My Hospice: Patti’s Story

My Hospice: Patti’s Story – Hospice Action Network What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family we serve. For one town and school district, it meant receiving help from Hospice & Community Care for how to deal with grief after student deaths. Last fall, Warwick School District was blindsided by two tragedies…

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My Hospice Round Up: Advocating for Hospice Care

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family we serve. This month, we asked the #MyHospice community to share stories about how they advocate for hospice care. See some of their responses below: “Compassus colleagues are important advocates for hospice. Some are involved in regular discussions with policymakers to raise awareness of…

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My Hospice Ambassador Spotlight: Paul Ledford

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family we serve. For My Hospice Ambassadors, like Paul Ledford, 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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My Hospice: Buddy’s Story

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family we serve. For Buddy, it means being taken care of by hospice volunteers, just like his best friend, Deborah. As Medicare’s first coordinated care model, we must protect the services like Pet Peace of Mind program under the hospice Medicare Hospice Benefit for best…

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My Hospice Round Up: Spiritual Care

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family we serve. This month, we asked the #MyHospice community to share stories about spiritual support in hospice care. See some of their responses below: “I’m a Hospice Chaplain and it’s a such an amazing calling to help at the end of someone’s journey. To…

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My Hospice Ambassador Spotlight: Elleah Tooker

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family we serve. For My Hospice Ambassadors, like Elleah Tooker, 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…

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My Hospice: Dave’s Story

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family we serve. For Dave Terwilliger, it meant handing over his caregiver “job” so he could focus on being a husband to his wife, Maureen. As Medicare’s first coordinated care model, we must protect the services provided for spouses, like Dave, through the Medicare Hospice…

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My Hospice: Abbi’s Story

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family we serve. For Abbi, it means making patients and their families feel cared for, comfortable, and dignified.  As Medicare’s first coordinated care model, we must protect the Medicare Hospice Benefit for nurses like Abbi. Abbi Bentz is a registered nurse and VITAS® Healthcare Paw…

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My Hospice: Bert’s Story

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family we serve. For Bert Snyder, it means providing holistic care through spiritual support to patients and their families as chaplain for Renown Hospice. Bert became a hospice chaplain as a way to incorporate spiritual, psychological and emotional care for the patients he works worth.…

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