 27, 2020. As a community-based not-for-profit that started ...

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December 24, 2019

Give the Gift of Hospice

During this time of year we often hear... “We just want to get through the holidays before we speak to dad about hospice.” Now is the time to give the gift of Adoray Hospice. Enrolling in hospice before the holidays can give eligible patients and...

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November 11, 2019

We Honor Veterans Baskets 2019

In celebration of Veterans Day and in honor of our veteran patients, on Thursday, November 7th, Adoray hospice veteran volunteers Vicki Bolton (retired Navy), Mike Egger (Retired Army), Kim Patterson (retired Army) and Jim Wickboldt (retired Navy), helped with...

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November 04, 2019

Adoray on Wisconsin Public Radio

Host Dean Kallenbach and his guests explore trends in rural health care, including financial strains on independent small-town hospitals, a shortage of specialists in rural communities, and the challenges of home health care in a rural setting. Guests inclu...

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September 04, 2019

Lodge #192 Helps Raise the Roof

COLLINS-SPRING VALLEY LODGE #192 HELPS ADORAY RAISE THE ROOF Baldwin, WI (September 2019) – Adoray Home Health and Hospice and Adoray Treasures from the Heart is honored to announce that the Spring Valley-Collins Lodge #192 Free & Accepted Masons of Wiscon...

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