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Signing up for Medicare at 65: What you need to know

Learning about how Medicare is structured will help you make the best decisions for your health care at age 65.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 8 min read
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Hospice journey: Practical information about natural death

Physical signs through the dying journey, a natural part of life. Just as we are all unique in how we live, we are also unique in how we die.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 21 min read
Helen Brunner

Advance directive: From pajamas to end-of-life decisions

"Those easier kinds of questions then lead us down the road to what does it mean to have a quality of life."
Carson Walker Carson Walker 6 min read

Giving yourself a voice: The gift of an advance directive

Planning for end of life is essential, and while most people agree it’s important for others to know their end-of-life wishes, very few have an advance directive in place. An advance directive not only helps provide answers to what you personally want during end-of-life care, but it helps family members feel confident they are following […]
SHN Staff SHN Staff 5 min read

New Medicare cost plans available in N. Dakota and S. Dakota

HealthPartners and Sanford Health are working together to offer new Medicare Cost plans. The plans will give residents in North Dakota and South Dakota more choice when selecting a Medicare health plan this fall. The plans will be available for Medicare’s annual enrollment period. That begins Oct. 15 and goes through Dec. 7. It’s when […]
Shawn Neisteadt Shawn Neisteadt 9 min read

Advance directives help ease end-of-life family decisions

Advance directives are designed to speak for people who can’t speak for themselves in cases of serious illness or injury. In the past year, a longtime Sanford Health employee witnessed how the process worked for her mother — who spoke for herself when she could and ultimately had a directive to help ensure her care […]
SHN Staff SHN Staff 6 min read