National hospice care month

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No one likes to think about death and dying, but it’s something everyone has to face eventually.  There’s an incredible resource in our community that provides comfort, dignity and respect to all those coping with a serious or life-limiting illness. It’s called Hospice.
November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, a time to reach out to our community to raise awareness about the compassionate care that Hospice Care of South Carolina provides.
One of the most important messages to help people understand is that hospice care helps patients and families focus on living.
The Hospice Care of South Carolina team provides expert medical care to keep patients comfortable and able to enjoy time with loved ones. Our local team answers questions, offers advice on what to expect, and helps families with the duties of being a caregiver. The team also provides emotional and spiritual support for the entire family.
The hospice benefit is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and by most insurance plans and HMOs. Hospice care is provided in the home, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and long term care centers.
Hospice care is available to people of all ages, with any illness.  Hospice Care of South Carolina professionals and trained volunteers will ask you what’s important and listen to what you say.  They make your wishes a priority because every moment matters.
If you or a loved one is facing a serious or life-limiting illness, the time to find out more about hospice is right now.  You will find a press release attached to this e-mail.  Hopefully, you will find space in your paper for this wonderful community announcement.
John Beal
Community Relations Liaison, Hospice Care of South Carolina, 843-605-3155, www.hospicecare.net.