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  • Hospice ·

One Word: Hospice

One word… One word that’s the most solidifying word you will ever hear. A word that can often be misinterpreted. One word… Hospice. This means you are dying. Maybe not dying today, tomorrow or the next day – but it is a word not many want to hear. As a hospice liaison, helping people understand to not be afraid is part of what makes my job so rewarding. Watching potential patients and their family member begin to ease as I explain the role of hospice is an incredible feeling. As a hospice liaison, I help ease all your previous notions about what…
  • COVID-19 ·

Our COVID-19 Response: A Letter from Our CEO Mike McMaude

To the Abode Healthcare Community, I hope this note finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy. The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting each of us in different ways. As we navigate the current situation together, I want to provide an update on the steps we have taken to be there for our community, our employees, and our patients. All of us at Abode Healthcare are focused on providing the highest quality of care to our patients. I provided an update at the end of March outlining the changes we implemented to prioritize safe patient care in this new environment.…
  • Employee Experiences ·

Celebrating Nurses | Mattie May

Oasis Healthcare is celebrating nurses during the month of May! Meet Mattie and learn about her passion for hospice nursing. Mattie May has spent much of her nursing career as a hospice nurse, and truly has a heart and a passion for her work after 27 years in the field. In honor of Nurses Week, Mattie reflects on why working as a hospice nurse is a ministry to her. Hospice nursing has given Mattie the opportunity to help, guide, and teach patients and their families through one of the most difficult times of their lives. She said a successful hospice…
  • Employee Experiences ·

Celebrating Nurses | Candace Guthrie

Oasis Healthcare is celebrating nurses during the month of May! Meet Candace and learn about her passion for nursing as she explains her “why.” “I have been a nurse for 4 years, and in the healthcare field for a total of 12 years. I chose nursing so I could be an advocate for patients when they are at their sickest, and we as nurses can be their voice. Growing up with my mother as a nurse and my dad’s parents in and out of hospitals, I developed my passion for nursing. I chose hospice because I knew it was very…
  • Employee Experiences ·

Celebrating Nurses | Angela Bryant

Oasis Healthcare is celebrating nurses during the Month of May! Meet Angela and learn about her passion for hospice nursing. Angela Bryant decided to work in the medical field after several personal experiences of helping sick family members. Those experiences, coupled with her time spent serving as a 911 dispatcher, placed a calling on Angela to do more to help others, and she began a career in nursing. Now, twelve and a half years later, Angela serves as a hospice nurse and an RN Case Manager on the Oasis Healthcare team. But she didn’t start out in hospice. “Prior to…
  • Employee Experiences ·

Celebrating Nurses | Jeanine Shaw

Oasis Healthcare is celebrating nurses during the month of May! Meet Jeanine and learn about her passion for nursing as she explains her “why.” “Why did I choose nursing? I believe that nursing chose me. I became an EMT and it was satisfying, but something was still missing. My sister became a nurse and urged me to do the same. So, with my sister’s encouragement, I went to nursing school. During my clinicals in nursing school, I realized helping others in their time of need and sorrow was my calling. During my career as a staff nurse, I had the…
  • Employee Experiences ·

Celebrating Nurses | Katie Dominguez

Oasis Healthcare is celebrating nurses during the month of May! Meet Katie and learn about her passion for nursing as she explains her “why.” “I remember when I was a little girl, I dreamed of being someone who could help other people. People who are hurting, people who are sick, or just people who need someone to listen to them and care. I did not get to nursing school until I was in my mid 30’s. The excitement I had when I was accepted into nursing school was overwhelming. You see, I never thought that at my age I could live…
  • Wellness ·

Happy Nurses Day!

Today, we recognize our nurses for their hard work, support, and compassion. Because of you, we live in a happier, healthier world. Happy Nurses Day! Your hard work and dedication does not go unnoticed. Now, more than ever, we appreciate you!
  • Hospice ·

COVID-19 & Hospice

Pandemic Relief via legislation, CMS waivers, and enforcement discretion Telehealth Waived requirement to use volunteers Waive non-core services (physical, occupational, and speech pathology) *hospice only Waive on-site visits for hospice aide supervision Telehealth and Telephonic Visits CMS permits hospices to provide telehealth to a Medicare patient receiving routine home care during the emergency period, if it is feasible and appropriate to do so. Face-to-face encounters for purposed of patient recertification for the Medicare hospice benefit can now be conducted via telehealth (must be 2-way audio-visual) Must be physician-ordered and on the plan of care In an effort to protect patients,…
  • Wellness ·

Our “Why” During COVID-19

Times of uncertainty often bring about reflection on our individual mission and purpose – our “why” in life.  We all have a different “why” that has been formed through our passions and life experiences.  Maybe your mission and purpose in life is teaching and mentoring the youth in your community, or maybe it is working in law enforcement to keep your community safe.  Across the company, we are fortunate to have some of the healthcare industry’s most talented professionals whose “why” also aligns with our mission to provide first-class care to our patients and their families. While we all adjust…