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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.

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 [...]

How to Compare Hospice Agencies?

By |2019-02-05T10:37:26-06:00February 5th, 2019|News|

Recently, the federal government added an online tool to help patients and their families decide which hospice provider best meets their needs.  The data on the website comes directly from satisfaction surveys completed by families the hospice has served.  Considering that Texas has 500 hospice agencies, it can be hard to figure out how to [...]

5 Books: Helping Children Understand Death

By |2018-11-20T14:09:12-06:00November 20th, 2018|News|

The following books help explain life and death in a simple way: Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children by Bryan Mellonie & Robert Ingpen “Lifetimes is a moving book for children of all ages, even parents too. It lets us explain life and death in a sensitive, caring, beautiful way. Lifetimes tells [...]

Upcoming Events: Share the Story

By |2018-11-08T12:11:22-06:00November 8th, 2018|News|

Losing a loved one is significant.  Maybe you’ve been bogged down with the busy-ness following your loss.  Please take some time to come and share your stories and your plans for the holidays. We hope that one of these dates and locations will be convenient for you. Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at [...]

7 Tips: Coping with the Holidays

By |2018-11-06T14:35:05-06:00November 6th, 2018|News|

  Anticipation for the holidays is many times worse than the actual holiday. Think through what is important about the upcoming holidays and do what means the most for you. Don’t feel a need to do it all. Acknowledge and accept that there will be sadness. What you do this year, the first year without [...]

2019 Open Enrollment

By |2018-10-29T10:32:13-05:00October 29th, 2018|News|

It’s that special time of year again… no, not the holidays. It’s time for insurance open enrollment! If you purchase your health insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s Marketplace on, it’s important to know that you only have 45 days to enroll: November 1st, 2018 to December 15th, 2018. Who can use the Marketplace [...]

Preparing and Paying for Long-term Care

By |2018-09-25T10:20:14-05:00September 18th, 2018|News|

Learning that you or someone you love may be in need of long-term care often evokes feelings of sadness, grief, and anxiety. That being said, planning, preparation, and saving can make this transition much easier for yourself and your loved one. Here are some of the best practices for anticipating, planning, and paying for long-term [...]