Caring Health

Emerald Coast Hospice Creates Nursing Scholarships

June 5, 2012

Emerald Coast Hospice, which is managed by Gentiva Health Services, a family of nationwide home health and hospice providers, announced that it has created two nursing scholarships in the name of long-time hospice volunteer Mr. Stan Coston. In recognition of Coston’s 15 year service to the community, Emerald Coast will present him and his wife a gift of appreciation on Tuesday, June 12.

“Stan exemplifies what Emerald Coast Hospice is widely known for – compassion, clinical excellence and uncompromising service,” said Branch Director Cathy LaPaugh. “He understands what people are going through in this special time of need and is able to provide companionship and caring that helps make every precious moment more meaningful for the patient and family. It is only appropriate that we have named these scholarships in his name.”

With its unique team approach, hospice care can comfort both the patient and the family. “It is difficult when a loved one has been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness,” said Cathy LaPaugh. “So our company’s hospice care is centered on the entire family. We focus on helping the individual make the most of each day, while offering the family all the support they need.”

Services include home medical equipment and related medications, pain and symptom management, emotional and spiritual support, and a comprehensive bereavement program. Most services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and many private health insurance companies. Emerald Coast Hospice staff can assist patients, families and physicians in determining eligibility and researching all available resources.

For more information, visit www.gentiva.com

 

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