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National Volunteer Month

National Volunteer Month Volunteers are an essential part of the hospice care team. The difference they make for our patients and their families is immeasurable. Whether it’s through direct care or administrative work behind the scenes, there are countless ways a hospice volunteer can help. We are beyond grateful for the incredible people who volunteer their time and talents to make a positive difference in our patients’ lives. In honor of National Volunteer Month, we’d like to recognize just a few of them. We asked our volunteers to share what made them decide to be a hospice volunteer and what…
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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…
Close up photo of Director of Business Development, Nereida, wearing a green shirt and glasses
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What Hispanic Heritage Means to Me

What Hispanic Heritage Means to Me As the end of National Hispanic Heritage Month grows near, we are shining a spotlight on Director of Business Development, Nereida. We asked her what Hispanic heritage means to her. Thank you, Nereida, for sharing your story with us! Nereida’s Story Hispanic/Latin/LatinX heritage and culture, to me, means family. I was raised with a large, loving family. Food, music, and family created a sense of warmth, love, and good times. At the center of it all, our matriarch, my Abuela Juana. She moved to the United States from Puerto Rico in the 60’s. She…
Framed photo of WWII Veteran Mr. Romero in his United States Navy Uniform
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A Ceremony to Honor WWII Veteran

A Ceremony to Honor WWII Veteran Abode Hospice and Home Health of Pueblo had the great privilege of partnering with the Château at Sharmar and the Non-Commissioned Officers Association to honor our patient and World War II Veteran, Ernest Romero, with an honor and remembrance medallion called “The Legacy.”   WWII Veteran Mr. Romero was one of nine seniors at Central High School who enlisted in the United States Navy in January of 1944. These brave young men left for active duty after graduation. Prior to enlisting, Mr. Romero was a member of Central High School’s JROTC program. The ceremony…
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Abode Hospice on KRDO News Radio

Discussing Hospice on SeniorTalk with Greg Coopman Christal Ransom York, Director of Public Relations for Abode Hospice, sat down with Greg Coopman on May 23 to discuss hospice and address some of the common myths we see surrounding it.  “We are here to help you…. I really want people to know that is why we’re here. And you’re in control of this. Our job is to honor your wishes and take care of you and your family.” Christal Ransom York Greg Coopman is the President/Owner of Heartfelt Care at Home, Inc., a full-service senior care company in Colorado. He created…
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Music Therapy Benefits in Hospice Care

A Music Therapy Case Study | Joshua Gilbert, MT-BC Throughout life, song can positively affect us both physically and emotionally. It influences bodily functions that we believe are beyond our control, such as heart rate, blood pressure and release of the body’s natural pain relief chemicals. Music therapy offers significant benefits for patients, caregivers and families. We offer it as part of our hospice services. In a case study conducted (by Joshua Gilbert) on the impact of music therapy over a four-month period, with an older adult in hospice care, results exhibited significant signs of improvement in the following categories:…
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Celebrating Nurses | Shirley Vitela

Abode Hospice & Home Health is celebrating nurses during the month of May! Meet Shirley and learn about her passion when it comes to nursing as she shares her “why.” Why nursing? I firmly believe it is my calling. I went back to school as an adult who was working in finance, a Registered Investment Advisor with a Series 7 commodities license. Once I started working in healthcare, I no longer felt like a square peg in a round hole and truly felt I had found what I was hardwired to do. Having worked in multiple areas of Nursing, I…
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The Power of Prayer, Love & Positivity

Pictured is Mark, our Bereavement Coordinator, putting together bags of goodies for our staff as they tackle each day with grit and compassion. In light of the current situation with COVID-19, our staff are working harder and more passionately than ever. Each day, they come to work ready to help those who need them most; while continuing to go about the everyday duties of their jobs. Thank you Mark for sharing the prayer, love, and positivity. We appreciate you and all you do for Abode Hospice & Home Health.