Give A Boost™ To Someone In Need Ensure™ That The Very Ill Get A Shake!Sep 20th, 2011 | By Submitted | Category: Community News
Big Bend Hospice asks that you pick-up an extra six-pack; Help patients who can’t afford needed nutritional supplements
Big Bend Hospice is asking that you pick-up a nutritional supplement six-pack the next time you are in the grocery or drug store.
Due to their terminal illness or disease, many Big Bend Hospice patients in Madison County need nutritional supplements because they have lost their appetites for regular food or are unable to chew regular food. The extra nutrition provided by these nutritional shakes can help meet the patient’s dietary needs, but they are not covered by insurance.
Many local families cannot afford the cost of these supplements. Big Bend Hospice is asking local citizens, organizations or churches to help us collect nutritional supplements for patients here in Madison.
Packs of nutritional supplements can be dropped off at Big Bend Hospice Office, 225 SW Smith St. in Madison. Big Bend Hospice staff will deliver the supplements to the patients in need.
All flavors and any leading brand of nutritional supplement are needed.
Big Bend Hospice has been providing care to Madison County patients and families since 1983.
A non-profit organization, Big Bend Hospice helps anyone with a life-limiting illness without regard to race, age, income, nationality, gender or religious background. Big Bend Hospice works with the patient and patient’s family to provide comfort, pain and symptom control, quality of life, and insure personal dignity and respect.
For additional information about the need for nutritional supplements or more information about your hometown hospice, call Michele Brantley at Big Bend Hospice (850) 566-7491.