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Presentation on hospice care options set July 17

July 13, 2017

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 nonprofit hospice provider, serves as an invaluable resource.

The Sussex County Advisory Committee on Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities will host a presentation by Barbie McDaniel, Delaware Hospice physician representative for Sussex County, at its meeting at 10 a.m., Monday, July 17, at the County Administrative Offices West Complex, 22215 North DuPont Blvd., Georgetown. McDaniel will describe the various options of care offered by Delaware Hospice and will dispel myths many may have concerning end-of-life comfort care. She will explain the importance of advance care directives, how those be can prepared affordably and how people can become their own health advocates.

The Sussex County Advisory Committee on Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities is an 11-member panel established by 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 committee's mission is to increase dialogue, make recommendations to Sussex County Council and 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, go to www.sussexcountyde.gov/boards-committees.