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Staff Introductions

It is an honor to introduce to you all: Kristin Ricard, MSW, Hospice Social Worker

Kristin resides in West Monroe, LA with her fiancé and daughter. She was born in Baton Rouge, LA and raised in St. Joseph, LA. Kristin received her bachelor’s degree in social work from Alcorn State University in Lorman, MS. She graduated in May 2019. Kristin worked in the field shorty after receiving her degree but continued schooling for her master's degree at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, TX. She graduated in August 2021. Kristin begin working at Ascend Hospice Care July 2022. Kristin has one daughter named Kacie James, that typically keeps her busy. Kristin enjoys spending quality time with her family, baking goodies, and traveling.

“Working in hospice daily is a gift. I have the opportunity to touch — and be touched — by patients and families at one of the most delicate times in their lives. I listen to their fears, support their decisions, and learn who they are. I advocate and help them to feel heard in a community that we sometimes don’t understand or feel heard in. I can be an ear to bounce things off of, a catalyst for uncomfortable conversations, and a gift when patients and families don’t know where to turn next. “- Kristin Ricard, MSW

We are very thankful for Kristin and appreciate all of her hard work. She is a great asset to Ascend Hospice Care!!