NEWS & STORIES
NEWS & STORIES
Sharing our health care expertise
Health-related stories and resources for seniors in Eastern North Dakota.
The stories and articles shared here are to provide you with valuable information related to your health and wellness journey. You will also find news related to Ethos Home Health Care and Hospice and resources to educate you on the benefits of in-home services.
Additional resources are available across the Ethos website, including our step-by-step process on getting started with home health care and answers to our most frequently asked questions about home health care and hospice services.
This page is updated frequently with relevant topics. Come back and visit us again soon!
Do I qualify for home health care services? This is one of the most common questions we receive at Ethos Home Health Care. If you’re curious about eligibility on behalf of yourself or a loved one, you’re not alone. At the same time, finding answers isn’t always straightforward. That’s why we’ve broken down the need-to-know in this article.
It’s important to drink enough fluids every day to keep your body properly hydrated. Many factors contribute to how much you need to drink. Your overall health, medications, exercise level and diet all affect your body’s hydration needs. As temperatures rise, you’re also more likely to sweat and that can lead to dehydration if you don’t replace lost fluids. Here’s why pure water is best for your body.
I have often seen firsthand how the illness of one family member can have wide-ranging impacts on the entire family. This is particularly true when a loved one is dealing with a terminal illness. Though it can be difficult to discuss the end of life with patients and their families, I have learned how important and ultimately comforting having this conversation can be for them. Meet our expert and learn how hospice care might help.
The decision to place a loved one in hospice care is oftentimes met with a heavy heart and uncertainty. During her father’s time of need, Sue Wiger and her sister made the joint decision to call our care team at Ethos Hospice. By sharing her experience, we hope to shine a light on the uncertainty that so many families face during these trying times.
Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs or STs) work to prevent, diagnose, and treat swallowing, communication, and cognitive-communication problems. There are many reasons why you might have a swallow, communication, or cognitive-communication problem. Meet our expert and learn more about how SLPs can help.
A nutrient-rich diet low in saturated fat and sodium and abundant in vegetables, fruit, whole grains and fish may help lower your risk for heart disease. Here are 6 heart-healthy eating tips.
Receiving home health care can offer numerous benefits for patients and their loved ones. From the convenience of accessible care in a familiar setting to the personalized support provided by healthcare professionals, home health care helps maintain the independence of patients at home.
If the purpose of Ethos aligns with your passions, we hope you will make a gift to support Ethos Home Health Care & Hospice on Giving Hearts Day! 100% of donations given on Giving Hearts Day go directly to the charity the donor has chosen.
Making sure you know what to do once you leave the hospital is the best way to avoid a hospital readmission. Keep these tips in mind the next time you’re heading home from the hospital.
It’s that time of year again when food becomes the main event at family gatherings. The biggest challenge many people face is finding ways to offer guests a delicious meal that’s healthy without straying from the usual menu. Here are some ways to make your holiday meals healthier without sacrificing the tastes and traditions your family has come to know and love.
If you had already decided with your doctor that hip replacement was your best option for returning to a pain-free and active life, but put your plans on hold when the pandemic hit, now is a good time to schedule your surgery.
Caring for a loved one can create a lot of stress. But as a caregiver, it’s important to find ways to relax so stress doesn’t get the best of you. Here are 10 stress-busters that may help.