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North Oaks Hospice Hosts Annual Memorial Service

10/5/2012


Attending the North Oaks Hospice Memorial Service in memory of their matriarch Johanna Hess are (from left) Stephen Hess of Ponchatoula, Alan and Thanette Hunsberger of Denham Springs and George Hess of Hammond with North Oaks Hospice Director Joyce O'Brian. The annual fall event is part of the North Oaks Hospice Bereavement Program, which provides support to family members and caregivers for 1 year following the passing of their loved one.

[HAMMOND, LA]-More than 50 guests recently attended a Memorial Service hosted by North Oaks Hospice to honor former patients who passed away this year. The Memorial Service is a component of the North Oaks Hospice Bereavement Program, which provides support to family members and caregivers for 1 year following the patient's passing.

Photos of more than 100 patients were displayed, and families and caregivers enjoyed an uplifting program of speakers, video and music. The name of each patient was recited as their loved ones were presented with a memory tile as a keepsake. Fellowship and refreshments followed the program. 

Hospice is a special kind of care given in the home that provides support in a sensitive manner for patients with life-limiting illnesses.  The North Oaks Hospice team of professionals focuses on the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of the patient and emphasizes the importance of the patient's quality of life. 

"The end of life can be as meaningful and precious as the beginning," explains Joyce O'Brian, North Oaks Hospice Director. "The memorial service is a wonderful way to honor the deceased and share cherished memories." 

North Oaks Hospice has ranked in the top 1% of providers in the nation for patient and family satisfaction for nearly 5 consecutive years, according to Press Ganey independent surveys. 

If you know someone coping with a terminal illness who may benefit from Hospice care, call the North Oaks Hospice office at (985) 230-7620 for a complimentary consultation with no obligation.

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