Cindy Smith is the Administrator of Heart of America Hospice.
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. As we celebrate hospice during the month of November, Heart of America Hospice wants the community to know that there's help.
Hospice and palliative care providers take the time to talk with you and help you understand your illness and what care options might be available. They make your wishes a priority and make sure you get the care you want and deserve.
November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, an important time of awareness when hospice providers across the county reach out to help their communities understand what's involved in high-quality end-of-life care.
Hospice care provides expert pain management, symptom control, psycho-social support and spiritual care to patients and families when a cure is not possible. All the necessary medicines and equipment needed to keep a patient comfortable can be brought right to the home, which is where most Americans would like to be if at all possible. Hospice makes this happen.
"It's about quality of life. With the help of hospice and palliative care, patients and families can focus on what's most important, living as fully as possible in spite of illness." says Cindy Smith, Administrator of Heart of America Hospice.
If you or a loved one are coping with a serious or life-limiting illness, it's never too early to reach out to the Heart of America Hospice to learn what options may be available. The Heart of America Hospice Team includes Medical Director Dr. Brian Selland; Administrator Cindy Smith; Chaplain Brenda Burns; Volunteer Coordinator Linda Kay Duchscher; Pharmacist Erik Christenson; and the HAMC Social Services Director.
To find out if hospice or palliative care are right for you or your loved one, please contact Cindy Smith at 701-776-5261, ext. 2278.
Additional free resources are available from www.caringinfo.org or via the HelpLine at 800-658-8898.
I go to Heart of America Medical Center for all my medical appointments and screenings, and when I had to have surgery, the HAMC surgeon was excellent. Jeni Heilman, Rugby
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