Tahoe Forest Health System celebrates hospice care | SierraSun.com

Tahoe Forest Health System celebrates hospice care

TRUCKEE and#8212; November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and hospices across the country are reaching out to raise awareness about important care issues for people coping with life-limiting illness.

and#8220;Every year, more than 1.4 million people living with a life-limiting illness receive care from hospice and palliative care providers in this country,and#8221; said J. Donald Schumacher, president and CEO of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. and#8220;These highly-trained professionals donand#8217;t only provide quality medical care. They work to make sure patients and families find dignity, respect, and love during lifeand#8217;s most difficult journey.and#8221;

Hospice is more than traditional healthcare. 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. Hospice and palliative care combines the highest level of quality medical care with the emotional and spiritual support families need most when facing the end of life.

Tahoe Forest Health System is committed to bringing information about Hospice and serving patients in the Truckee/Tahoe area, Incline Village and Plumas and Sierra Counties including Calpine, Graeagle, Portola, Floriston, Verdi, Sierraville, Loyalton, Soda Springs and Emigrant Gap.

Additional information is available from Tahoe Forest Hospice Services.

For referrals or clinical information for California at (530) 414-4862 and Nevada at (775) 833-0902.

Volunteer

Volunteer opportunities include working directly with patients and families, bereavement support, administrative/office support and fundraising. For volunteer information call (530) 582-3534

Grief support

Grief Support includes one-on-one counseling, support groups and other special services. Hospice is committed to assisting families and loved ones work through the grieving process. Adjusting to life without a loved one takes time, and a variety of support services are available. For information call 582-3534.

Tahoe Forest Health System, 10121 Pine Ave., Truckee, 587-6011 or visit http://www.tfhd.com.