Letter to the Editor: November is national hospice care month


November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month.
“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 John Beal, Community Relations Liaison. “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 services that we provide in the community,” added Beal. “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, and 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.
Hospice Care of South Carolina (www.hospicecare.net) is the leading hospice provider in South Carolina. For more than a decade, the group has been changing the way people think about hospice care by focusing on living, and focusing on what the end of life can be.
For more information about hospice services, contact John Beal at 843-605-3155 or visit www.hospicecare.net.

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