|Posted by Joe B. Nester on April 9, 2016 at 10:50 PM||comments (336)|
I was standing on a high bluff in Weehawken New jersey looking across the Hudson at the most spectacular view of the New York skyline I had ever seen. The sun was about to set and the soft golden light presented the scene in what seemed more like a painting than the reality of the moment. Ferry boats in both directions navigated the wide waterway of the Hudson in route to piers along each shoreline.
I tried to imagine the number of people that were packed into the building...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Joe B. Nester on January 31, 2016 at 12:05 AM||comments (4)|
There is a direct correlation between therapy, length of stay, an...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Joe B. Nester on January 19, 2016 at 8:40 PM||comments (205)|
A person with vision, a forward thinker, someone with fierce leadership ability and a strong advocate for hospice, these are just a few of the criteria taken into consideration when choosing the recipient for the Tamra West Leadership Award.
Mrs. West, the awards namesake ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Joe B. Nester on January 8, 2016 at 5:20 PM||comments (34)|
There is a powerful concept within senior healthcare which has potential to transform the industry in South Carolina and possibly become a model for the nation. The concept is not new, complicated or difficult but will require leadership and cooperation between providers of senior care se...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Joe B. Nester on December 23, 2015 at 3:15 PM||comments (66)|
Theresa Younis, Chief Operating Officer for Agapé Hospice has a vision and goal to transform end-of life care in South Carolina. Younis understands investing in medical staff as both clinicians and leaders is paramount to this end. Younis stated, "Having and maintaining one of the best educated clinician staffs...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Joe B. Nester on December 20, 2015 at 12:35 AM||comments (79)|
The South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control, the regulatory body that licenses hospices in South Carolina, recently awarded Agape Hospice a Deficiency Free Survey.
The survey involves a rigorous review of every aspect of hospice patient care including charts, proper procedures and processes, staffing and...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Joe B. Nester on December 11, 2015 at 9:00 AM||comments (110)|
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said "It is one of the beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself." I believe this describes a hospice volunteer’s experience when spending precious time with a patient. The volunteer’s gift of time may seem like a small thing o...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Joe B. Nester on November 12, 2015 at 9:25 AM||comments (62)|
Recently medical professionals within Agapé Hospice had an opportunity to attend specialized training focusing on their role in the end-of life journey. Kashyap Patel, MD, a nationally renowned oncologist and President of the South Carolina Oncology Society along with Jeff B...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Joe B. Nester on October 15, 2015 at 4:00 PM||comments (35)|
There are probably not many things in life as difficult as caring for someone with Alzheimer's. In the case of a husband or a wife caring for a spouse the difficulty is magnified by the additional grief of loss as their partner effectively slips through time into a past life that m...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Joe B. Nester on October 12, 2015 at 9:25 AM||comments (31)|
Agapé Hospice is proud to welcome Jolene Brackey, author of "Creating Moments of Joy" back to South Carolina for two half day workshops on October, 14th and 15th at the Agapé Senior Conference Center on Main Street.
Jolene, who truly has a gift for creating moments of joy for dementia patients teaches caregivers t...Read Full Post »