BULLETIN . . .
Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast has received approval from the Agency for Health Care Administration to expand services into Hernando County.
Anthony J. Palumbo, CEO, stated, “We embrace this approval as an opportunity to provide additional choices to patients and families in Hernando County.”
It’s about choices and really good care.
Our team of physicians, nurses, home health aides, social workers, chaplains and trained volunteers provides specialized medical care; emotional, spirtual and social support. We provide medical services, equipment, supplies, medications and training to manage your care. Cost is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, most commercial insurances and donations. There is no out-of-pocket cost to the patient or family.
Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast serves Alachua, Bradford,
Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Putnam, Suwannee, and Union counties.
In addition to the 5K run, participants can enjoy a 1-Mile Elvis Walk and a 1-Mile Elvis Dog Walk. You’ll see runners and dogs dressed up in their Elvis best, and cash prizes will be awarded to the “Best Elvis” (must run in the 5K) and the “Best Dressed Dog” (Reg. in Dog Walk).
Lots of fun, lots of prizes and lots of support for Herry’s Kids Pediatric Services. To register for the run or walks, check out www.Elvis5KRun.com and to watch scenes from last year’s event, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LibmyDJBe8w.
Why do Hospice patients in Florida and their families benefit from the very best services?
Florida’s Certificate of Need (CON) Program ensures that Floridians have access to hospice services in all 67 counties (including all rural areas). It provides for frequent monitoring of all hospice agencies operating in the state, resulting in high levels of care and satisfaction. And the CON Program promotes community support for community hospices, enabling Floridians to benefit from an array of services, including grief support for adults and children, caregiver support, alternative medicines, special programs for pediatric and veteran patients, and remembrance services around the holidays. It also gives volunteers a great opportunity to participate in and support numerous hospice programs.
To learn more about the CON Program in Florida and why its continuance is vital to maintaining the quality of hospice care provided to all Floridians, click here.