They care not only for the physical, but also for the mental and spiritual needs of patients and their loved ones.
“Coping with a serious or life-limiting illness is not easy. In fact, it might be the hardest work you’ll ever do. Working with doctors and hospitals, navigating the maze of care needs, figuring out insurance coverage, all in addition to taking care of your family can be overwhelming,” said Casey Blankenship, Administrator. “We want the community to know that there’s help available that brings comfort, love and respect when they’re most needed.”
Every year, more than 1.6 million people living with a life-limiting illness receive care from the nation’s hospice and palliative care providers reports the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
Hospice and palliative care are different than traditional healthcare services.
“We’re working hard all year round to make sure people know the full range of services that we provide in the community,” added Blankenship. “Yet during November, we ramp up our efforts to raise awareness of the high-quality care that’s available. In fact, that’s the message behind this year’s Hospice Month theme: Comfort, Love, Respect.”
To learn about becoming a hospice volunteer or for more information about United Hospice services please call United Hospice-Calhoun] at 706-602-9546.