Thomasville Times Enterprise

Homepage

November 9, 2012

Hospice of Southwest Georgia Hosts Health Talk

THOMASVILLE —

Holidays are often a happy time, but for some with a loved one suffering a life-limiting illness it can be a difficult time of year.

Every year, over 1.5 million Americans will receive end of life hospice care, most of which is provided in the comfort of the patient’s home.

As a way to honor those currently in hospice care and to spread information about the many benefits it provides, Archbold's Hospice of Southwest Georgia is recognizing November as National Hospice and Palliative Care Month.

The Hospice of Southwest Georgia team consists of trained professionals and volunteers that provide palliative care, including expert pain management, symptom control, emotional support and spiritual care to patients and family caregivers when a cure for their illness may not be possible.

"According to a recent survey conducted by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, 94% of families who had a loved one in hospice care described the care and experience as 'very good' or 'excellent’,” said Pam Miller, vice president of Archbold’s Health Services and interim administrator of Hospice of Southwest Georgia. “The theme for this year’s Hospice month is ‘Comfort. Love. Respect.' This theme captures the priorities of hospice care, especially here at Hospice of Southwest Georgia.”

As part of Hospice and Palliative Care Month, Hospice of Southwest Georgia will be offering a free lecture as part of Archbold Memorial Hospital's Health Talk series.  Gina Shumake, caregiver advocate,  and Catherine Tindal, a social worker with Hospice of Southwest Georgia, will discuss the many benefits hospice provides patients and families for end of life care.

This Health Talk will be held at Archbold Memorial Hospital on Thursday, November 15 from 6-7pm in the Williams Auditorium. Dinner will be served.  Pre-registration is requested; call (229)227-5140 or visit www.archbold.org.

1
Text Only
Homepage
factor x

Factor X Fitness will present the NPC Factor X Fitness Classic at Valdosta’s Mathis City Auditorium on June 7.

Local News
TEST

On a closed course, police officers train to maintain control of their vehicles in various simulated situations, such as off-road recovery.

Calendar of events
Local Sports
Obituaries
Business Marquee
House Ads
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Disbanding Muslim Surveillance Draws Praise Hundreds Missing After South Korean Ferry Sinks Passengers Abuzz After Plane Hits Swarm of Bees Boston Bomb Scare Defendant Appears in Court Pistorius Trial: Adjourned Until May 5 Diaz Gets Physical for New Comedy Raw: Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast Town, Victims Remember Texas Blast Freeze Leaves Florida Panhandle With Dead Trees At Boston Marathon, a Chance to Finally Finish Are School Dress Codes Too Strict? Raw: Fatal Ferry Boat Accident Suspicious Bags Found Near Marathon Finish Line Boston Marks the 1st Anniversary of Bombing NYPD Ends Muslim Surveillance Program 8-year-old Boy Gets His Wish: Fly Like Iron Man Sex Offenders Arrested in Slayings of CA Women India's Transgenders Celebrate Historic Ruling Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Photos


Poll

Do you think Lois Lerner should be jailed for not cooperating with the House probe into IRS targeting of conservative political organizations?

Yes
No
     View Results
NDN Video
Jenny McCarthy Engaged to "New Kid" Kate and Will Land in Oz Boston Bomb Scare Defendant Appears in Court Bay Area Teen Gets Prom Date With Help From 'Breaking Bad' Star Behind The Tanlines Jersey Strong Part 1 WATCH: Women Fight To Marry Prince Harry! O’Reilly Launches Preemptive Strike Against CBS Pixar Unveils Easter Eggs From its Biggest Movies Baby Sloths Squeak for Their Cuddle Partners in Adorable Video Miley Cyrus Hospitalized After Severe Reaction To Medicine Raw: Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast Toddler climbs into vending machine 8-year-old Boy Gets His Wish: Fly Like Iron Man Much-Anticipated 'Gone Girl' Trailer Finally Debuts! (VIDEO) Dog and Toddler Wear Matching Outfits in Adorable Photo Series VP Biden: "World witnesses ordinary citizens doing extraordinary things" It's Official! Michael Strahan Joins "GMA" Blood Moon Time-lapse Actress Lake Bell Goes Topless The Five Weirdest Local Taxes in America