November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, and in honor of that, Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin has signed a proclamation so designating the month locally.
Perrin recently met with the hospice and palliative care teams at St. Bernards and presented a signed proclamation that is on display at the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House at St. Bernards.
The month represents a time to raise awareness about hospice and palliative care. Hospice care – which can be delivered in a free-standing facility – such as the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House – or in homes or other settings. It is high quality care that enables patients and families to focus on living as fully as possible despite a life-limiting illness.
Palliative care brings this holistic model of care to people earlier in the course of a serious illness.
Each year, almost a million and a half people living with life-limiting illness receive care from hospices in this country. The care is delivered by highly trained professionals and is designed to ensure that patients and families find dignity, respect and love during life-s most difficult journey.
They provide pain management, symptom control, psychosocial support and spiritual care to patients and their families when a cure is not possible.
For more information about St. Bernards hospice programs, go to https://www.stbernards.info/specialties-services/hospice