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We Honor Veterans

It may surprise many people to learn that 25% of those who die every year in the U.S. are Veterans. To help provide care and support that reflect the important contributions made by these men and women, Hospice of Chesterfield County has become a national partner of We Honor Veterans, a pioneering campaign developed by National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs. As a We Honor Veterans Partner, Hospice of Chesterfield County will implement ongoing Veteran-centered education for their staff and volunteers to help improve the care they provide to the Veterans they proudly serve.  The nation is seeing many of the Veterans who served in World War II and Korean pass away—and...

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New Board Members

Hospice of Chesterfield County is pleased to welcome three new members to its board of directors. Beverly Cranford, Robert DeFee and Darlene Lovelace were elected to three-year terms as board members at the agency’s annual meeting on June 25. Cranford and her husband, Dewayne, reside in Chesterfield. She is a graduated of Winthrop University and the University of South Carolina. She is currently employed as a teacher at Edwards Elementary School in Chesterfield. She has held several offices at St. James AME Zion Church and presently serves on the Greater Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce board of directors. DeFee and his wife, Janet, reside in the McBee area. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and has...

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Lets Talk

“Isn’t It Time We Talk?” Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Patrick Community Building (behind Patrick Rescue Squad) US Hwy. 1, Patrick 12 Noon Hospice of Chesterfield County and CareSouth Carolina are partnering to sponsor a “Lunch & Learn” seminar on advance healthcare planning. Light lunch will be served. For more information, please call Cindy Beard @ 843.623.9155...

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When Should Hospice Be Considered?

At any time during a life limiting illness, it is appropriate to discuss health care options including Hospice of Chesterfield County. Understandably, most people are uncomfortable with the idea of stopping an all-out effort to “beat” their disease. Hospice of Chesterfield County team members are highly sensitive to these concerns and are always available to discuss health benefit options. The patient and family should feel free to discuss Hospice care at any time with a physician or other healthcare professional. However, a physician is not the only one who can make a referral.  Anyone may call Hospice - the patient, a family member, clergy or even a friend. Once it is determined that the patient is eligible for Hospice care,...

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