Older, ailing dogs are often the last to be adopted and the first to be euthanized at a shelter. This spring, non-profit Secondhand Hounds started a hospice program for those otherwise unwanted dogs.
Hospice helps take away some of that burden of end-of-life care. While volunteering with hospice can be challenging at times, those who take part say its rewards are unlike anything else.
The family of former Northern State University basketball coach Don Meyer says he’s in hospice care in Aberdeen. The family says in a statement that Meyer’s health has been declining over the past several months, and after a three-day stay at a hospital with a feeding tube he is now at home in hospice care.
The wife of former Vice President Walter Mondale has entered hospice care. A statement released Sunday on behalf of the Mondale family says Joan Mondale entered hospice care Friday. The statement was released by Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis, where the Mondales have been longtime members.
Former U.S. senator Rod Grams, a popular TV anchorman who went on to become the most conservative politician ever elected to statewide office in Minnesota, has died. He was 65.
Former U.S. Sen. Rod Grams has entered hospice care following his April 2012 cancer diagnosis. Grams, 65, is in hospice with Stage 4 colon cancer that has spread to other parts of his body. He’s at home in his east-central Minnesota town of Crown and said his cancer is too aggressive for chemotherapy.