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Sister Barbara Doherty: A Sister of Providence icon living with dementia

By Amy Miranda | June 15, 2020 |

So many people hold so many great memories of Sister Barbara. Yet for Sister Barbara memory is the challenge. In 2010 Sister Barbara was diagnosed with dementia of the Alzheimer’s and vascular types.

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A view from the other side of health care

By Sister Ann Margaret O'Hara | June 15, 2020 |

On July 7, 2017, I experienced an event that changed my life. During heart surgery for mitral valve repair, I had a stroke. It was completely unexpected, leaving me in a situation I never imagined and for which I was completely unprepared.

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Nurses Day prayers from the Sisters of Providence

By Sisters of Providence | May 6, 2020 |

Three of our Sisters of Providence with nursing backgrounds offer prayers for nurses during this time of coronavirus epidemic.

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Sister Editha Ben: the blessings of sheltering in place in the Philippines

By Sister Editha Ben | April 29, 2020 |

Now, because of covid-19, flights have been canceled, airports are locked down and quarantine is imposed. And so, I have remained in the Philippines with my mother longer than planned.

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Education in everyday caring makes a difference

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | January 10, 2019 |

Staff members who participated in dementia care training share how it makes a difference in their everyday care giving: Don’t take any behaviors personally.** Build trust by spending time with each person.** Learn to read the cues of a person. A non-verbal person may ordinarily smile as a greeting; but if there’s no smile, she’s having a bad time of it.

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Well-Being … What does it mean? Consider …

By Jude Magers | November 14, 2018 |

Well-being is two words brought together as a way to express life experience

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HOME, a place to nurture the well-being of others

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | September 13, 2018 |

It is rare that a Sister of Providence going to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods doesn’t say, “I’m going home.” It is rare that visitors to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods campus don’t remark on the beauty, the peace and comfort they experience on the campus. It is rare that the Woods isn’t described as a special place or as welcoming.…

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A dementia friendly HOME at the Woods

By Sister Denise Wilkinson | May 25, 2018 |

HOME is a culture change. Its intention is to make the entire Woods a dementia-friendly place for both those living with cognitive challenges and for their families and friends. HOME is an acronym for Helping Ourselves Meaningfully Engage.

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