The Hancock County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast was held November 14th at the Lewisport Branch Library. Hospice & Palliative Care (HPC) of Western Kentucky sponsored the meeting. JJ’s Pizza provided breakfast.
Business Development Manager for HPC of Western Kentucky Caleb Farkas talked about some of the services they offer. https://www.hpcwky.org/
“There are often misconceptions of hospice and confusion between the difference of hospice and palliative care,” he said. “We offer grief counseling and bereavement services for the community for free, and that includes Hancock County. We have a focus on children’s grief as well. We have a staff member who’s written a couple of children’s grief books and we do have a free grief camp for kids (Camp Courage).”
Camp Courage for Children
Camp Courage, a free one-day bereavement program for children, is available to the entire community. It is an interactive program that empowers children to confront their grief, led by trained professionals and held twice a year for children who have experienced the death of a loved one.
The Heartford House
HPC provides end-of-life care in Daviess, Hancock, Hopkins and Muhlenberg Counties. Their palliative care team offers physical, emotional, and spiritual support to individuals diagnosed with a serious or chronic illness, as well as for their families.
The Heartford House, located on 10.8 acres in Owensboro, was the first free-standing hospice inpatient facility in Western Kentucky. It is a beautiful, peaceful setting for patients and their families, and is located at 2914 Old Hartford Road.
The WISH Program at HPC helps patients fulfill their end-of-life wishes, and was created in 2008. Through this program, patients and families have been able to take weekend trips together, and also visit loved ones.
For more information, please call Caleb Farkas at 270-925-6833, or you can visit the website at: www.hospiceofwky.org.