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Music Therapy Benefits in Hospice Care

A Music Therapy Case Study | Joshua Gilbert, MT-BC Throughout life, song can positively affect us both physically and emotionally. It influences bodily functions that we believe are beyond our control, such as heart rate, blood pressure and release of the body’s natural pain relief chemicals. Music therapy offers significant benefits for patients, caregivers and families. We offer it as part of our hospice services. In a case study conducted (by Joshua Gilbert) on the impact of music therapy over a four-month period, with an older adult in hospice care, results exhibited significant signs of improvement in the following categories:…
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Celebrating Nurses | Leona Barnes

Nurses in Touch is celebrating nurses during the month of May! Meet Leona and learn about her passion for nursing as she explains her “why.” “Why I do what I do. I have been a hospice nurse for nearly 5 years. I knew when I went to nursing school that I was going to be a hospice nurse. In 1999, my dad was diagnosed with cancer, but went into remission. In April of 2003, my mother was diagnosed with cancer, and sadly passed away later that year. Two months later my dad’s cancer came back and he died on June…
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Volunteering with Hospice

Volunteers are an essential part of a hospice team, participating in roles from directly interacting with patients to helping with fundraising efforts. Hospice volunteers often describe their work as purposeful, validating, and meaningful. Hospice volunteers are at the heart of every hospice operation and are valued greatly. How Hospice Volunteers Serve Supporting Patients This is a huge part of what hospice volunteers do. These tasks can include: visiting with patients, reading, taking walks, helping communicate for patients, bringing in therapeutic items, or supervising therapeutic visits. This list is not all-encompassing, and volunteers can do so much more for the patients…
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Our Bereavement Services

Grieving for loved ones who are experiencing a life-limiting illness is natural for families and friends. This process can often begin before death occurs. Nurses in Touch Bereavement Services are available for those who are coping with losing a loved one. Our staff is committed to working closely with families who are working through the grieving process. Our services include: One-on-one support Print materials Supportive phone calls In-home support sessions Our support is available to families for up to 13 months following the loss of a loved one. We also host monthly support group sessions at our Nurses in Touch…
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Nurses in Touch top-performing home health agency in 2018!

  HomeCare Elite has recognized the Nurses In Touch Floresville team as a top-performing home health agency for 2018. HomeCare Elite is a compilation of U.S. Medicaid-certified home health agencies annually reviewed by ABILITY and DecisionHealth Network. The review is conducted using public information evaluating overall performance in quality outcomes, best practices, consistent improvement, and financial health. Recognition is given to the top 25% ranking home health agencies and further to highlight the top 100 and 500 agencies. HomeCare Elite is unique in a way that it is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry.…