Author Archives: Hospice of North Alabama

Common Hospice Diagnoses

Hospice of North Alabama is here for you – 24/7/365. Choosing Hospice is often a difficult decision. We help lead this conversation and can ease the anxiety of the transition from cure to comfort for patients who are appropriate for hospice care. If two or more of these potential indicators are present, hospice should be […]

One Word: Hospice

One word… One word that’s the most solidifying word you will ever hear. A word that can often be misinterpreted. One word… Hospice. This means you are dying. Maybe not dying today, tomorrow or the next day – but it is a word not many want to hear. As a hospice liaison, helping people understand to not […]

Celebrating Nurses | Destin Ellison

Hospice of North Alabama is celebrating nurses during the month of May! Meet Destin and learn about her passion for nursing as she explains her “why.” I believe I was called at a young age to become a hospice nurse. At 17, I lost my pawpaw to cancer. The hospice nurse was there through it […]

Celebrating Nurses | Christy York

Hospice of North Alabama is celebrating nurses during the month of May! Meet Christy and learn about her passion for nursing as she explains her “why.” “I chose to be a nurse because I wanted to make a difference in this world. I always knew I wanted to help people as a little girl, and […]

Celebrating Nurses | Adam Heard

Hospice of North Alabama is celebrating nurses during the month of May! Meet Adam and learn about his passion for nursing as he explains his “why.” “I became a nurse somewhat late in life, not going to nursing school until I was 34 years old. Prior to that, I grew up in a family of […]

Celebrating Nurses | Julie Doss

In her 8th year as an RN, Julie Doss of Hospice of North Alabama reflects on her journey towards becoming a nurse and all those who have influenced her along the way. In honor of National Nurses Week, we want to share Julie’s passion for hospice nursing and how her career choice has impacted her […]

Happy Nurses Day!

Today, we recognize our nurses for their hard work, support, and compassion. Because of you, we live in a happier, healthier world. Happy Nurses Day! Your hard work and dedication does not go unnoticed. Now, more than ever, we appreciate you!

COVID-19 & Hospice

Pandemic Relief via legislation, CMS waivers, and enforcement discretion Telehealth Waived requirement to use volunteers Waive non-core services (physical, occupational, and speech pathology) *hospice only Waive on-site visits for hospice aide supervision Telehealth and Telephonic Visits CMS permits hospices to provide telehealth to a Medicare patient receiving routine home care during the emergency period, if […]

Our “Why” During COVID-19

Times of uncertainty often bring about reflection on our individual mission and purpose – our “why” in life.  We all have a different “why” that has been formed through our passions and life experiences.  Maybe your mission and purpose in life is teaching and mentoring the youth in your community, or maybe it is working […]