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Ardent Hospice is a community-based hospice dedicated to both patient and family. We care for patients and their families by providing services wherever an individual resides in the DFW Metroplex.

How Healthcare Workers Properly Wear an N95 Mask

By |2020-04-06T11:12:21-05:00April 6th, 2020|News|

In a recent interview with WABE in Atlanta, Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the CDC, discussed the importance of face mask use in slowing down the ongoing pandemic (Goodnough & Sheikh, 2020). New data about COVID-19 displayed increasingly high rates of transmission from individuals that showed no symptoms. Those that were infected, in some cases, [...]

Writing an Obituary to Celebrate a Life

By |2020-03-26T14:51:55-05:00March 26th, 2020|News|

We know this is already a difficult time as the world grapples with the effects of the coronavirus, and when your loved one passes away, it can be painful to know you may not get to celebrate their life with a funeral or memorial service. One way to celebrate their life is to write an [...]

The Psychological Effects of Social Distancing

By |2020-03-19T09:11:18-05:00March 19th, 2020|News|

To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, public health officials are advising citizens to take part in the practice of social distancing. As a result of the outbreak, religious meetings, sports events, and mass gatherings have been canceled as precautionary measures. The discipline of social distancing is the avoidance of group gatherings and close contact [...]

Who Will Speak for You When You Cannot

By |2020-02-20T11:01:58-06:00February 20th, 2020|News|

It is never too early to make some decisions for when your health is critical or you are at the end of life. Planning is important for all people regardless of age or health condition.  Planning involves writing an “advance directive,” a general term that describes your instructions about your future medical care. A Medical [...]

Hospice vs. Palliative Care?

By |2020-02-04T11:44:44-06:00February 4th, 2020|News|

Were you aware that all hospice agencies provide palliative care? According to the World Health Organization, palliative care is “an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and [...]

To Flush or Not to Flush? Disposing of Unused Drugs

By |2020-01-21T14:24:41-06:00January 21st, 2020|News|

Did you know that one of the recommended ways to dispose of some opioids is to flush the unused medicine down the toilet? More than 100 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, and millions are addicted to opioids. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched Remove the Risk, an education and outreach [...]

Coming Soon: Six-Week Grief Support Program

By |2019-06-07T10:30:30-05:00June 7th, 2019|News|

We are starting a six-week support group, facilitated by Melissa Sullivan, LBSW.  Please join us to learn, listen, and share in a safe and supportive environment. When: Tuesdays, 10:30 to noon, beginning 6/18/19 Fee:  None Materials:  We will be using the book, Understanding Your Grief by Alan Wolfelt.  Used copies of the book will be [...]

The Effects of Grief on Your Body

By |2019-04-30T12:07:27-05:00April 30th, 2019|News|

Walking the path of death with a loved one and going through the grieving process is not just an emotional experience. Grief affects the entire body. Below are ways our body reacts to grief and stress. Heart – traumatic experiences/stresses can lead to an excess of adrenaline and cortisol being released. This can cause Takotsubo’s [...]