London, Ky. (January 8, 2019) – As loved ones age and their physical health declines, it is essential to address the issues of care and comfort near the end stages of life. It is never easy to watch as a parent or sibling makes their own preparations for end of life, but preparing for them to be well taken care of is as important to the family of the individual as it is to the individuals themselves. During an upcoming Bite Size Learning event on Wednesday, January 16, community members can learn more about end of life conversations. The event will take place from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Laurel County Public Library, located at 120 College Park Drive in London.
At the upcoming health program, Victoria Smith, RN, Director of Operations, VNA Health and Home, will address some of the most common concerns, questions and challenges that accompany the period before the passing of a loved one. The program will also discuss hospice care and how to assist patients who have a life-limiting condition or illness.
Bite Size Learning is an educational series sponsored by Saint Joseph London. Each month, a physician or staff member from Saint Joseph London hosts a special lunch-and-learn style presentation on a different health topic to increase awareness and educate the public.
Advance registration for this event is requested. Saint Joseph London provides free box lunches to registered attendees. To preregister, call 606.864.5759.
About Saint Joseph London
Saint Joseph London is a 120-bed full service hospital located in London, KY. The current $152 million regional hospital opened in 2010 featuring the latest technology along with nationally ranked, award-winning services. All patient rooms are private, with most overlooking a small lake and garden on the 52-acre healing environment. Saint Joseph London was founded in 1926 and treats patients from southeastern Kentucky, including those from Clay, Laurel, Jackson, Whitley, Knox and Pulaski counties.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, part of Catholic Health Initiatives, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and includes hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.
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