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National Volunteer Month

National Volunteer Month Volunteers are an essential part of the hospice care team. The difference they make for our patients and their families is immeasurable. Whether it’s through direct care or administrative work behind the scenes, there are countless ways a hospice volunteer can help. We are beyond grateful for the incredible people who volunteer their time and talents to make a positive difference in our patients’ lives. In honor of National Volunteer Month, we’d like to recognize just a few of them. We asked our volunteers to share what made them decide to be a hospice volunteer and what…
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What Black History Month Means to Me

What Black History Month Means to Me By: Angelique Riley Meet Angelique My name is Angelique Riley, and I have been at Grane Hospice Care, King of Prussia (an Abode Healthcare and BrightSpring Health Services company), for a little over two and a half years. I joined Grane after spending twenty years managing Life Enrichment in Continuing Care Retirement Centers. I found Life Enrichment rewarding, but it was time to hang up that hat and move on to another venture. I chose to work in Hospice Care to share my natural gift of helping people during the most difficult time…
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What Hispanic Heritage Means to Me

What Hispanic Heritage Means to Me As the end of National Hispanic Heritage Month grows near, we are shining a spotlight on Director of Business Development, Nereida. We asked her what Hispanic heritage means to her. Thank you, Nereida, for sharing your story with us! Nereida’s Story Hispanic/Latin/LatinX heritage and culture, to me, means family. I was raised with a large, loving family. Food, music, and family created a sense of warmth, love, and good times. At the center of it all, our matriarch, my Abuela Juana. She moved to the United States from Puerto Rico in the 60’s. She…
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Employee Spotlight: Stephanie, LPN

Employee Spotlight: Stephanie Shepherd, LPN It takes a special person to be a hospice nurse, and we are lucky enough to work with these special people every single day. Today, we want to shine a spotlight on one of the incredible LPNs on our team, Stephanie Shepherd.  Stephanie has been part of the Premier team for three years, and her dedication to her patients and their families is just one of the many reasons we are proud to have her on our team. In her own words Thank you, Stephanie! Thank you, Stephanie, for your commitment to your patients and…
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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 | Melinda Roach

Premier Hospice & Home Health is celebrating nurses during the month of May! Meet Melinda and learn about her passion for nursing as she explains her “why.” “I love being a patient care manager at Premier Hospice & Home Health because we have such an amazing team that makes such a difference in the lives of our patients, families and caregivers.”
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Celebrating Nurses | Dana Lackner

Premier Hospice & Home Health is celebrating nurses during the month of May! Meet Dana and learn about her passion for nursing as she explains her “why.” I love being a hospice nurse because caring for those who are most vulnerable is so rewarding. I find my purpose by helping someone else find their meaning in life. That’s what hospice nursing is all about.  
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Celebrating Nurses | Jennifer Raymond

Premier Hospice & Home Health is celebrating nurses during the month of May! Meet Jennifer and learn about her passion for nursing as she explains her “why.” My Why: There is no greater privilege than being allowed to help a patient and their family through the end of their life on earth. My favorite thing about my job is finding something to smile about at every visit with a patient or family member. They can’t see our smiles right now, but even on the worst day there is always something that can raise their spirits a little more.
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Celebrating Nurses | Stephanie Shepherd

Premier Hospice & Home Health is celebrating nurses during the month of May! Meet Stephanie and learn about her passion for nursing as she explains her “why.” I love being a nurse for many reasons, but mostly because my joy comes from caring for others, and the trust that develops with that relationship. My patients fill my bucket on a daily basis. In return, I help them pass with dignity and comfort. It is a true honor to provide this type of care at such a vulnerable time in someone’s life. I have been a Nurse with Premier Hospice, Fort…