Learn about Delaware Hospice care options in Sussex County

GEORGETOWN – One of the most difficult times for families and certainly for individuals themselves, is the moment they learn a loved one has limited time to live.

Whether it involves the necessary emotional coping, symptom management or getting one’s affairs in order, preparation for this transition is best not faced alone.

This is where Delaware Hospice, the state’s only non-profit hospice provider, serves as an invaluable resource.

The Sussex County Advisory Committee on Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities at its July 17 meeting will host a presentation by Barbie McDaniel, the Delaware Hospice physician representative for Sussex County. The meeting will take place at 10 a.m. at the County Administrative Offices West Complex, 22215 N. DuPont Boulevard, in Georgetown.

Ms. McDaniel will describe the various options of care offered by Delaware Hospice and will dispel the myths concerning end-of-life comfort care. She will explain the importance of advanced care directives, how those be can prepared affordably and how to become our own health advocates.

The Sussex County Advisory Committee on Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities is an 11-member panel established by the Sussex County Council to be an advocate for programs and policies that benefit older and disabled residents. The committee meets every other month, in January, March, May, July, September and November. All meetings are open to the public.

The Advisory Committee’s mission is to increase dialogue, make recommendations to Sussex County Council, and to give support, assistance and advice on significant issues and programs that may affect the lives of the county’s aging and adults with physical disabilities populations.

For more information, visit the committee’s page at www.sussexcountyde.gov/boards-committees.

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