By: Audrey Jean Jones
Psychology in the Community Argosy University Online
Instructor: Mary Forbes
April 30, 2013
Life Touch Hospice
2301 Champagnolle Road
El Dorado, AR 71730
Toll Free: 866-378-0388
El Dorado: 870-862-0337
FAX: 870-862-0727 http://www.lifetouchhospice.org/ Teaching individuals and family members how to cope with incurable illnesses is one of the main purposes of the hospice service. Another function is to provide care to many age gorups-primarily the elderly generation-either in their homes or in a hospital setting. Questions and answers concerning the transitrion process is available as …show more content…
They also provide companionship and valuable emotional support.
Social workers coordinate community resources and help the patient and family with non-medical concerns. They can help family members mend damaged relationships, plan for the future and ease other emotional difficulties.
Chaplains and spiritual counselors help patients and families cope with spiritual questions and concerns at the end of life, either directly or by coordinating services with the patient’s and family’s spiritual advisors.
Bereavement coordinators help patients and families deal with grief. Grief support services continue for at least one year after the death of a hospice patient.
Volunteers provide companionship and emotional support and offer help in myriad ways.
Hospice also provides medications, medical equipment and supplies necessary to promote comfort at home or in other hospice settings.
Hospice staff are available by phone at all times, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. (How is Hospice different from other medical care, n.d.)
Substance Abuse Treatment
South Arkansas Regional Heath …show more content…
Rehabilitation from drugs and alcohol, just as rehabilitation from crime, is necessary when there are issues that keep one from being the person he/she could be. The three facilities listed above will aid in the “sobriety” and/or “clean” process. Each facility has its own processes when it comes to rehabilitation. Some use therapy; some use medication; some use animals (a form of therapy). If an individual visits the South Arkansas Regional Health Center-Recovery Center, he/she will receive a combination of mental health treatment along with substance abuse counseling. At the Wilderness Camp, a person is able to enjoy learning about horses while they attend classes and enjoy the pool as a part of therapy as well. Individuals learn to enjoy life without drugs or alcohol while learning Christian values from the Word of God. While being treated in order out of the facility of South Arkansas Regional Health Center, they are allowed to be a long- or short-term resident. The Wilderness Camp is basically set in place for the teen population as they are able to earn privileges through therapy. The Recovery Center is geared toward serving the population of all members of society (young and old alike). My recommendation of all places would be because each individual is different. There are lessons taught in caring for living things (animals) and self-esteem is raised