The C.N.A. Difference At Halcyon Hospice by Dan Kohl
Our C.N.A.s are a group of people who collectively make a difference in so many lives every day. Yes they help patients with bathing, eating and dressing but they also hold the hands...
Effective Communications: Our Hospice Employees Have What It Takes by Brian Trapnell
We all know the value of effective communication, whether talking with a friend about a planned adventure, following up with a co-worker to verify something’s been done or talking with a loved...
Is Palliative Care the Same as Hospice Care? by Lisa Glynn
There is often confusion among patients and families about the difference between palliative care and hospice care. This is not surprising. The terms are often used interchangeably even by health care professionals....
Help For The Grieving Hospice Professional by Jeff Brookshire
Ok, so you are a professional. A professional nurse. A professional hospice aide. A professional chaplain. A professional Social Worker. A professional…(you fill in the blank). And as a professional, you’ve undoubtedly...
May is Global Employee Health and Fitness Month by Brian Trapnell
The National Association for Health and Fitness has designated May as Global Employee Health and Fitness Month! Halcyon’s participation in Global Employee Health and Fitness Month began with health insurance open enrollment...
Halcyon Hopsice Nurses Are #1 by Dan Kohl
Next week is Nurse’s Week and I spent some time thinking about what makes our hospice nurse’s so special. Certainly they are well trained, compassionate and very professional. They believe in what...
Hospice Myths Part 2 by Lisa Glynn
Earlier in the month we opened up the discussion with the most common hospice myths that can form barriers to qualified patients receiving care. This week we conclude our 2-part series with...
Help! I’m a Caregiver and I am Burned Out! by Jeff Brookshire
If you are like most, you are probably reading this in private so no one will know what you are reading…especially the one you are caring for. Because if you are like...
Who Will Speak For You? The Importance of Advance Care Planning by Jennifer Brooks
Who will speak for you when you can no longer speak for yourself? More than one out of four older Americans face questions about medical treatment near the end of life but...
Halcyon MythBuster Series: 3 Common Hospice Myths And The Facts That Prove Them Wrong by Lisa Glynn
This month, Halcyon Hospice based in Atlanta, Georgia, decided to tackle and shatter the most popular Hospice Myths. In a two-part series, we will explore the misconceptions about end-of-life care that sometimes...