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 [...]

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 [...]