My Hospice: Kelly’s Story

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family. For Kelly, it means expressing love through caregiving and seeing her grandparents through their final journeys. AseraCare Provider Relations Manager and My Hospice Ambassador Kelly Coons writes: One of the questions I often hear as a Provider Relations Manager is, “Why hospice?” I could…

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My Hospice: Bob’s Story

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family. For Bob, it meant receiving one final wish because his hospice care team (and an amazing community) went above and beyond and made it happen. Heart ‘n Home Public Relations Assistant RaChelle Squibb writes: At Heart ‘n Home in Emmett, Idaho, we focus on…

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My Hospice: Mark’s Story

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family we serve. For Registered Nurse Mark Sells, it means honoring his patients’ Three Most Important Things. When Caris Healthcare admits a patient to hospice, they ask “What Three Most Important Things do we need to know about you to provide excellent care?” Registered Nurse…

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My Hospice: Honey’s Story

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family. For Honey, it means family because, “at the end of the day, there is nothing more important than family.” Honey Goodman is the Administrator and Chief Operating Officer of Treasure Valley Hospice in Idaho and a Hospice Action Network board member. Honey writes that…

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My Hospice: Autumn’s Story

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family. For Autumn, a CNA for AseraCare Hospice, it means a rewarding career with a supportive team who stepped in when her family member was receiving care. Autumn has many stories of caring for patients as a hospice CNA. From a grandfather figure who treated…

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My Hospice: Aaron and Roslyn’s Story

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family we serve. For Aaron and his wife Roslyn, it means spending more precious time together, celebrating their 613,632 hours of love. For 95-year-old Aaron Wiseman, getting to spend some time each weekday with Roslyn, his wife of 70 years, means a lot. Aaron lives…

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My Hospice: Greg’s Story

What My Hospice means is different to each staff member, patient, and family we serve. For Greg, it means an opportunity to honor Veterans. A defining moment for me was when I recognized the vital importance and rewarding experience the We Honor Veterans program is to our local Veterans.  One of our volunteers was providing…

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My Hospice: Emily’s Story

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family we serve. For Emily, it means a family connection. As Medicare’s first coordinated care model, we must protect the services received in hospice through the Medicare Hospice Benefit. I grew up knowing what hospice is. My aunt Kathy, who was like a second mom…

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My Hospice: Joan’s Story

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family we serve. For Joan, a Care Dimensions patient, it meant the opportunity to attend a New England Patriots game and cheer for her favorite team at their home field one last time. When Joan McLynch was admitted to Care Dimensions hospice care for complications from her…

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My Hospice Ambassador Spotlight: Teddi Anderson

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family we serve. For My Hospice Ambassadors, like Teddi Anderson, it means acting as a leader in their state to support Medicare’s first coordinated care model and protect the Medicare Hospice Benefit. My Hospice Ambassadors are hospice and palliative care professionals with an interest in advocacy who…

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