Princeton Times


November 12, 2012

Two decades of care: Hospice Compassus honors patients' wishes

PRINCETON — With November being National Hospice Month, one such local organization has been offering such services for 20 years under two different names.

Gail Davidson, Executive Director of the Princeton office of Hospice Compassus, said Tuesday, "We've been in the area for 20 years and were formerly known as Community Hospice of America."
She added, "We offer nursing care, certified nursing assistant care, social services, chaplaincy, bereavement services, volunteer services and medical director services for individuals during one of the most imprtant times of health care, end of life care."
Hospice Compassus' goal, she said, is to honor the wishes of their patients and their families to keep the patients in their own residences while providing pain and symptom management and comfort care.
"We are committed to providing the best hospice care to our service area of Mercer and McDowell counties. Because of our 20 years of service in these counties, we are known as the experts in hospice care. Hospice Compassus will educate Mercer and McDowell county residents until everyone knows about hospice care," Davidson said.
The company has 31 employees serving Mercer and McDowell counties. Office hours are 8 a.m., to 5 p.m. daily with a RN on-call team available 24/7.
For more information, call 304-431-2000 or 304-436-2300.
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