Author Archives: Savannah Grant

A Recital to Remember

A Recital to Remember Many people have a passion that they develop and grow to love during their lifetime. For one of our patients, she dedicated many years of her life to performing and teaching students how to play the harp and piano. As a patient with Stage IV lung cancer, she has become increasingly […]

The Final Date

The Final Date Regardless of his situation, one ABODE patient’s last wish was to give his wife one final date night. Due to his declining condition, accomplishing this was simply not a viable option. As a result, two of the nurses who have worked with the sweet couple decided to bring the date to them. […]

Soaring Above & Beyond for Our Patients

Soaring Above & Beyond for Our Patients Being able to grant our hospice patients one last wish is always a very heartwarming experience for everyone involved. In this case, having the chance to facilitate a flyover for this WWII and Vietnam fighter pilot veteran had everyone involved feeling a little extra thankful for our veterans […]

Wellness Spotlight Christal Ransom

Wellness Matters! We all know it can be difficult to maintain a healthy (or even healthy-ish) lifestyle, but here is one employee who believes: “Always focus on doing the right thing”. Christal Ransom has been with Abode Hospice and Home Health in Colorado Springs since day one; she serves as Director of Public Relations and […]

Hospice Volunteers: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Things

For Abode Hospice & Home Health, hospice affirms life. And when in hospice care it is likely you have an interdisciplinary team consisting of kind and skilled nurses, medical directors, aids, social workers, chaplains, and hospice volunteers all practicing a holistic tailored approach. So, who are the ordinary people doing extraordinary things? Well everyone on […]

Caring Services For A Caring Person: Raising Awareness for ALS

Roy Mass knows what it is like to push through the pain when your mind tells you to stop. Like his previous grueling Ironman Triathalons, on race day he relied on his “bank” of training and his commitment to his wife Nicole. However, the race in Boulder, CO had a dramatic difference: Nicole wasn’t holding […]

The Importance of Chaplains

At certain times throughout life we are reminded that the mind, body, and spirit all share a connectedness and at times need to be nurtured. Everyone has their unique situation which is important to consider, especially when hospice care is needed. In a hospice care setting, it’s necessary to feel every aspect of support is […]

Free Caregiver Support Groups

Free Caregiver Support Groups Offered at Local Coffee Houses As a caregiver for a loved one, whether they are at home, in a care facility or miles away, you’re likely to face a host of new responsibilities, many of which are unfamiliar or intimidating. At times, you may feel overwhelmed and alone. All caregivers need […]

A Love Story-This is Hospice

Abode recently signed on a patient to our hospice services who lives with her husband of over 60 years in an Independent Living Community.  Their story is…between the loving husband and devoted wife: they make a whole. Unexpectedly, the husband is now hospitalized.  Our patient is being cared for at home, by an adult son, with the […]

Cowgirl Forever In Our Hearts

Thanks to Abode Hospice, 89-year-old Ruth is living her final days surrounded by family and friends. Ruth counts the hospice team members among those friends. Such relationships are possible because Abode’s caring professionals believe in the simple Golden Rule. “We treat others the way we want to be treated.” Abode Hospice provides a full range […]