Hearthstone Senior Services was founded in 1993, and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Their mission is to provide quality and affordable assisted living care and services that offer value and exceed the expectations of our residents and their families. That is exactly what Rhonda Bitner, Executive Director of Hearthstone at Irving, and her team strive to do every day. Though Rhonda didn’t start her career in senior services, she tells us that it has been a blessing to her for the past ten years, and she can’t see doing anything else. Liz Johnson is Hearthstone at Irving’s Resident Care Director. She is in charge of all aspects of care for Hearthstone’s residents. And while she downplays her role, Rhonda confides that Liz does yeoman’s work, and is an absolutely essential part of the team! One of Hearthstone’s differentiators is their food. Chef Mike Gantz is the responsible for truly making food something extraordinary at Hearthstone. From the fresh ingredients to the nutritionally balanced meals to the recipes contributed by residents and their families, Mike make the dining experience at Hearthstone exceptional. For more information about Hearthstone at Irving, stop by for a tour at 2425 Texas Drive in Irving, call them at 972-659-6800, or visit them on the web at www.hscsal.com.
“You don’t find hospice, hospice finds you!” This is the sentiment of all three of our guests from Compassionate Care Hospice. Linde Bors, Jona Payne and Tammie Yost are all Hospice Liaisons for Compassionate Care. And while they all have different life experiences that led them to hospice as a career, they all feel that hospice found them! Jona and Linde are native Georgians, while Tammie is a foreigner (from Alabama). They were drawn to Compassionate Care Hospice because this organization is dedicated to “creating and experience” for their patients and families. Specifically, they recommend that families not wait to start celebrating a loved one’s life, and planning for that loved one’s ultimate departure from life. Tammie noted that studies show that patients actually live longer, and their final days are more fulfilling if they take advantage of the benefits of hospice. One of Compassionate Care Hospice’s differentiators is the Cardiac Program. This program enables cardiac patients to stay in their homes longer, and receive certain services that may not be available in other hospice programs. To learn more about Compassionate Care Hospice, call them at 770-220-2723, or visit them on the web at www.cchnet.net.
Special thanks to Griswold Special Care, A Tradition in Home Care Excellence since 1982, for hosting today’s show!