Hospices serve an important care role

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November is National Hospice Month, and as the executive director of one of our local hospice organizations, I would like to thank the many hospice companies and employees in the CSRA and surrounding communities.

Your high quality of care and support has provided families with hope, love and dignity. Your tireless efforts have helped people live every moment of life to the fullest, leaving loved ones with memories they can treasure.

Hospice care would not be possible without the dedicated volunteers who play a vital role in providing support during life's most difficult time for our families.

As a reminder to our community: Learn about your options for end-of-life services and care. Implement plans to ensure that your wishes are honored. Voice your decisions to family, friends and health-care providers. Engage in personal or community efforts to improve end-of-life care.

Remember: When you die may not be a choice, but how you live is!

Mimi Powell, Augusta

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CKB 11/10/09 - 09:30 am
As a hospice nurse, we know

As a hospice nurse, we know the quality of care patients recieve during this emotionally difficult time. There is NOTHING more rewarding than for a patient, at the end of their life, thank us for what we have done for them during this time. I treasure not only this thanks but also being treated like a member of their family, People constantly ask me "How can you be a Hospice Nurse" and I simply respond "I can not imagine NOT being a hospice nurse". Our team of caregivers include the nurses, doctors, chaplain, aides, social workers, patient care coordinator, director, and volunteers, marketers that make the difference to our patients. A salute to all hospice workers but most of all to the patients and families we serve.

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