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Music Therapy Benefits in Hospice Care

A Music Therapy Case Study | Joshua Gilbert, MT-BC Throughout life, song can positively affect us both physically and emotionally. It influences bodily functions that we believe are beyond our control, such as heart rate, blood pressure and release of the body’s natural pain relief chemicals. Music therapy offers significant benefits for patients, caregivers and families. We offer it as part of our hospice services. In a case study conducted (by Joshua Gilbert) on the impact of music therapy over a four-month period, with an older adult in hospice care, results exhibited significant signs of improvement in the following categories:…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Volunteering with Hospice

Volunteers are an essential part of a hospice team, participating in roles from directly interacting with patients to helping with fundraising efforts. Hospice volunteers often describe their work as purposeful, validating, and meaningful. Hospice volunteers are at the heart of every hospice operation and are valued greatly. How Hospice Volunteers Serve Supporting Patients This is a huge part of what hospice volunteers do. These tasks can include: visiting with patients, reading, taking walks, helping communicate for patients, bringing in therapeutic items, or supervising therapeutic visits. This list is not all-encompassing, and volunteers can do so much more for the patients…
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Our Bereavement Services

Grieving for loved ones who are experiencing a life-limiting illness is natural for families and friends. This process can often begin before death occurs. Oasis Healthcare Bereavement Services are available for those who are coping with losing a loved one. Our staff is committed to working closely with families who are working through the grieving process. Our services include: One-on-one support Print materials Supportive phone calls In-home support sessions Our support is available to families for up to 13 months following the loss of a loved one. We also host monthly support group sessions at our Oasis Healthcare locations. Support…
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Join the Oasis Hospice Team as a Hospice Volunteer!

Serving as a hospice volunteer can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Many feel led to volunteer after a personal experience with hospice for a loved one, although a personal experience is not required. Whether you are looking to provide direct care or indirect care for our patients at Oasis Hospice, your time as a volunteer can increase the quality of our patients’ and families’ lives while providing support to the hospice team. Direct Care Volunteers have an opportunity to provide emotional, social, and spiritual support to patients and their families. This type of volunteer can also provide social interaction and…
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SHPBest Premier Performer Awarded to Oasis!

Recently Hearts for Oasis Healthcare has received the Premier Performer SHPBest 2018 award for hospice caregiver satisfaction! Oasis’s dedication, compassion, and commitment to providing quality care in 2018 has led the team to be graciously given this award to wear a badge of honor. Huge congratulations to the Oasis Healthcare team for all their hard work, it certainly hasn’t gone unnoticed! But to simply put it, the SHPBest Program continuously and annually recognizes and scores the quality of care given to families and patients from hospice providers enrolled in the program. It’s 2019 and in the data-driven world of healthcare,…