Brundidge Rotarians learn about hospice care

first_imgLatest Stories Brundidge Rotarians learn about hospice care Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Hospice care focuses on the quality of life for the patient. Although the word “hospice” can be scary for some, it shouldn’t be a reflection of “doom and gloom.”That was the message that Ashlee Stephens, community relations manager for Hospice Advantage in Troy, brought to the Brundidge Rotarians Wednesday. Sponsored Content Hospice Advantage is a medicare certified program the provides hospice care, palliative treatment, home health hospice and other hospice services at 100 offices in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Wisconsin.“We recently added two offices in Tennessee so we continue to grow,” Stephens shared. “Hospice Advantage has logged more than 10 million miles while serving our patients. Hospice care and home health are not the same.”Stephens noted that home health care patients receive health services in their homes until they get well or go into therapy. Hospice care is end of life care with a six month patient life expectancy.“But we have had patients who lived two years and some two days,” she said. “Nobody knows the day.” By Jaine Treadwell Stephens was the guest of program host Danny Graham, who told his fellow Rotarians that he first heard of hospice care years ago from the late Earl Helms.“Today, hospice care is an integral part of the health care system,” he said.Hospice Advantage was founded in November 2004 by Rod Hildebrant, a health care executive with more than 25 years experience in the home health care and hospice care fields, according to Stephens. Book Nook to reopen Skip Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… You Might Like Community unites to make miracles happen for children Organizers are only $75,000 from their fund-raising goal to create a new playground in Troy where all children – including… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson When a patient accepts hospice care, Stephens said, a nurse will visit the patient as needed, from three to seven days a week.“The nurse is the liaison to the doctor and provides services like drawing labs so the patient won’t have to go into the hospital,” she added. “A hospice home health aide can give baths and do light housekeeping.”Stephens said Hospice Advantage has a chaplain who can attended to a patient’s spiritual needs if requested and provide bereavement services.“We also have volunteers who provide many services including sitting with the patients and making crafts for the patients or answering office phones,” Stephens said. “Hospice Advantage’s focus is to improve the quality of life for our patients. And, usually, those who accept our services say they wish that had gotten us sooner.” Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more