Helping pastors support congregation members facing life-limiting illness

By arhospice on July 20th, 2023

Church leaders have high demands on their time, especially when it comes to always being available to support their congregation during times of need. During these trying times, Arkansas Hospice is available to support pastors and their congregation members who are facing life-limiting illnesses. By enrolling in hospice care sooner rather than later, patients and […]

The Hospice Volunteer

By arhospice on July 14th, 2023

By Bruce HolstedGuest Contributor For the most part, hospice care is delivered and administrated by those wonderful folks we call hospice workers. They include the nurses, nursing assistants, social workers, doctors, administrators and chaplains. They are trained professionals, and their charge is the complete care of the departing. Were it not for these kind and good souls, hospice care […]

Cylie Strong

By arhospice on June 20th, 2023

On a stormy June afternoon Arkansas Hospice Vice President & Chief Philanthropy Officer Kimberlee Kirkman and the Arkansas Hospice communications team joined the Hot Springs Area Office clinical team for a special visit with a special patient. At first glance, Cylie appears like any other girl her age. She loves basketball, summer camp, her friends […]

Hospice Care and Your Congregation

By arhospice on June 14th, 2023

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New Berryville area office

By arhospice on June 5th, 2023

On the morning of May 24th, 2023, The Berryville Chamber of Commerce plus area clinicians and other supporters gathered in front of the new Berryville Area Office. A heartfelt celebration was held (complete with refreshments, of course) as Anita Deal, Arkansas Hospice Vice President & Chief Clinical Officer, had the honor of cutting the ribbon. […]

A touch of life in El Dorado

By arhospice on June 5th, 2023

The newest addition to our family of care, LifeTouch Hospice, has a tradition of providing the opportunity for area families to honor their loved ones with a memorial brick along the Union County Courthouse square. And the tradition continues. On May 25th, loving friends and families gathered on the courthouse steps for a memorial service […]

Arkansas Hospice presents the Michael V. Aureli Compass Award to Dee Brazil-Dale

By arhospice on May 1st, 2023

2nd annual award honors nonprofit’s co-founder NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A highlight of Arkansas Hospice’s recent Party at the Plaza event was the presentation of the organization’s second annual Michael V. Aureli Compass Award to Arkansas Hospice Co-Founder Dee Brazil-Dale for her vital contributions to the nonprofit organization and the Arkansas Hospice Foundation. The […]

Arkansas Hospice volunteer shares her story on national radio program.

By arhospice on March 1st, 2023

Thanks to Carol Garrett for sharing how Arkansas Hospice benefited her family while caring for her husband, Tom, on this insightful radio program. “As soon as we made that connection to Arkansas Hospice, they immediately came out, they assessed our needs, and they met our needs,” said Carol, who is now an Arkansas Hospice volunteer. […]

A look back at Dr. King’s dream, 60 years later

By arhospice on January 13th, 2023

Arkansas Hospice. continues to honor Dr. King’s legacy, as we seek to make a difference in this area. With help from the Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation, the Arkansas Hospice Foundation, and various partners throughout the state, we’ve been able to share hospice care information with many culturally diverse communities in rural Arkansas. We’ve conducted workshops in eight geographically diverse areas, surveying 115 unique participants. We are proud of the efforts we’re making, but there’s yet greater work to do. Help us to turn the tide together! Give us the opportunely to engage in equity, then we can be true bearers of “The Dream.”

Managing grief during the “merry” season

By arhospice on November 30th, 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. This presentation originally streamed 12.7.22, but you can still view and send your questions and comments through the link below. Meet Your […]

A Veterans Day Reflection

By arhospice on November 28th, 2022

On a peculiarly normal day, so normal that I can’t remember anything else about it, I sat with my grandfather in his den. As we watched an indiscriminate television program, the announcer’s voice boldly declared, “Leaders aren’t made, they’re born!” My grandfather, who I suspected was napping as he often would while watching television, rose […]

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

If you are a caregiver for a loved one who is frequently in bed or susceptible to bed sores, here is a short guide to preventing bed sores. Read below to learn how they develop, where they are commonly found, and tips for preventing them. Pressure ulcers (also known as pressure sores, bed sores and […]

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 for Caregivers

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 […]

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