By David Edwards on November 2nd, 2021
What: Thursday, Nov. 4th marks 10 years since the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home served its first patient. To commemorate this milestone, a virtual celebration titled “A Decade of Patient Care” will be presented online to show how the eight-bed inpatient facility has impacted the community.
Who: The presentation will include interviews with individuals who have first-hand knowledge about the difference made by the River Valley Home, including Debbie Williams, the daughter of an Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home patient; Jim Bob Humphrey, chair of the capital campaign committee that raised funds to build the home; Mary Ann Rollans, a longtime Russellville resident and member of the Arkansas Hospice Foundation Board; and Traci Stokes; inpatient center manager, and many others.
Why: While most of Arkansas Hospice’s patients receive care in their own homes or other places of residence, there may be times when patients have symptoms that are too difficult to control in their home settings. When these times occur, the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home provides around-the-clock care for residents of the River Valley, plus patients from Northwest Arkansas and other areas. When ground was broken in 2009, the home was to be the only free-standing inpatient hospice facility within a 75-mile radius of Russellville. Since its 2011 opening, the center has cared for more than 1,940 patients. For the safety of patients and staff, the 10th anniversary is being commemorated with a virtual event.
Who is invited to watch: Members of the community, local media, Arkansas Hospice patients and families, as well as Arkansas Hospice friends, donors and supporters.
When: Thursday, Nov. 4th, 2:00 P.M.
I have nothing but the best things to say about Arkansas Hospice. They were so good to my Dad before he passed away. The love and care, compassion they showed to my dad was priceless. The nurses and CNA’s that took care of my Dad are the best and always be the best.
We are just starting our dad’s final journey and Arkansas Hospice has been a blessing. They’ve taught us so much already and provide as much support and comfort to the family as they do my dad. I’m grateful they’ll be walking this final path with us.
I love Arkansas Hospice. Every single employee has a heart of gold and takes the best care of their patients.
I would not hesitate at all to recommend this provider for anyone who is considering hospice care for themselves or for a loved one.
Arkansas Hospice took care of my Mom before she passed. It was my first experience with any hospice and I was amazed. They took such great care of her. They treated her with dignity and respect until the end.
So many thanks for the way your staff treated my very dear friend, Jeff, as he raced toward the finish line. Words can’t express my gratitude for helping us to care for him and keep him comfortable. Top-notch professionalism and immediate responses to requests for assistance.