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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.

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