Celebrating National Case Management Week

“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

Happy National Senior Citizens Day!

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.

Bristol Hospice: ‘Run like Nasa, with the Heart of the Lord’

It is incredibly fulfilling to do the work that we have the honor to do, day in, and day out. To receive such notes like this from a patient’s family, reminds us just how important it is to keep on doing our very best, in every day.

What a compliment: “You run like NASA with the heart of the Lord”.

Our mission – after all – is ‘that all patients and families entrusted to our care will be treated with the highest level of compassion, respect, and quality of care.’

Celebrating Seniors at the Wahiawa CBDO Kupuna Health Fair

Leila Williams, Jomel Duldulao, Alton Fujio and Johanna Umiten from Bristol Hospice ~ Hawaii were pleased to attend the Wahiawa Community Based Development Organization (CBDO) Kupuna Health Fair on Friday, July 29, at Wahiawa Hongwanji Mission.

This event was a senior health fair for the Wahiawa community. On Friday, seniors from ages 60 and older were bussed in from senior communities such as the Franciscan and West Loc Senior Center. The Honolulu Police Department was kind enough to help organize this event through their program “Weed and Seed,” which aims to improve the quality of life for the people they protect. For more information on the Wahiawa CBDO, you can contact the organization by emailing info@wahiawacbdo.org or calling 808-206-8195.

A very special “thank you” from Bristol Hospice ~ Hawaii to all of those who made this event possible.

Check out some of the photos from this event below!

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Spreading Joy and Smiles!

The Bristol Hospice ~ Hawaii team was pleased to participate in Avalon Care Centers’ Carnival, in an effort to bring joy and laughter to the care center’s residents. We were happy to provide some of the games and prizes. Most importantly, our team was able to spend time with some of the Bristol Hospice patients and families, and connect with Avalon Care Center staff.  Thank you so much for the opportunity to be part of this fun-filled day for all!

Check out some of the photos from the Carnival below!

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Hospice Care. A Model for Quality, Compassionate Care.

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It is not surprising that most people associate hospice with cancer. In the mid-1970s when hospice came to the U.S., most hospice patients had cancer. Today, more than half of hospice patients in the U.S. have other illnesses for which they are medically eligible for hospice services, such as late-stage heart, lung or kidney disease, and advanced Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. (source: Hospice Foundation of America). Hospice care is covered under Medicare, Medicaid, VA and most insurance plans cover hospice services.

Hospice is not a place, because Hospice is a plan of care. Patients may receive Hospice services wherever they call home, which may be a private residence or that of a loved one, hospital, assisted living center, or nursing home.

“You matter because you are you, and you matter to the last moment of your life.”~Dame Cicely Saunders, founder of modern hospice.

Hospice is considered to be the model for quality, compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury. Hospice care involves a team-oriented approach to expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the patient’s needs and wishes. Support is provided to the patient’s loved ones as well.  At the center of hospice and palliative care is the belief that each of us has the right to die pain-free and with dignity, and that our families will receive the necessary support to allow us to do so.

Typically, in order to receive hospice services:

  • A hospice physician and a second physician (often the individual’s attending physician or specialist) must certify that the patient meets specific medical eligibility criteria;
  • The patient’s life expectancy is 6 months or less if the illness, disease or condition

Click here for resources for end-of-life caregiving resources from Hospice Foundation of America. Or for further information from our Hospice experts, contact us.

Bristol Hospice ~ Sacramento and the Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center

Bristol Hospice ~ Sacramento had a wonderful evening at the Del Oro CRC “Around the World” event! Bristol Hospice ~ Sacramento sampled delicious food while bidding on silent auction items. All proceeds go towards the Del Oro CRC to serve caregivers who care for brain-impaired adults and the elderly.

 

Cannot wait for next year!

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Bristol Hospice ~ Hawaii at the Annual Philippine Association of Hawaii CME Conference

Bristol Hospice-Hawaii is proud to be a sponsor and exhibitor for the Annual Philippine Medical Association of Hawaii CME Conference, May 28 – 29.  The focus for this CME is “Overcoming Barriers to Access Care.” In between sessions, Bristol Hospice ~ Hawaii will also be meeting with healthcare professionals in between sessions in order to ensure that we can keep up to date on all the latest hospice news and developments. We are looking forward to connecting with leading practitioners this weekend!

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