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You’ve Earned Your Medicare Benefit and It Includes Hospice

Medicare is a federal insurance program that caters to people over the age of 65, helping them cover a vast array of medical services. The program’s hospital insurance component, Medicare Part A, not only covers inpatient hospital stays, but also skilled nursing and nursing home care, home health services, and hospice care. “The beautiful thing …

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The Difference Between Nonprofit and For-Profit Hospice

Like many other fields, the American hospice care landscape is comprised of both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. While both categories of providers specialize in end-of-life care, the two differ in terms of their financial structures and goals. According to John Mezo, executive director at Faith Presbyterian Hospice, the main difference between for-profit and nonprofit hospice …

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Why Do Patients Leave Hospice Care?

According to Dr. Alexander Peralta, chief medical director at Faith Presbyterian Hospice and the T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center, two of the most common reasons hospice patients are discharged are: Disease stabilization or remission Pursuit of holistic and integrated therapies Disease Stabilization or Remission In some instances, patients with a terminal diagnosis …

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The Hospice Experience

A Holistic Approach to Care Hospice care is designed to ensure that a patient experiences a peaceful, dignified, pain-free journey in a setting of their choice during their final months or weeks of life. This is achieved by addressing the four major domains of suffering for those with terminal, acute or chronic diseases, namely: Physical …

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Dr. Peralta Joins Faith Presbyterian Hospice and the T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center

Dr. Alexander Peralta joins Faith Presbyterian Hospice and the T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center as chief medical director.  Dr. Peralta is a diplomat for the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and is Hospice Medical Director Certified. He has a wide range of recognitions, honors and activities, including serving on Parkland’s Health …

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Faith Presbyterian Hospice’s Child and Family Bereavement Center – 2017 Crystal Charity Ball Beneficiary

We are pleased to announce that through the fundraising efforts of the Presbyterian Communities and Services Foundation, Faith Presbyterian Hospice’s Child and Family Bereavement Center is a 2017 grant recipient from Dallas’ Crystal Charity Ball. The Child and Family Bereavement Center provides programs such as Camp Faith and Faith Kids.  Camp Faith is a one day camp …

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The Pickens Center Receives an Additional $2.8 Million

The Presbyterian Communities and Services Foundation has raised additional funding for the T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center.  Four Dallas families have generously given gifts totaling $2.8 million. The Pickens Center is scheduled to open this spring and will be the first stand-alone hospice in the Dallas Metroplex. You can read about the donations, why …

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Jannetta Lingle Announced as Director of Clinical Services for the T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center

Jannetta Lingle brings a history of hospice experience with increasing levels of responsibility and success. For the previous 11 years, she held several positions with Providence Healthcare Network, last serving as director of Providence Hospice in Whitney, Texas, for four years and additional director responsibility for the last year at a second location in Mexia, …

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