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Motlow State to offer “Hospice 101” education seminars

LYNCHBURG, TN (Oct. 13, 2016) — The Motlow State Community College Nursing Department, in conjunction with Compassus Hospice and Palliative Care, will be offering hospice information sessions on Oct. 13, 20 and 27 on the Moore County campus.

The sessions, titled “Hospice 101, Living Life with Hospice,” are free of charge and will feature different hospice staff speakers each night. Classes will be from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. each night. Classes on Oct. 13 and Oct. 20 will be held in the Marcum Technology Lecture Hall, Room 105 ABC, and on Oct. 27 class will be held in the Jack Daniels Dining Room in the Forrester Student Center.

The sessions are designed for the community-at-large, health care providers, students or any individual facing end of life choices for their loved ones.

Sessions will focus on learning about hospice and end-of-life choices, and will answer questions such as who pays for hospice services, who can refer to hospice, and how to sign up or just get information.

“Our goal is help individuals learn about hospice and the choices available regarding end-of-life scenarios,” said Pat Hendrix, dean of allied health and director of nursing at Motlow. “We want to help dispel rumors and myths about hospice, and provide education regarding exactly what hospice is.”

For more information or to register for classes, please contact Julia Logan-Mayes, volunteer coordinator at Julia.logan-mayes@compassus.com or call 931-455-9118.