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But I’m the Expert?

March, 2017 By Billy Mitchell Recently I was part of a great group of people who came together at one of my town’s local libraries to watch the Frontline PBS documentary film “Being Mortal” * by Dr. Atul Gawande. After … Continue reading

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What do Chaplains do?

     What do Chaplains Do? One of the most difficulty issues the elderly have is dealing with all the losses in their lives related to their declining health. First is the loss of home. Many of our seniors, due to … Continue reading

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More than marketing: It’s giving something to look forward to

The beautiful, smiling lady in red in this photo. . . she didn’t really want her picture taken. She was just sitting, waiting to be picked up by a family member to go out. We talked her into taking the … Continue reading

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Nursing Assistants Series: Behind the Scenes Rock Starr

I do have a special patient story that is especially near and dear to my heart. I can’t explain it exactly but it was almost as if she reminded me of myself when I get older. When I was working … Continue reading

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Nursing Assistants Series: The things that stay with you forever

It’s kind of strange that I ended up caring for the elderly when I think about it, since I was actually afraid of older people when I was younger. I would get very anxious around them. But it was my … Continue reading

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Military Children Appreciation Month

In this month of April, the month of the military child, I ask that you remember those who are left to miss their parent, their home, their friends. The sacrifice these children make from a young age is a heavy load … Continue reading

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A Force of Nature

When my father passed away at the age of sixty-three, he and my mother lived in Ardmore, where they had made a happy home. A few years after his death, my mother decided to move to Oklahoma City so she could … Continue reading

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American Pharmacists Month

October is American Pharmacists Month, designated as a reminder that you can and should talk with your pharmacist about your own medications. Since Heavenly Hospice and TrueVine Healthcare work closely with locally-owned Comfort Care Pharmacy, we invited Tina Yoon Joo … Continue reading

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What Really Happens at a Death Café?

  Friday, July 24th, I attended my first Death Café. I have been hearing about them for a while, but have not had the opportunity to attend until now. For me, the idea was very intriguing; Gather a group of … Continue reading

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Reflections on our Remembrance by the River

Things never seem to go as planned. A team of us from the hospice have been planning our annual Remembrance by the River for the last four months. We planned what flowers were to be used for the ceremony, arranged … Continue reading

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