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Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care provides care to individuals with a terminal diagnosis who are in their final six months of life. Our team of medical and psycho-social professionals work together to provide pain and symptom management through medical and non-medical treatment. We support our patients’ medical and emotional needs, while also assisting their loved ones on the end-of-life journey.

Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care:

  • Operates 29 sites in 19 states 
  • Provides care for patients wherever they consider to be home; be that a nursing facility, apartment, assisted living facility or a family member’s home
  • Offers care at end of life to provide comfort and alleviate symptoms of a terminal illness
  • Our clinical and psychosocial teams provide regular visits that supplement the care being provided by our patient’s caregiver. The team includes a doctor, nurses, chaplain, music therapist, social worker, hospice aide and volunteers. 
  • Per the Medicare Hospice benefit, patients must have a prognosis of 6 months or less to live, as agreed upon by two certifying physicians
  • For many patients on our service, we offer a legacy project or “last wish” as a way for their families to remember them and if possible, as a fun activity that the patient can participate in. Sometimes these are as simple as a framed family photograph, other times it includes a party or special adventure.These legacy projects are based on the patient’s likes, wants and the quality of their health and can be funded by the Seasons Hospice Foundation or donations from community partners.
  • Hospice care is covered by the Medicare Hospice benefit for qualifying patients; it is a government service offered to all as they enter the last season of their life. 
  • For more information about Seasons, visit our About Us page. 
  • For information on our special programs, like Namaste Care & Music Therapy, click here

 

Our Subject Matter Experts

To speak with any of our experts, please reach out to communications@seasons.org with the nature of your request.

Tony Kudner

Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs

Expert in: hospice public policy, public affairs / public relations, general hospice information

Ryana Goldberger

National Director, Supportive Care & Patient Experience

Expert in: grief/bereavement, volunteering, legacy/memorial projects

Nicole McCann-Davis

Director of Communications

Expert in: cultural inclusion at end of life, healthcare education/awareness to minority communities, general hospice information, employee engagement, company culture

Russell Hilliard

Senior Vice President of Key Initiatives

Expert in: music therapy; bereavement, grief & loss; suicide risk; drug addiction, diversion, abuse; ethics; compassion fatigue; social work; creative arts therapies; child and adolescent bereavement; dementia care; homelessness; healthcare compliance and healthcare research compliance; end of life care options, choices, advance directives

Yelena Zatulovsky

Vice President, Patient Experience

Expert in: music therapy, cultural diversity & inclusion, legacy, children (grieving, pediatric hospice/palliative patients), caregiver support, veteran patients, community trauma, holocaust survivors, bereavement & grief, creative arts therapies/expressive therapies

Jennifer Nycz

Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations

Expert in: clinical operations and patient care, end of life care, critical care nursing and medical-surgical nursing  

 

Gisèle D. Crowe

Executive Director, Seasons Hospice Foundation

Expert in: fundraising, non-profits, foundations