By arhospice on May 4th, 2022
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Join Kyle Jones, minority outreach coordinator for Arkansas Hospice and his guest Linda Bateman from Pine Bluff as she discusses her personal experience with being a volunteer coordinator with Arkansas Hospice, community leader, and her professional views on the disparity of end-of-life healthcare trends for African Americans and the volunteering opportunities for African Americans to make a difference.
Kyle L. Jones is an ordained Baptist minister and currently serves as coordinator for Arkansas Hospice, Inc. where he focuses on multicultural outreach along with issues of diversity and inclusion. He holds degrees from Henderson State University and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, with emphases in Political Science and Higher Education, respectively. Rev. Jones holds several organizational memberships and serves on various boards. He is a proud brother of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Vice President of the Clark County (AR) branch of the NAACP, and for the past three years Rev. Jones has served as the proud Pastor of the Munn’s Chapel Baptist Church in Prescott, AR.
Pastor Jones has been married to his beautiful wife, LaQuita K. Jones (Principal of Wilson Intermediate School in Malvern, AR) for nearly sixteen years. They share three beautiful children.
Linda is the volunteer coordinator for Arkansas Hospice in the Pine Bluff & Monticello areas. She is also the executive director for YouthPartners, a non-profit that’s an affiliate of United Way Southeast Arkansas – where she manages Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library for Jefferson County and the SOS (Students with Opportunities to Soar) program, and has a rich history of community leadership.
Linda graduated from Pine Bluff High School and she’s a proud alumnus of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff – graduating with a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice.
When Linda began working at Arkansas Hospice in 2011, she noticed the disparity among African Americans using hospice care. She learned that people knew very little about hospice care and what it means unless they had personally experienced it. She learned this first-hand when her family was referred to hospice care for her mom. Linda now takes advantage of any opportunity to educate others on hospice by sharing her story, desiring to help others despite the myths.
Linda has one daughter Alindria Carroll-Jordan. Alindria and her husband Orlando are parents to four children: Ava, Landon, Olivia, and Octavius.
Your entire team brought into these tender and delicate moments compassion, kindness, gentleness, thoughtfulness, and quick responsiveness.
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.
The skilled and professional care and attention your team gave our mother made it possible for Mom to be granted her wish to die comfortably at home.
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.