Ardent Hospice

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About Ardent Hospice

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.

Can I Keep My Own Doctor?

By | 2018-02-28T14:50:10+00:00 February 28th, 2018|News|

Yes.  Hospice patients have the same patient rights as any other patient, one of which is to choose his or her attending physician.  If the patient chooses to keep his own doctor, the hospice team will work with that physician, consulting about changes to the plan of care and reporting any changes in condition.  Otherwise, [...]

What’s the Difference Between Home Health Care and Hospice?

By | 2018-01-31T15:31:11+00:00 January 30th, 2018|News|

When you have an aging or ill family member sometimes you need help caring for them but you don't know what type of care they need. Two types of care often considered are home health care and hospice care. But what is the difference? Home health care helps you to get better from an illness [...]

The Benefits of a Support Group

By | 2018-01-23T11:49:57+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|News|

Support groups are a great way to meet and interact with others going through a similar situation. Some support groups are led by professionals such as social workers, therapists and psychologist, others are led by peers. Either way, the goal of the leader is to facilitate a comfortable setting where all members feel safe to [...]

You’re Invited: Debunking the Myths about Grief

By | 2018-01-11T14:54:21+00:00 January 11th, 2018|News|

Please join us for an educational talk, at which Brenda Berry, LPC, will help to dispel some common misconceptions about grief. Additional education and support will be offered in the weeks that follow.  Brenda will be on hand to facilitate the group every Monday at 11:30, from January 22 through February 26, 2018. To reserve [...]

When Your Appetite Wanes Just Before Thanksgiving

By | 2017-11-21T14:24:31+00:00 November 21st, 2017|News|

Lack of appetite is a common complaint during a serious illness and it can be distressing to both the person who is ill and the family that surrounds him or her. After all, our family celebrations and holidays are closely intertwined with eating. We often hear, “If only he would eat, he’d get better.” But [...]

Hospice vs. Palliative Care?

By | 2017-10-18T14:09:05+00:00 October 18th, 2017|News|

Did you know that all hospice agencies provide palliative care? That is, the focus is on comfort, not cure. The key goals of palliative care are: To enhance the quality of life of patient AND family To provide pain relief and symptom management To use a team approach, integrating the clinical, psychosocial, and spiritual aspects [...]

#2 Most Common Hospice Diagnosis: Alzheimer’s

By | 2017-09-19T12:02:33+00:00 September 19th, 2017|News|

Coming Soon - 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer's For the past few years, Ardent's Army has walked to raise awareness of Alzheimer's Disease and the challenges to those who are living with it.  We look forward to this year's walk, in a little over a week. In hospice, we have substantial first-hand experience with those [...]