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Letter to the editor

Cedar Valley Hospice

November 5, 2011
Marvin Fagerlind, LISW , Reinbeck Courier

Dear Editor:

No one likes to think about death and dying, but it's something everyone has to face eventually. There's an incredible resource in our community that provides comfort, dignity and respect to all those coping with a serious or life-limiting illness. It's Cedar Valley Hospice.

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, a time to reach out to our communities and raise awareness about the compassionate care hospice and palliative care provides. One of the most important messages to share is that hospice and palliative care helps patients and families focus on living.

The Cedar Valley Hospice team of professionals provides expert medical care to keep patients comfortable and able to enjoy time with loved ones. They answer questions, offer advice on what to expect and help families with the duties of being a caregiver. The team also provides emotional and spiritual support for the entire family. Hospice professionals and trained volunteers ask what's important, listen and make your wishes a priority.

Cedar Valley Hospice provides care at home - in residences, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, long term care centers, hospitals and the Cedar Valley Hospice Home. Care is available to people of all ages, with any illness and regardless of ability to pay.

If you or a loved one is facing a serious or life-limiting illness, the time to find out more about hospice and palliative care is now.

Marvin Fagerlind, LISW

Executive Director



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