November is recognized as National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and is a time to draw attention and awareness to this very special kind of care.
Hospice care focuses on a person’s last months of life, when curative treatment is no longer an option. This means that Hospice care includes palliative care because the goal is to make the patient as comfortable as possible for the time that is left. Hospice care services are provided by a team of health care professionals, who maximize comfort for terminally ill patients by reducing pain and addressing physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs. To help families, hospice care also provides counseling, respite care, and practical support.
“Ouachita Regional Hospice is thankful to the community for allowing us to serve you and your families,” Jessica Woodall, Patient Care Representative, LHC Group, Ouachita Regional Hospice. “Thank you to Mayor McKee for signing the proclamation for Polk County deeming this National Hospice and Palliative Care Month.”