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St. Claire Regional, Providing Special Care Through Hospice and Palliative Care

10/31/2012

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and St. Claire Regional Hospice and Palliative Care wants to ensure people understand what a valuable resource is available in Rowan and surrounding counties. 

“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 Robin Franklin, Director of St. Claire Regional Hospice and Palliative Care.  “We want the community to know that there’s help available that brings comfort, love and respect when they’re most needed.” 

St. Claire Regional’s hospice and palliative care are different than traditional healthcare services. Hospice provides pain management, symptom control, support, and spiritual care to patients and their families when a cure is not possible. Palliative care makes these services available earlier in the course of an illness. 
Together, hospice and palliative care combine the highest level of quality medical care with the emotional and spiritual support that are so important for patients and family caregivers coping with serious and 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 Franklin. “Yet during November, we ramp up our efforts to raise awareness of the high-quality care that’s available.”

For more information about St. Claire Regional Hospice and Palliative Care please contact (606) 783-6812.


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