Urinary Tract Infections

By arhospice on September 12th, 2022

Urinary tract infections are the second most common type of infection in the body, accounting for 8.1 million visits to healthcare providers each year. Infection of the urinary bladder, also called cystitis, is what most people think of when they say “UTI.” In healthy adults, a UTI is fairly easy to detect. The person experiences […]

Preventing Bed Sores

By arhospice on September 12th, 2022

Pressure ulcers (also known as pressure sores, bed sores and decubitus ulcers) are serious cause for concern. A pressure ulcer is any injury to the skin caused by unrelieved pressure. Pressure ulcers can range from mildly uncomfortable to extremely painful. Even if a person doesn’t seem to be in a great deal of pain, an […]

Preventing Falls in the Home

By arhospice on September 12th, 2022

Falls are a serious health concern for older adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in every three adults ages 65 and older falls each year. More than 20 million seniors fall each year; and on average, every senior falls every three years. Falls, especially in older adults, can have […]

Performing Safe Transfers

By arhospice on September 12th, 2022

Every day in the United States, thousands of healthcare workers sustain a disabling injury while performing work-related tasks. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 80% of all injuries to professional caregivers are the result of lifting, pulling, pushing, holding, carrying and turning. Undoubtedly, many family caregivers are also injured while caring for loved […]

Pain and the Elderly

By arhospice on September 12th, 2022

As our bodies age, most of us will experience pain of varying degrees. Statistics show that 2 in 3 seniors say that pain keeps them from performing their routine daily activities. Plus, 4 in 5 seniors take medications regularly for chronic pain. Oftentimes, dealing with pain leads patients to need assistance from a caregiver, such […]

Bathing Tips

By arhospice on September 12th, 2022

Bathing requires patience, strength, compassion and skill. Bathing is a time for cleaning, communication, and observing for important bodily changes. Bathing can present high risk for injury, especially when patients have limited mobility. Elderly people often have dry, fragile skin that can be torn or easily injured. So, extra caution is needed to ensure safety […]

Dr. Bell explains Arkansas Hospice & Arkansas Palliative Care services

By arhospice on August 2nd, 2022

Arkansas Hospice Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Bell recently appeared on KTHV Channel 11’s morning program “The Vine” as part of its “Celebrating Seniors” campaign. During the program, Dr. Bell and host Ashley King discussed what Arkansas Hospice and Arkansas Palliative Care are, the importance of advance care plans, and how you can support our […]

A fighting spirit: Reflections of an inspiring 9/11 paramedic

By arhospice on July 12th, 2022

Arkansas Hospice patient Rebecca “Lynn” Luscomb knew long ago that she was meant to help people. That’s why she became a paramedic – and why she went to New York City in the aftermath of 9/11.

Helping minority communities live better through better care

By arhospice on June 13th, 2022

Join us for this informative, interactive online workshop to discuss the challenges encountered by African Americans in the healthcare system and opportunities available for minorities to live better through all stages of life. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22nd 12:00 P.M. Meet Your Panelists Join Kyle Jones, minority outreach coordinator for Arkansas Hospice, and his guest Camille Hart […]

Patriotic quilts bring comfort to veterans at the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home

By arhospice on June 6th, 2022

Honoring veterans has always been a priority at the Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home in Russellville, but, recently, an extra touch has helped bring comfort to the facility’s veteran patients during their final days. As part of the inpatient center’s homelike setting, every patient gets a small quilt or blanket lovingly sewn by volunteers. The […]

Arkansas Hospice presents the first Michael V. Aureli Compass Award to Sharon Aureli

By arhospice on May 17th, 2022

A highlight of Arkansas Hospice’s recent Party at the Plaza event was the presentation of the organization’s first Michael V. Aureli Compass Award to Sharon Aureli for her vital contributions to the nonprofit organization during its 30-year history. The award is named for Sharon’s late husband, Michael Aureli, who was the founder of Arkansas Hospice […]

Exploring the Arkansas Hospice Volunteer Experience & Opportunities

By arhospice on May 4th, 2022

Join us for this informative, interactive online workshop to discuss the challenges encountered by African Americans in the healthcare system and opportunities available for minorities seeking to volunteer with Arkansas Hospice. Meet Your Panelists Join Kyle Jones, minority outreach coordinator for Arkansas Hospice and his guest Linda Bateman from Pine Bluff as she discusses her […]

Kickball, kittens, and a lifetime of service

By arhospice on March 24th, 2022

and in my young heart, I knew that, in order to make change, you have to be the change. The best way I could see doing that was in nursing.”

A look at Black History Month

By Kyle Jones on February 16th, 2022

Using a melody that predates the American Civil War, a song known as “No More Auction Block for Me,” would become an anthem encapsulating the ethos of the modern-day Civil Rights Movement. The melody would find accompanying words at the turn of the century when prolific hymnist, Rev. Charles Tindley wrote a version that included […]

Overcoming Historical Healthcare Hindrance for African Americans

By arhospice on February 11th, 2022

We can change this through communication, education, and raising awareness of what hospice care is, the benefits for patients and their caregivers, and overcoming barriers of access to care. Meet Your Panelists Join Kyle Jones, minority outreach coordinator for Arkansas Hospice and his guest Patricia Griffen, PhD. from Little Rock as she discusses her personal […]

Dee Brazil-Dale: A Legacy of Love

By arhospice on January 18th, 2022

Dee Brazil-Dale has devoted most of her adult life to being a passionate advocate for hospice care. She first felt led to volunteer at a small, non-profit hospice in McCall, Idaho, after the sudden loss of her son, Mark Alvarado, in a vehicle accident when he was only 19 years old. “He was a great […]

Becoming a “Beloved Community”

By Kyle Jones on January 16th, 2022

Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On March 25, 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke at a Chicago press conference in association with the Medical Committee for Human Rights during its annual meeting. His aim was to bring awareness and action to the lack of Civil Rights Act (signed into law […]

Arkansas Hospice celebrates first Season of Giving

By David Edwards on October 28th, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  David Edwards, Director of Communications Phone:  501-748-3303   Email:  dedwards@arkansashospice.org North Little Rock, Ark. – Arkansas Hospice, the state’s largest non-profit provider of hospice services, is launching its first-ever “Season of Giving” from November 1 through December 31 to celebrate, increase awareness, and raise funds to support the growing scope of its mission. The first […]

Impacting the Six Bridges Book Festival

By arhospice on October 27th, 2021

On October 26th, 2021, Dr. Neal Wyatt, Arkansas Hospice’s Associate Medical Director, moderated a session for the Six Bridges Book Festival. Dr. Wyatt spoke with the Rev. Christoph Keller, author of “Getting On Toward Home: And Other Sermons by the River,” which provides insights on grief, faith, and hope in face of death. The session […]

Arkansas Hospice awarded $50,000 grant to reach rural black communities

By David Edwards on September 27th, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  David Edwards, Director of Communications Phone:  501-748-3303   Email:  dedwards@arkansashospice.org North Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Hospice Foundation has received a $50,000 grant from the Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation to educate African American communities in rural Arkansas about the benefits of hospice and palliative care. Part of the Hillman Serious Illness and End […]

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