May 4, 2022
Four Seasons, the Care You Trust is pleased to announce our new Chief Medical Officer, Ruth Thomson, DO, MBA, HMDC, FACOI, FAAHPM.
Four Seasons Named a National 2022 Hospice Honors Recipient
Hendersonville, NC— Four Seasons has been named a 2022 Hospice Honors
recipient by HEALTHCAREfirst, a leading provider of billing and coding services, CAHPS surveys, and advanced analytics. Hospice Honors is a prestigious, national program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view. “Hospice Honors recipients are industry leaders in providing quality care and constantly seeking ways to improve,” said Ronda Howard, Vice President of Revenue Cycle and CAHPS at HEALTHCAREfirst. “We are honored to be aligned with such high-performing agencies like Four Seasons and we congratulate them on their success.”
The Burris/Tempest family recently sent a donation in honor of the Four Seasons team that cared for their mom, Bobbie Whitaker (photos below). Their letter and donation, like so many we receive, celebrate the special kind of care and extra touch that Four Seasons delivers. It is this level of care that makes Four Seasons different.
Lois’ Linens was established in 2017 in memory of Lois Vera Cruz. When Lois entered Four Seasons hospice care, Four Seasons arranged for a hospital bed to be delivered to her home. Without twin-sized sheets to cover the bed, the family had to purchase them immediately. Knowing that many households do not have twin-sized beds, and that every patient or family may not have the financial means or ability to get new sheets right away, the Vera Cruz family created Lois’ Linens, a program to provide new twin sheet sets to Four Seasons patients as needed.
Four Seasons Home Care is pleased to announce that it will begin offering Passive Remote Monitoring for their clients. Passive Remote Activity Monitoring, powered by Zemplee, is the use of digital technology to collect daily activity data within a client’s home and monitor that data to help ensure a client’s wellbeing and safety. There are no wearables such as a watch or pendant.
Walking out from a skilled nursing facility yesterday, I was surprised by the sound of laughter. That I had been surprised made me acutely aware that I, like many of you, am guarded. I am guarded by my mask from sickness and guarded from lightness by worry. It is easy to feel inundated by fear,
concern about trying to protect our patients, our families and ourselves and uncertainty about how long this will go on. It is hard work to project a peaceful and reassuring presence to those we care for.
When COVID-19 rolled in to Western North Carolina, questions about how best to care for our community took on a different tone. Hospice families welcome us not only into their homes, but also into emotionally and medically difficult times in their lives. I will never again take for granted the true intimacy that comes with sharing space
with patients and families in person.
Four Seasons Home Care announced today that it has received the 2022 Best of Home Care – Provider of Choice Award, Leader in Excellence, and Employer of Choice from Home Care Pulse for the fourth year in a row.
Four Seasons President & CEO, Dr. Millicent Burke Sinclair, was featured in the January 2022 issue of Carolina Spark Magazine. Spark highlights women in Western North Carolina who are leading the way in their field. We are proud and happy to have one such woman in leadership at Four Seasons in Millicent.
Read Millicent's spotlight below!