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What’s the Role of an Executor & How to Choose One?

June 8, 2022

Part of writing a will is choosing an executor (in some states, this person is called “personal representative”). This person oversees the estate settlement process. Perhaps you have been named in a loved one’s estate plan. It’s an important job. Be sure you know what you’ve signed up for and who should fill the job… Read More

Do These 5 Things to Reduce Your Stroke Risk

May 23, 2022

According to the CDC, every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. And every 3.5 minutes, someone dies of a stroke. While stroke remains the #5 killer and the leading cause of disability in the United States, here are five things you can do to reduce your stroke risk: 1. Lower your… Read More

Honoring a Husband’s Life

May 13, 2022

Don Dube was diagnosed with ALS in the summer of 2018. By the following February, his health had rapidly declined, and his wife, Denise, needed assistance caring for him. “I felt in a fog of desperation because I knew deep down that I could no longer care for Don myself, and a sense of sheer… Read More

5 Ways to Support a Friend Grieving Their Mom on Mother’s Day

May 4, 2022

Each Spring, there is no mistaking the pending arrival of Mother’s Day. Advertisers are flooding our email inboxes, televisions, and shopping malls with suggestions for the perfect gift to celebrate the mothers in our lives. This holiday offers an opportunity to honor the women who have raised us or who hold a special place in… Read More

A Life Forever Changed – My Story as a Hospice Volunteer

April 20, 2022

Contributed by Aggie Gladbach, Community Healthcare of Texas Volunteer It was late in the afternoon when I knocked on Nancy’s door. I’d been there before, but this was different. This time, I wasn’t there visiting my healthy, vibrant, energetic friend and golf partner, who I’d known for more than 20 years. This time I was… Read More

A Day in the Life of a Hospice Social Worker

March 15, 2022

At Community Healthcare of Texas, our social workers are integral members of the interdisciplinary team focusing on the individual needs of our patients, their caregivers, and loved ones. They are licensed professionals specifically trained to come alongside families during their most difficult moments. We recently spoke with Community Healthcare of Texas Social Worker Cheryl McCutchan… Read More

5 Surprising Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy

February 10, 2022

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is responsible for one out of four deaths and is the leading cause of death in the United States. We all know that healthy eating, regular exercise, and living an overall healthy lifestyle are keys to significantly reducing our risk of heart disease. But have you heard… Read More

Tips for Coping with Grief During the Holidays

November 18, 2021

The holiday season can be a very challenging time after the death of someone you love. It is often a time when feelings of grief and loss are intensified.  Below are three tips that can be helpful as you cope with grief during the holiday season and other special occasions: Plan ahead. It’s good to… Read More

A Mother’s Message of Hope

September 30, 2021

Contributed by Deidrea Laux, Mother to Thomas The afternoon was filled with excitement and joy for my husband and me as we headed to the obstetrician’s office for the long-awaited 20-week ultrasound appointment to find out if we were expecting a son or a daughter. Over lunch earlier that day, we’d gone back and forth… Read More

A Wife’s Message of Hope

September 15, 2021

Karla and Steve Lowder believed theirs was a match made in heaven, and their faith gave them the courage to love every precious day of his last year of life. Steve was diagnosed with liver cancer in October 2019, a decade after he and Karla met on a Christian dating site. He tried chemotherapy and… Read More