We are pleased to announce our newest partnership with New Dawn Hospice operations and their patient care services team in the Dallas, Texas area. “New Dawn Hospice” care operations will merge with the Bristol Hospice Location in Waxahachie, Texas; providing positive synergies with staffing coverage as well as considerable expansion to the service areas.
Bristol Hospice has a long history of providing exceptional hospice care to the people of Texas. We began serving patients in Houston, Texas in December of 2012. We then purchased a small hospice “Lighted Pathways” in Waxahachie, Texas in October of 2013. Most recently we acquired “New Hope” in Bedford, Texas in April of 2019. Both locations have grown significantly as they cover large geographic areas and have cared for thousands of patients and families dealing with life limiting illness.
Our Oregon team brought both beauty and joy to our patients this holiday season. Helping them share in the festivities by delivering special ornaments – personalized by our volunteers.
Here is our Bristol Hospice Pathways team, sharing their 1st Place trophy and best prize award for this year’s ‘Festival of Lights’ parade in Waxahachie, TX. What an honor it is for us, to be a support to our Pathways community and share in such a beautiful holiday season tradition.
As she previously stated, the downtown Development Director Anita Brown said “This is a gift to the community to kick off our holiday season and to celebrate all the wonderful things that Waxahachie is known for like beauty, gingerbread, fun, and community. It is a great night.”
Is there such a thing as waiting too long to use hospice?
Sharing a ConsumerReports.com article about “how waiting too long to use hospice care can make suffering at end-of-life worse.”
According to the article:
Many people who are near the end of life wait too long to enter hospice care, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
In hospice care, attempts to cure a disease are usually replaced with treatments solely for pain and suffering, delivered by a specialized team. It usually includes medical and nursing care, counseling and social services, and it can be given at home, in a nursing home or in a hospital facility.
“It’s National Case Management week! This year’s ACMA theme, Case Management: Setting New Standards For Care was selected to emphasize the impact professionals in case management make every day. ACMA hopes you will celebrate NCMW 19 and recognize the dedication, compassion and patient care outcomes achieved by case managers in your organization. Across all care settings, case managers are making the difference! ACMA encourages you to use this week to commend your team and recognize the importance of the case management professionals who dedicate their careers to patients and healthcare organizations.” Celebrate your #casemanagement team during National Case Management Week! #NCMW @TheACMA
Suncrest Hospice of Colorado-Pueblo, A Bristol Hospice Company, participated in the Safety of Seniors Conference sponsored by the Senior Resource Development Agency on Tuesday, September 17.
It was our great honor to present at this event attended by approximately 200 people in the community of Pueblo. Our Community Liaison, Richelle Lucero, spoke on the “Myths and Facts” of hospice. Richelle received great feedback as to theeducation provided to the attendees.
Seniors received a warm welcome from Steve Nawrocki, Executive Director and valuable information from the Pueblo Police Department, the Alzheimer’s Association, Matter of Balance, Advanced Directives courtesy of 211 and a fun presentation by SRDA Lifeline. Our lunchtime entertainment was Rick Blessing, with a Frank Sinatra tribute.
What a fun filled day and a wonderful community event. Bristol Hospice companies make a great effort to better the communities they are in, and Suncrest Hospice of Colorado, Pueblo is no exception.
Our senior citizens have contributed so much to our communities and helped make them what they are today. National Senior Citizens Day is the day to show them our appreciation and support and recognize their accomplishments. It’s also a time to help raise awareness of various issues that affect senior citizens. Do you have an elderly person in your life that you love and appreciate? August 21 —National Senior Citizens Day — is the day to let them know how much you care about them.