Generous Ecumen employees assist coworkers in funding more education and bettering their careers as part of Ecumen’s Family Helping Family (FHF) program. Three grant recipients share their experience.
On Nov. 5, 1994, former President Ronald Reagan made public a handwritten letter to the American people announcing that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. “I now begin the journey that will lead me into the sunset of my life,” he wrote.
Ecumen honors Orphea Mattsfield, a resident of Ecumen of Litchfield, who is 103.
Mirzeta Huskic, an Ecumen memory care nurse, is a warm-hearted warrior in day-to-day battle against dementia. She shares the challenges and the joy of her job.
Ecumen honors Mildred Witte, a resident of Ecumen of Litchfield, who is celebrating her 101st birthday.
Yesterday's New York Times' Health section story by Katie Hafner painted a vivid picture of the risks of falling seniors encounter while going about their daily routine.
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The moving documentary, "Glen Campbell... I'll Be Me" tells the story of the Grammy Award-winning artist's battle with Alzheimer's and his farewell tour. The movie is in theaters in Minnesota, Missouri and Alabama today, Friday, October 31.
In 1974 Debra Klouse, a newly minted nurse, first walked through the doors of St. Mark’s Living in Austin, Minn. She remembers how welcoming and friendly everyone was… how it was like being part of a big family. “I’ll try this for a little while,” she remembers thinking, “and a little while turned out being 40 years.”
Ecumen has been awarded a $1.7 million grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) to improve medication management by the elderly as a way to reduce hospital readmissions.