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Pictured here are employees of Lincoln Medical Home Health & Hospice Interdisciplinary Team Meeting.  The team meets every 14 days to review each patient and ensure all patients’ needs are met.

Hospice: Team effort key to quality care

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 2:20 pm

Hospice care is a team effort. Trained health care professionals guide the patient and his or her loved ones as they face a terminal illness, and focus on symptom management and emotional and spiritual support at the end of life. This interdisciplinary team consists of doctors, nurses, home health aides, social workers, and trained volunteers who work together with a common goal: To help keep the patient as symptom-free as

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  • EMS visits SBA

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    EMS Visits SBA

    Pre-K students from Stonebridge Academy enjoyed a visit from Lincoln Medical Center EMS. Students listened to a talk by EMS staff and were then treated to a tour of the ambulance. This was in conjunction with the “be safe” program taught during the month of October that featured visits from various community leaders.

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  • ‘Hospice = Love in Action’ theme for November

    Posted on November 10, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    Pictured here are Hospice patient Aretta Whitaker, who will be 97 years old this month, and Lincoln Medical Home Health and Hospice Social Worker/ Bereavement Coordinator Linda Mills, LCSW.  Last year, Lincoln Medical Home Health and Hospice served 100 Hospice patients in Lincoln County. The agency provides both home health care and hospice services to patients in Lincoln County and surrounding areas.

    The National Association of Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) recognizes November as National Home Care and Hospice Month and chose the theme “Hospice = Love in Action” to represent the services that home hospice provides to countless patients. For patients who have a terminal illness, their lives and the lives of their families may have been completely focused on fighting their disease for months or years. The hope of treatment,

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  • Home is the center of health care

    Posted on November 4, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    November is National Home Care and Hospice Month. Here, Lincoln County Mayor Bill Newman signs a proclamation celebrating the month with Susie Compton (at left), administrator for Lincoln Medical Home Health and Hospice, and Mary Beth Seals, director of marketing for the health system.

    Each year, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) celebrates November as National Home Care and Hospice Month and invites all communities to recognize the millions of nurses, home care aides, therapists and social workers who make a remarkable difference for the patients and families they serve. For the aged, disabled or ill, remaining in the homes they know and love can become increasingly difficult unless they can

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  • Alzheimer’s, dementia focus of presentations

    Posted on November 3, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    November is National Family Caregivers and Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. The Mid South Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is offering two presentations on Alzheimer’s and other dementias Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Lincoln Medical Center. The morning workshop, from 10 until 11 a.m., is entitled “Understand Behaviors & Communication”. It is ideal for caregivers, medical professionals and anyone affected by Alzheimer’s dementia. The evening workshop from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. is entitled,

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  • Air Evac Visits

    Posted on November 3, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Air EVAC Visits

    Stone Bridge Academic Learning Center students enjoyed a visit from Air Evac. The students met the crew one on one and had the opportunity to sit inside the helicopter. During the entire month of October, students have been learning how to be safe and have enjoyed several visits from community helpers.

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  • Huntington’s Disease Society plans Hope Walk

    Posted on October 30, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    The Tennessee Affiliate of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America announced that volunteers are raising awareness of Huntington’s disease, a devastating genetic neurological disease, through a Team Hope Walk to be held in Lewisburg next June. The Tennessee HDSA Affiliate invites everyone in the area to be part of the walk scheduled on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at Rock Creek Park. The proceeds support HDSA’s mission to improve the lives

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