CarePartners Home Care and Hospice Featured in The Laurel of Highlands and Cashiers

The following article appeared in the November issue of The Laurel of Highlands and Cashiers.

Mission Health’s CarePartners provides compassionate post-acute care including rehabilitation, home health, adult care, hospice and palliative care for patients and families served by Highlands-Cashiers Hospital.

No one should have to face end-of-life decisions or a chronic illness alone. CarePartners Hospice and Palliative Care offers physical, emotional and spiritual support to patients with life-limiting or terminal illness. They’re dedicated to treating patients and their loved ones with respect and compassion, and to providing the highest quality of life and comfort possible.

Many ask what palliative care means. “Palliative care is pain management and comfort care for patients in any stage of a chronic and life-limiting illness,” says Kimberly Adelman, Executive Director of Home Health and Hospice at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. How does this differ from hospice care? Hospice care is for those patients of all ages at the end of life. Hospice care is provided at home as well as at the Eckerd Living Center in Highlands.

When Mission Health CarePartners is called in, one thing becomes clear right away: it’s all about the people. They believe exceptional patient care requires an exceptionally caring staff, and that’s where the dedicated staff of the Eckerd Living Center comes in to play.

Ava Emory, Administrator of the Eckerd Living Center, says, “Our staff is able to offer many different therapies, and each patient receives what they need to attain an ideal quality of life.”

CarePartners serves people of all ages and with all types of needs. Rehabilitation services are in place for those whose lives have been affected by injuries, strokes and brain injuries. Physical therapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy are all part of the services available through CarePartners.

For more information about Hospice care in the Highlands and Cashiers area, call (828) 369-4206.

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