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Ecumen Home Care & Hospice

Ecumen Hospice Team Honors a Client’s Last Wish in a Heartfelt Singing Goodbye

Hazel Erickson of Litchfield was an independent and strong-will woman who loved her family, her church and her community. She also really loved to dance and was always dressed to the nines.

Hazel never let on that she was dying and in intense pain.  She kept going to church as usual, and the folks there had no idea she was in hospice — or even sick.  That’s how she wanted it. She just kept living gratefully each day.


A Close Look at How Home Care Helps Seniors Age in Place

Most seniors want to stay in their homes as long as they can, and home care is usually a less expensive option than going to a nursing home.

An in-depth article by Duluth News Tribune Reporter John Lundy takes a look at home care services in the Duluth area, including Ecumen Home Care-Lakeshore.


Ecumen Names Hospice Manager

Seth Kalhagen has been named Hospice Program Manager at Ecumen as the company expands its home care and hospice services.

Kalhagen comes to Ecumen from St. Croix Hospice, where he was regional administrator overseeing hospice operations in Wisconsin.  Prior to that he was Associate Director of Marketing at the Institute for Western Surgery in Guangzhou, China.