Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois
May 20, 2015
by Sandy Ayre

Stop! Smell the Flowers

I find Monday mornings heavy. I work on an inpatient intensive palliative care unit with 23 beds. Each morning we arrive to work, and have a team report, where we […]

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August 26, 2014
by Hansen-Spear

Questions to Ask Hospitals and Hospices

Caring for an ill loved one is one of life’s difficult tasks. There are so many decisions to make; it can seem impossible to know what’s best. One day he […]

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March 27, 2014
by William Spear

Questions to Ask Before Hiring Home Care for Your Loved One

Whether you are hiring from a home care services agency or a personal home health aide, conducting a thorough interview can ensure your loved one receives quality, loving care. When […]

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January 20, 2014
by William Spear

Long-distance Caregiving

Nowadays, loved ones are spread out all over the country. We want to be there for our aging loved ones, but jobs, finances, and family can prevent us from doing […]

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April 11, 2013
by William Spear

Family Caregiving

Comforting and nurturing a sick loved one is not an easy task. Helping to care for a loved one helps us release some of the pain we are feeling as […]

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I always thought it was so odd when people remark how natural the deceased looks, but in Mom’s case, she did look beautiful and we have you to thank for […]

— M.

I appreciate reading all you have written on your funeral home’s website as I walk through the valley of the shadow of death with my mother, and with my father who is […]

— M. R.

Thank you everyone for all the help and kindness you have shown me and my family!  May God bless you all!

— L.E.