By Lynette Norris
Greene Publishing, Inc.
LPNs Deborah Buie and Chelsea Doty paid a visit to the Rotary Club of Madison to help their nursing team with its chosen community project: soliciting cans of Ensure or donations of Ensure for Madison patients in hospice care.
“I was surprised by the scope of Big Bend Hospice,” said Buie, particularly the number of patients hospice served in Madison County. She was also shocked to discover that cans of Ensure were not covered by Medicare.
For some patients, especially those who have G.I. tubes, or who simply can’t tolerate solid food anymore, a can of Ensure is their meal. Also, since many people in Madison are below the poverty line, many hospice patients and their families may not have the extra money to buy Ensure.
The five person team, consisting of Buie, Doty, Deborah Kinsey, Chelsea Musgrove and Lilly Eckles, have been soliciting cans of Ensure and donations to buy Ensure for the local Big Bend Hospice in Madison County. For more information about their project and how you or your group can help, contact Buie at (850) 673-8335.