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Social Workers and Advanced Directives

[vc_row][vc_column][sm_column_text]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

[vc_row][vc_column][sm_column_text] 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 […]

Hospice Myths – CPR

[vc_section][vc_row equal_height=”yes”][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1604421839267{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”][sm_callout heading=”Myth” uppercase=”yes” bg_color=”sm-orange” sub_heading=”You must have a DNR to sign onto Hospice”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][sm_callout heading=”FACT” uppercase=”yes” sub_heading=”You do not need to be “DNR” to sign on to hospice care.”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][sm_column_text] While it is not required, those at Namaste feel like it is incredibly important to share information about CPR so that […]

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 […]

Spiritual Care Week

This week is spiritual Care Week/Pastoral Care Week. The first pastoral Care week was held in October 1985. The goals of this amazing observance week are : celebrate the education for and practice of spiritual care through professional chaplaincy and pastoral counseling. To interpret and promote pastoral care. To honor and celebrate all practitioners of […]

Tips to Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic

You should be trying to following theses practices as much as possible help, not only yourself, but society as a whole get through the COVID-19 Pandemic : Practice social distancing  Wash your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds  Stay home if feeling sick  Avoid family members and friends who are sick  Avoid touching your  […]

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 […]

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