Baptist Health Hospice adds Christian County
Baptist Health Hospice adds service to Christian County
Baptist Health Hospice now serves Christian County
Madisonville, KY. (Aug. 18, 2016) – Baptist Health Hospice is now serving Christian County. The organization, which also serves Hopkins, Muhlenberg and McLean counties, has provided care for persons with life-limiting illnesses for more than 20 years.
“We are pleased Baptist Health Hospice now provides care to Christian County residents,” Baptist Health President Robert Ramey said. “We believe hospice care reaffirms the right of every person and family to participate fully in the final stages of life.”
The hospice team includes a physician, nurses who teach the family how to care for the patient at home and who will be available 24/7 for questions or emergencies, a social worker to provide emotional support, a chaplain to assist with spiritual support, as well as nurse aides or volunteers as needed.
“The biggest myth about hospice is that it is for the last days of life,” said Cyndi Clark, RN, Baptist Health Hospice director. “Hospice is for the last six months of life. It is for a person who has chosen to stop aggressive treatment either because it is no longer effective or the person feels their quality of life is affected by treatment. Hospice is important because death is a part of life. The end of life deserves the same care, compassion and respect as the beginning of life.”
Hospice also serves the community by providing educational programs and presentations to inform the public about the needs of the dying. Our hospice staff is available to speak to your church, civic or professional group. For more information about Baptist Health Hospice, phone 270.362.4660 or 800.350.3486.