Join us this week as we celebrate our wonderful, caring nurses and caregivers during Nurses Week.
“Our nurses and caregivers are simply the best,” boasts owner and Director of Nursing Jo Alch. “Dedicated and professional, they are truly angels. Thank you for your service, dedication, and all that you do. Our patients and company are blessed to have you as part of the Acappella team.”
Pictured are owner and Director of Nursing Jo Alch, LVN Vicki Thomason, and Rev. Angela Stone-Campbell.
As a hospice chaplain for the past 11 years, I can’t even tell you how disturbing this story is to me. And embarrassing for the good people who work in hospice and all healthcare. And completely heartbreaking for the people and their loved ones who experienced this hospice company.
The hospice philosophy hasn’t changed. Hospice affirms life for the person who is dying and the people they love. Hospice care provides comfort physically, emotionally and spiritually. Hospice does not hasten death. However, some people in business are not doing the right thing, as shown by this news story.
So, in my opinion, this hospice owner was not a hospice provider, he is a greedy business person. Don’t let this report make you lose your faith in hospice. This is not the norm.
If you need guidance or advice with finding a good hospice provider, Acappella In Home Care can help with that.
Rev. Angela Stone-Campbell
Metrocrest Services held its 10th Annual Keyholder Breakfast on March 19th at the Marriott Quorum Addison – and Acappella was there. Each year this event raises funds to help support assistance programs, which benefit local families and seniors. Mike Doocy, Channel 4 sports anchor and longtime Carrollton resident acted as Master of Ceremonies.
From left to right, North Dallas Care Manager Hope Self, Mr. Doocy, and Donna Chandler of the Lewisville ISD Education Foundation.
North Dallas Care Manager Hope Self teamed up with Creekview High School Principal Joe LaPuma to host an Economic Development Day for the Chamber of Commerce on March 4, 2016. Hope and Principal LaPuma planned the event as members of Leadership Metrocrest – a special Chamber program designed to increase the community knowledge and leadership skills of community leaders. Hope is pictured below with Chamber President Erin Carney.
The day began at Carrollton City Hall with a Panel Discussion of area Economic Development Directors. A presentation by David Weekley Homes followed, focusing on the impact of new developments in Carrollton. Participants enjoyed lunch on the rooftop ‘Skyvue’ of the Fiori, pictured below. Tom Lamberth, VP of Development at the UDR Corporation, gave insights into this upscale, multi-family, retail and commercial development in Addison.
After lunch, the Metrocrest group visited the Addison Treehouse. Founded by the Town of Addison and the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (aka The DEC), the Treehouse is a resource center for aspiring entrepreneurs. The afternoon concluded with a music/dance presentation by a new and innovative local business in Carrollton, 410 Line Dancers.
As part of Acappella’s continued outreach to the community, North Dallas Care Manager Hope Self visited a first grade classroom at George H.W. Bush Elementary School in Addison. The day’s focus: celebrating the birth of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. Hope joined the schoolwide celebration by reading to enthusiastic students. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish delighted all. For an encore, Hope read Green Eggs and Ham. Oh, how they loved both Ham and Sam!
Acappella encourages you to find a need at your local school and volunteer. A little time, as Hope will tell you, can make a big difference in the lives of others.
Pictured, from left to right are Principal Shavannia M. Dash, Hope Self, Librarian Oinette Flake, and School Counselor Victoria Roth.
Acappella welcomes the newest member of our Care Management Team: Rev. Angela Stone-Campbell.
Originally from Jefferson City, Tennessee, Angela joins the Acappella family with a wealth of experience in hospice care and ministry. As a chaplain, Angela counseled grieving families, coordinated bereavement care, and performed wedding ceremonies for terminally ill patients. She sees her vocation as a calling. “It is a ministry of presence,” she says. “It’s showing up with a loving heart.”
Angela was featured in MemryLane, a blog page for MemryStone. Read more about her in Chaplain Finds New Comfort for Survivors and the Dying.