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 [...]

10 Facts About Parkinson’s Disease

By |2018-08-17T13:32:02-05:00August 17th, 2018|News|

1) The cause is unknown and there is no cure.  What causes Parkinson’s remains largely unknown.  Although there is no cure, treatment options vary and can include medications and surgery. 2) People with Parkinson’s can have a good quality of life. There is no one-size-fits-all treatment approach when it comes to Parkinson’s. Medication, surgical therapy [...]

Best Hospice in Denton County Finalist

By |2018-08-02T11:25:14-05:00August 2nd, 2018|News|

For the third year in a row, we are a proud finalist in the Best of Denton County contest. It is an honor to be recognized for the excellent, compassionate care we give to our patients and families. If you have experienced our care firsthand, will you please take a moment to vote for Ardent [...]

Why Positive Thinking is Beneficial

By |2018-05-02T10:29:23-05:00May 2nd, 2018|News|

When I think of my friends who have the most positive outlook on life the following quote comes to mind: "The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything." -Unknown. The happiest of people aren't the ones who collect the most toys, have the most friends, or who [...]

Can I Keep My Own Doctor?

By |2018-02-28T14:50:10-06:00February 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 |2018-01-31T15:31:11-06:00January 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 |2018-01-23T11:49:57-06:00January 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 [...]