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Holiday Heroes blood drive slated

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 5:01 pm

Patrick Wellness and Rehab Center will host a Blood Assurance Holiday Heroes blood drive on Monday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Patrick Wellness and Rehab Center is located at 1001 Huntsville Highway in Fayetteville. Blood Assurance is holding several Holiday Heroes blood drives throughout its service area in an effort to boost the blood supply during the holiday season, which tends to be a difficult time to

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  • Home Health: Providing quality care in the comfort of home

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    The Home Health and Hospice team includes (front, from left) Susie Compton, administrator; Celina Thompson, RPT (physical therapist); Linda Mills, social worker; Angie Holden, LPN; Ellen Poarch, RN; (rear) Brandi Halcomb, secretary; Donna Giovianzzo, nurse assistant; Amy Bates, RN; Debbie Groce, RN; and Cheryl Albury, RN. Not pictured are Brenda Monks, Home Health aide; Nancy Thomas, RN; and Mary Frances Jones, RN.

    As part of the celebration of November as National Home Care and Hospice month, the staff at Lincoln Medical Home Health and Hospice provided weekly information about home health and hospice care. The series concludes with a story of a home care patient. Mr. Robert Clark is 68 years old. He has high blood pressure, had a heart attack in the past and takes several medications for those conditions. He

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  • Hospice: Team effort key to quality care

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    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 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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