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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…
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Celebrating Nurses | Jonathan Haley

Premier Hospice & Home Health is celebrating nurses during the month of May! Meet Jonathan and learn about his passion for nursing as he explains his “why.” As cliché as it may sound, I’ve always known that I wanted to help people in some way. I became a CAN at a local hospital and had wonderful nurses take me under their wings. This led me into the beautiful profession of nursing. Hospice stood out to me above all other avenues of nursing. This was mostly due to the simplicity of being a part of such a precious time in a…
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Celebrating Nurses | Liz Bentley

Premier Hospice & Home Health is celebrating nurses during the month of May! Meet Liz and learn about her passion for nursing as she explains her “why.” I’ve dreamed of being a nurse since I was a little girl and used to help my grandpa administer his insulin. After six years and four different specialty floors in the hospital, I continued to feel an void that I wanted to fill. I prayed and took a leap into hospice that changed my life forever. The amount of quality and personal time you get to have with the patients and their families…
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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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Premier Hospice & Home Health Receives Award from Healthy Arizona Worksite Program

On May 1st, Premier Hospice & Home Health received a Silver level award from the Healthy Arizona Worksite Program. The Healthy Arizona Worksites Program (HAWP) is a statewide program that provides Arizona employers with training, technical assistance, tools, and resources to design, implement, and evaluate worksite wellness initiatives. HAWP also works to create linkages between Arizona businesses engaging in healthy worksite efforts so they can learn from each other and share experiences. The Silver award level indicates that an employer’s worksite program has the minimum components needed for a comprehensive worksite health program including, senior level management support, an active…
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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. Premier Hospice & Home Health 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 Premier…
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Sandy Parker’s Experience as an Eleventh-Hour Volunteer

One basic value of hospice care is that no one should die alone without support or the presence of loved ones. In addition to caring for the patient, the loved ones of hospice patients deserve and benefit from support as well. Eleventh-hour volunteers are trained to keep vigil and provide that supportive presence to patients and families in the final hours of life. The following is Sandy’s story and her journey as an eleventh-hour volunteer. Why Did Sandy Become an Eleventh-Hour Volunteer? Sandy was already a volunteer with Premier Hospice & Home Health before she became an eleventh-hour volunteer. When…
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Susan Lee’s Experience as an Eleventh-Hour Volunteer

One basic value of hospice care is that no one should die alone without support or the presence of loved ones. In addition to caring for the patient, the loved ones of hospice patients deserve and benefit from support as well. Eleventh-hour volunteers are trained to keep vigil and provide that supportive presence to patients and families in the final hours of life. The following is Susan’s story and her journey as an eleventh-hour volunteer. Why Did Susan Become an Eleventh-Hour Volunteer? Many eleventh-hour volunteers’ journeys begin the same – a loved one passed away and they were unable to…
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Mickey Gulli’s Experience as an Eleventh-Hour Volunteer

One basic value of hospice care is that no one should die alone without support or the presence of loved ones. In addition to caring for the patient, the loved ones of hospice patients deserve and benefit from support as well. Eleventh-hour volunteers are trained to keep vigil and provide that supportive presence to patients and families in the final hours of life. The following is Mickey’s story and her journey as an eleventh-hour volunteer. Why Did Mickey Become an Eleventh-Hour Volunteer? At a young age, Mickey’s father passed away. As the oldest sibling of two younger brothers, she was…