Text JoinTeam to 97211 to learn more about career opportunities today!

Blog

Recent Posts

Photo of physician holding elderly patient’s hand with text that reads ‘Hospice Misconceptions’
  • Education & Resources ·

Hospice Misconceptions

Hospice Misconceptions Hospice is a special type of care for those living with a terminal illness and a life expectancy of six months or less, should the disease run its natural course. It uses a team approach in which the care team focuses on the patient’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Although over 1 million patients and families experienced the value of hospice firsthand in 2018 alone*, there are still a lot of misconceptions about hospice care. * https://www.nhpco.org/hospice-facts-figures/ Addressing Common Misconceptions A big part of hospice is education. We want to do all we can to educate our communities…
Words ‘February is Full of Heart’ on a background of red, pink, and white candy hearts
  • Awareness ·

February is Full of Heart

February is Full of Heart By: Dr. Laura Mantine Love is all around this month, especially on Valentine’s Day, when we take time to turn to those closest to us and say those three magical words. However, if you have a loved one who suffers from advanced cardiac disease, one of the best ways to show how much you care may not come in a sentimental card or a box filled with chocolates. Instead, it may come from calling hospice. Oftentimes, people don’t realize that hospice care is an option for people who suffer from advanced cardiac disease. Instead, these…
portrait of Angelique Riley
  • Get to Know Us ·

What Black History Month Means to Me

What Black History Month Means to Me By: Angelique Riley Meet Angelique My name is Angelique Riley, and I have been at Grane Hospice Care, King of Prussia (an Abode Healthcare and BrightSpring Health Services company), for a little over two and a half years. I joined Grane after spending twenty years managing Life Enrichment in Continuing Care Retirement Centers. I found Life Enrichment rewarding, but it was time to hang up that hat and move on to another venture. I chose to work in Hospice Care to share my natural gift of helping people during the most difficult time…
miniature metal house frame on table with keys in background
  • Caregivers ·

Bringing Seniors Home from the Hospital

Bringing Seniors Home from the Hospital It can be stressful when an elderly loved one is admitted to a hospital or healthcare facility. You likely have a lot on your mind, and what to do when they are discharged may be one of the last things you are thinking about. However, it’s best to think about it early on so you are prepared to bring your loved one home. Ask Questions You won’t know if you don’t ask. Don’t be afraid to ask your medical team any questions you may have. There are no silly questions when it comes to…
group of healthcare workers
  • Education & Resources ·

Who Makes Up the Hospice Care Team?

Who Makes Up the Hospice Care Team? There are a lot of things to take into consideration when considering hospice for yourself or for someone you love. In our previous blog post, we discussed the important topic of who pays for hospice. Now, we want to talk about who makes up the hospice care team. Abode Hospice uses an interdisciplinary approach to care. This means all members of the team work together to determine the best plan of care for each individual patient. Physician(s) It’s a common misconception that you cannot continue to use your primary care physician (PCP) when…
Glass piggy bank, filled with coins and a stethoscope that is curled into a heart shape
  • Education & Resources ·

Who Pays for Hospice?

Who Pays for Hospice? ‘Who pays for hospice?’ It’s a very common question. And it’s a very good question. If you are considering hospice care for someone you love (or maybe for yourself), you have a lotof things to think about. Worrying about how you are going to pay for hospice care should not be one of them. At Abode Hospice and Home Health, we strive to provide exceptional care for our patients and their families. This begins with providing education and resources to ensure everyone involved understands what to expect when choosing our hospice services. That being said, we…
Teal ribbon with words ‘cervical cancer awareness month – January’
  • Awareness ·

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month By: Dr. Laura Mantine The cervix is the organ that provides an opening between the vagina and the uterus. Normally, old or damaged cells in a woman’s cervix will stop dividing and are replaced by healthy, young cells. Cervical dysplasia occurs when these old or damaged cells continue to divide in the superficial layer of the cervix. When cervical dysplasia is not treated, it can grow and spread into the deeper tissues of the cervix, developing into cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is a common malignant tumor of the female reproductive system. In the world, cervical cancer…
Close up of end-of-life planning papers and a pen
  • Caregivers ·

End-of-Life Conversations

End-of-Life Conversations People often shy away from talking about end-of-life wishes. In fact, the Conversation Project found that although 92% of people feel it’s important to discuss end-of-life wishes, only 32% actually do. But it doesn’t have to be a scary topic that you avoid. In fact, it’s incredibly important to have the discussion. Dear Caregiver, As your loved one grows older, they may be hesitant to talk about their end-of-life wishes. And you may not want to bring it up because it forces you to face the fact that they won’t be here forever. Trust us, we get it.…
Nurse helping a patient in bed at home
  • Education & Resources ·

Choosing Hospice: How to Know the Time is Right

Choosing Hospice: How to Know the Time is Right A life-limiting illness comes with a lot of difficult decisions to consider. One of those decisions is when it may be time to consider hospice care. This can be an intimidating decision to make, so we are sharing some tips to help you determine when the time is right. Understanding Hospice Hospice is an interdisciplinary approach to end-of-life care. When a patient and their family choose hospice, they are choosing to switch the focus from curative treatment to comfort care. This simply means the goal is now to manage the patient’s…