Hospice Care of South Carolina to host community forum
Event to inform public about local hospice services
UNION — November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and Hospice Care of South Carolina will host a community forum on Oct. 23 at the Union County Carnegie Library to ensure people understand what a valuable resource is available in Union.
“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,” Penny Adamo, community relations liaison, said. “We want the community to know that there’s help available that brings comfort, love and respect when they’re most needed.”
Hospice Care of South Carolina provides pain management, symptom control, psychosocial support, and spiritual care to patients and their families when a cure is not possible.
Hospice Care is the highest level of quality care with the emotional and spiritual support that is so important for patients and family caregivers coping with serious life-limiting illness.
“We’re working hard all year round to make sure people know the full range of serves that we provide in the community,” said Adamo. “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.”
Every year, more than 1.6 million people living with a life-limiting illness receive hospice services. Hospice Care of South Carolina’s local professional team takes the time to talk with you and help you understand your illness and what care options might be available. Please join us on Oct. 23 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Union County Carnegie Library to learn more.
About Hospice Care Of South Carolina
Hospice Care of South Carolina (www.hospicecare.net) is the leading hospice provider in South Carolina. For more than a decade, Hospice Care of South Carolina has been changing the way people think about hospice care by focusing on living, and focusing on what the end of life can be. With 35 local offices that serve all 46 counties, Hospice Care of South Carolina is the only South Carolina hospice provider that trains others in every curriculum of the End of Life Nursing Consortium (ELNEC), a nationally accredited course in all areas (CORE, Critical Care, Geriatric, Veterans and Pediatrics). Hospice Care of South Carolina employs 37.5 percent of all Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Licensed Nurses in South Carolina.
For more information about the forum and/or Hospice Care of South Carolina services, call Penny Adamo at 864-430-9426.