Forrest General’s Hospice Department and Asbury Hospice House Recognize National Hospice and Palliative Care Month
HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (November 8, 2019) Forrest General is reaching out to the community to raise awareness about hospice and palliative care throughout the month of November. This year's theme is It’s About How You Live.
“Although a patient has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, we do our best to help our patients and their family members enjoy every minute of life while they are staying with us at Asbury Hospice House. We’ve had birthday parties, weddings, and many other wonderful celebrations of life here, and that is how we interpret this year’s theme,” said Rebecca Pardue, director, Asbury Hospice House.
Forrest General has been providing comprehensive in-home hospice care to end-of life patients for years. Understanding the complexity of care, Forrest General has created an inpatient hospice facility with a view to expanding the continuum of care.
“Every year, nearly 1.4 million people living with a life-limiting illness receive care from hospices in this country,” said Edo Banach, president and CEO of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. “These highly trained professionals ensure that patients and families find dignity, respect and love during life’s most difficult journey.”
Hospice and palliative care programs provide pain management, symptom control, psychosocial support and spiritual care to patients and their families when a cure is not possible. These programs combine the highest level of quality medical care with the emotional and spiritual support that families need most when facing a serious illness or the end of life.
For more information about hospice, palliative care and advance care planning at Forrest General or Asbury Hospice House, visit forrestgeneral.com.