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Masonicare and Hewitt Health and Rehab Sponsoring Free Community Event on June 28 – “Hospice and Hope: Dispelling the Myths”

June 20, 2012

Newtown, CT, June 19, 2012 . . . . ..On Thursday evening, June 28, Masonicare Home Health & Hospice and Hewitt Health & Rehab will be co-sponsoring an informational program for family caregivers and individuals from the community entitled “Hospice and Hope: Dispelling the Myths.”  The program, which is free and will include a complimentary light dinner, will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Hewitt Health & Rehab Center, 45 Maltby Street in Shelton.

Hospice professionals from Masonicare and the Newtown@ Brookfield office of Masonicare Home Health and Hospice will offer an open panel discussion to explain how hospice and palliative care services can complement the care of a patient or loved one diagnosed with a life-limiting illness.  Some of the topics to be discussed include the importance of palliative care (pain management); how medical direction by a physician helps provide individualized care; the role of the social worker in hospice care; the importance of nurse case management and education; the important role hospice volunteers and expressive art therapy play in providing comfort and support for patients and families; and how spiritual guidance can help bring hope and comfort to the terminally ill and their families.

If you would like to attend this informative presentation, please call the Masonicare HelpLine at 1-888-679-9997 as soon as possible to reserve your space. 

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