Author Archives: Phillip Olsson

We’ll Walk With You; Let Life End Naturally & With Dignity

Brittany Maynard was a young wife, at age 29, and she had a horrible disease: Glioblastoma Multiforme. She was articulate, and attractive, and we all felt badly that she suffered.  She had headaches, memory loss and seizures, and she moved from California to Oregon, a state where physician-assisted suicide is legal. She took her life, […]



Understanding the Levels of Hospice Care

By its very nature, hospice care is holistic. This means attention is given to the physical, emotional, social, psychological and spiritual needs of patients. This care is offered at three levels, including routine care, respite care and inpatient care. Routine Care Delivered at home or wherever the patient may call home (possibly a nursing home […]



Remembering Our Veterans

Recently, OSF Home Care Services had the distinct privilege to bring into our ranks a very experienced and excellent advanced practice nurse. Aimee Terhark, in addition to her new work in OSF Home Care, has worked as a flight nurse, a critical care unit nurse, an advanced practice nurse (APN) in a cardiovascular intensive care […]