November is Hospice Month, many services available here

 

According to Hospice for Wright County Patient Care Coordinator Cheryl Johnson, the holiday season might be a good time for family discussions about the need for hospice services for a family member. Johnson wishes to remind people that there are a wide range of those to choose from, based totally on the family’s needs.

  “Hospice care includes such things as pain management, symptom control, psychosocial support and spiritual care to patients and their families when a cure is not possible,” said Johnson. Nationally, hospices serve over 1.5 million people every year along with their family caregivers. Hospice care combines the highest level of quality medical care with emotional and spiritual support needed by both patients and family caregivers. “Hospice care can make a profound difference and help maximize the quality of life for all those they care for,” said Johnson.

 

Read the rest of the story in the Nov. 28 issue of the Wright County Monitor