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Hospice care helps patients, families focus on living life

Dear Editor:

No one likes to think about death and dying, but it’s something everyone has to face eventually.

There’s an incredible resource in our community that provides comfort, dignity, and respect to all those coping with a serious or life-limiting illness. This resource is Grundy Community Volunteer Hospice.

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month – a time to reach out to our community to raise awareness about the compassionate care that hospice and palliative care provide.

One of the most important messages to help people understand is that hospice care helps patients and families focus on living.

The hospice team provides expert medical care to keep patients comfortable and able to enjoy time with loved ones.

The hospice team answers questions, offers advice on what to expect, and helps families with the duties of being a caregiver.

The team also provides emotional and spiritual support for the entire family.

Hospice care is available to people of all ages and with any illness. Hospice professionals and trained volunteers will ask you what’s important and listen to what you say. They make your wishes a priority.

If you or a loved one is facing serious or life-limiting illness, the time to find out more about hospice and palliative care is right now.

Grundy Community Volunteer Hospice has been a success for the past 27 years due to the dedication and hard work of the board of directors, the volunteers, the auxiliary, the nurses, and the support of the community.

Grundy Community Volunteer Hospice is a non-profit organization licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health.  The office is located at 518 W Illinois Ave, Morris, IL, 60450.

For more information please call 815-942-8525.  We are a United Way of Grundy County Partner Agency.

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