Be sure and wish the most delightful pinkie a happy birthday today. Most of you know her and love her just like I do!!!
Happy birthday Dana at, The Stone Rabbit, and wishes for many, many, more.
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Good morning my dear Pinkies..If you haven't seen much of me and you wonder if I am MIA. I'm not. My oldest daughter Andrea, is here recovering from shoulder surgery. She is doing well considering she completely tore her rotator cuff.
She fell when trying to find a new patient's home in one of the worst winters Tennessee has experienced in a long time. She waited a long time to have this surgery because she was concerned for her patients. The doctor said the repair is iffy and she needs a real break for a change. She is a Hospice nurse and on call much of the time. For a real rest she needed to get away from her job. Lucky us, we never get to see her very much at all. She lives in Knoxville, TN.
Andrea is am LPN and is a field nurse for Hospice. Her experience spans 25 years. She handles case management, assesses the state of the patient's illness and which involves pain management, comfort care, and end of life care. She is part of a team that includes a chaplain, Social workers and CNA's for hands on personal care in a patients home.
A bit of info about Hospice
- Hospice is a special concept of care designed to provide comfort and support to patients and their families when a life-limiting illness no longer responds to cure-oriented treatments.
- Hospice care neither prolongs life nor hastens death. Hospice staff and volunteers offer a specialized knowledge of medical care, including pain management.
- The goal of hospice care is to improve the quality of a patient's last days by offering comfort and dignity.
- Hospice care is provided by a team-oriented group of specially trained professionals, volunteers and family members.
- Hospice addresses all symptoms of a disease, with a special emphasis on controlling a patient's pain and discomfort.
- Hospice deals with the emotional, social and spiritual impact of the disease on the patient and the patient's family and friends.
- Hospice offers a variety of bereavement and counseling services to families before and after a patient's death.
It would be a blessing if we never need this service. If I did need this service, I would wish to have someone like my daughter to be my home Hospice nurse.
Thank you Andrea for doing a job many of us could not handle. No wonder your patients love you...You care.
Love you, Mom and Dad