THE POST-SIGNAL / Steve Bandy
Crowley Lions learned about the services offered by Lamm Family Care at their recent meeting. On hnad for the session at Rice Palace were, from left, Keith Frederick, club president; Judy Borill, R.N. clinical nurse liaison; Debbie Miller, director of Business development; and Bryan Borill, program chairman and also with Lamm.
Home health, hospice care focus of Lions Club meeting
Home health and hospice care, two sometimes necessary but entirely different types of healthcare services, were the topics for the recent guest speaker at the Crowley Lions Club meeting.
Lamm Family Care’s Debbie Miller, director of business development, and Judy Borill, R.N., clinical nurse liaison, explained the services offered by the Acadia Parish-based home health and hospice facility.
Miller outlined the requirements to qualify for home health care and explained the various services offered.
“Surveys have shown that 80 percent of the people would prefer that health care be administered in their home, especially when they reach the final stages,” she said.
Speaking of hospice care, Miller emphasized, “Hospice does not mean that you’ve given up hope.
“Hospice is specialized care for patients who are usually in the last six months of life, but we’ve had patients in hospice for weeks, months, sometimes years.”
She said the general goal of home health is to heal the patient while the goal of hospice is to make the patient comfortable.
Various Lions Club members told of their personal experiences with hospice care and Lamm Family Care.
Miller pointed out that Lamm was established in 1990 and is independently owned. The staff has 983 combined years of healthcare experience, she said.