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.
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Last month, the Office of the Inspector General released two new reports following its investigation into hospice care in the U.S. the NHPCO responded to New OIG Reports on Hospice Care with a press release stating that, “NHPCO welcomes the opportunity to shed a light on high quality providers as well as those that fall short in providing appropriate care.”
At Bristol Hospice, compliance forms the backbone of the company and in light of these reports from OIG and NHPCO, we want to take this opportunity to share some of these compliance aspects which we consider makes us one of the “high quality providers”.
The management team of Optimal Hospice Care, A Bristol Hospice Company in Bakersfield, had the wonderful opportunity to cook breakfast for the campers at the Optimal Hospice Foundation Kids camp this past week.
With hands covered in bacon grease or pancake batter, the team was able to make an impact through their act of service for the children at camp. We have such a great team of caring professionals, who always go above and beyond.
Everyone had a great time, and all are looking forward to doing it again next year!
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.’
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Happy CNA Day! Today is set aside to recognize the career nursing assistants who dedicate their lives to the well-being of others. It also marks the beginning of the 42nd Annual “National Nursing Assistant” week, June 13th -20th. Nursing assistants are such an important part of patient care and we at Bristol Hospice cannot be more thankful for our CNA and Home Health Aide workers. If you see a CNA in the field today, make sure to take a moment and say – THANK YOU!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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!
The stages of mourning and grief are universal and are experienced by people from all walks of life. Mourning occurs in response to an individual’s own terminal illness, the loss of a close relationship, or to the death of a valued being, human or animal.
Every person grieves differently, and typically experience five stages of normal grief. Many do not experience the stages in order. In Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross book, “On Death and Dying” she identified the stages as denial and isolation, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance. (source: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation.)
Loved ones that are terminally ill or aging appear to go through a final period of withdrawal. Those coping with loss spend different lengths of time working through each step and express each stage with different levels of intensity.
Bristol Hospice is here to support. Our trained volunteers, Chaplains and Bereavement Counselors provide grief counseling and support groups for those who have experienced loss.
Contact us to learn how our experts provide support for those coping with loss and grief.
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!
At Bristol Hospice, we are graciously committed to our mission that all patients and families entrusted to our care will be treated with the highest level of compassion, respect, and quality of care. Thank you for the wonderful comments from those we serve.
Here are just a few of the kinds words we receive.
Bristol Hospice ~ California:
“I am grateful for the help I received from your team and the support I received at this time. I want to thank each and everyone for the good care and, also, the chaplain. They all made it easier at this time for me. Thank you.”
Bristol Hospice ~Sacramento:
“I can’t thank the entire team that provided amazing and quality care to my dad! You were there to listen and guide us and also be very honest too! Dad looked forward to your visits and so did I.”
Bristol Hospice ~Stockton:
“I had always assumed that all hospice care was the same and was amazed and grateful at how much more you offered…Thank you for your wonderful support and care of and for my husband. Every single person was wonderful over a very hard few days. Again, thank you.”
Bristol Hospice ~Georgia:
“Thank you so very much for helping me get though my moms final days…that you were there gave me great comfort. Thank you for your kindness to my mother and to me. Your spiritual support was welcome and helpful.”
Bristol Hospice ~Hawaii:
“Everyone that I met and talked to were very comforting, helpful, informative, caring and always available to assist me as needed. Fantastic team. Fantastic service.”
Judith Karman Bristol Hospice:
“I took care of my husband 24/7 and hospice was a lifesaver for me, as well as my husband. They were always respectful…we were both considered in all of his care. They all cared for my husband like he was a best friend. Of course, my husband was always considerate of all his caregivers. He never let them leave without telling them he appreciated them and thanked them.”
Bristol Hospice ~Oregon:
“I felt that everyone I dealt with was great. They were all very caring individuals and they made my aunt’s last days more comfortable for her. Thank you to everyone on your staff that helped my aunt.”
Bristol Hospice ~Texas:
“The team we worked with was exemplary. Could not have gotten better care and compassion anywhere else. He loved and was blessed for all of them and so were we (the family). This was not our family’s first experience with a hospice care, but, this was by far the best we have ever experienced…we were blessed to have the most excellent care…”
Bristol Hospice ~Pathways:
“I had never dealt with hospice before…I was so pleased with the patient care and concern and kindness shown to the patient and family. Every caretaker was so kind and sweet to my mom, and that meant so very much. Also, with nurse being with us when she passed was great. We certainly appreciated the chaplain and his concern!”
Bristol Hospice ~Northern UT:
“The entire team was awesome from beginning to end. They continue to be of support still after three months…very caring and concerned for the comfort of my mom and, also for us. Together they all made a difficult time a little easier. Thank you!”
Bristol Hospice ~Utah:
“I couldn’t be more pleased with the care my husband received, and with the compassion shown to me. A special thanks to the RN who cared for him and showed such great concern for me…for continuing to check-in with me and being an emotional support. Very comforting time and words from the social worker.”