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Nov 2020

Social Workers and Advanced Directives

Social workers have a large and diverse role in hospice. Often people think of social workers when there is a negative situation or someone would need help applying for Medicaid. Social workers do very meaningful work in hospice. It looks different from patient to patient and day-to-day. One of the very important things our team...

Hospice Levels of Care

One of the biggest misconceptions about hospice is that it is a place. Hospice is a type of care that can happen where ever the patient calls home. This includes houses, apartments, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, hotels, and more. While there is a level of care called general inpatient that happens in a...

Hospice Myths – CPR

Myth You must have a DNR to sign onto Hospice FACT You do not need to be “DNR” to sign on to hospice care. While it is not required, those at Namaste feel like it is incredibly important to share information about CPR so that you can make the decision that is best for you...

The History of Hospice and Namaste Hospice

There are many misconceptions about hospice. It is often misunderstood and this results in hospice services being underutilized. The word “hospice” was derived from the Latin word hospes, which means both “guest” and “host.” Dating back to the 11th century, the concept of hospice referred to a place of hospitality for not only travelers and…

Mar 2020

Annie Zarlengo : Social Worker Appreciation

I am a 4th Generation Denver Native, receiving my undergraduate degree in Aerospace Science! I went back to MSU Denver (Go Roadrunners!) to obtain my MSW so that I could work in hospice, I love traveling, and always love coming home to my Home Colorado. I am passionate about hospice and love fostering relationships with…

Katie Sue Van Valkenburg : Social Work Appreciation

My journey to social work has been inspired by a number of life events, but the most important reason is to honor my grandpa Max Van Valkenburg. Known in the workplace as a force to be reckoned with, as a grandpa he revealed a different side of love and patience. He consistently encouraged his three…

Sherry Duran : Social Worker Appreciation

Sometimes I think I’m a social worker because my aunt taught me from childhood that everyone can make a difference. Other times I think it’s because my born pessimist father told me I couldn’t do anything to make the world a better place and I took that as a dare! In the end, it comes…

Amanda Dodson : Social Worker Appreciation

Social work for me was an obvious path due to my love for people and relationships. Along the way, I fell in love with medical social work and specifically, end of life conversations with patients and their families. I eventually transitioned to hospice social work once I experienced the beautiful vulnerability and innate strength of…

COVID-19

Dear Healthcare Providers and Community Partners, We at Namaste Home Health and Hospice want to update you on our COVID-19 practices so that you have peace of mind as you continue to collaborate with us to provide life changing care. We know you share our concerns about this issue and want to assure you that…


Namaste Home Health + Hospice Brochure
Continuum of Care
Palliative vs Hospice
Notice of Rights