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Michaela Vandersee
November 5, 2017

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Dear Editor,

No one likes to think about death and dying, but it's something everyone faces eventually. Cedar Valley Hospice is an incredible resource in our community providing comfort, dignity and respect to all those coping with a serious illness.

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, and this year's theme is, "It's About How You Live." We are reaching out to help people understand the importance of planning for the care they would want if they were facing a serious illness. Learning about your options now can improve your quality of life later.

The best time to learn about hospice and palliative care is before you are faced with a medical crisis. One of the most frequent comments we hear from families is, "Why did we wait so long before calling Cedar Valley Hospice?"

The hospice team provides expert medical care, medication management, training and education for the family on how to care for a loved one. The team also provides emotional and spiritual support.

If you feel you are not ready for hospice care - ask about palliative care services, which offer a similar type of support only earlier in the course of an illness.

The time to find out more about hospice and palliative care is right now. Call Cedar Valley Hospice today for more information.

Michaela Vandersee, CPA

Cedar Valley Hospice Executive Director

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