November is National Home Care and Hospice Month and Vidant Hospice is shining a light on the services they provide.
Vidant Hospice Director, Dr. Tae Lee, and a Hospice Volunteer, Kathy Michels, dropped by WITN News at Sunrise to talk about the work they do.
The group hopes to clear up some misconceptions that hospice care is about dying. They say, "Hospice isn't about dying. It's about living with comfort and dignity. It's about providing patients - and their loved ones- with the highest quality of life for whatever time remains. Using a team approach (registered nurses, nurses aides, social work, volunteers, chaplain services), we work to meet the special physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of patients and their families."
Kathy Michels first experiences Vidant Hospice care when her own husband needed the services 7 years ago, and now she says it's a her pleasure to pass the gift of care along to other families.
Watch the attached interview video for more from Michels and Dr. Lee!
You can find more information about Vidant Hospice by calling 252- 847- 2000 or visiting www.vidanthealth.com/hospice.