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Each week on “Caring About Seniors,” our hosts sit down with those who are hard at work in the community, making sure our elders are properly cared for. This week, Dave Stieglitz and Adrienne Houghton speak with Dr. David Free from Haven Hospice & Palliative Care.

Haven Hospice is the source for patients, their families, and their healthcare providers to find answers to their advanced illness challenges. They have provide services in 18 counties in North Florida since 1979, and have been licensed as a not-for-profit hospice since 1980.

Haven’s team of medical providers and staff expertly manage pain and symptoms at home or in a variety of settings including hospitals, nursing homes, or assisted living facilities. Their hospice patients benefit from the support of an interdisciplinary team: physicians and nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, chaplains, hospice care aide(s) and volunteers.

Haven Hospice’s mission is to honor life by providing comfort, care, and compassion to individuals and the families they serve. Most hospice patient care is funded through Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance. If these sources prove to be unavailable, inadequate, insufficient or exhausted, then hospice care services at Haven are provided based upon need, not ability to pay. No one is ever denied hospice services at Haven due to an inability to pay. In addition to providing comfort through the compassionate delivery of hospice services, Haven offers Advance Care Planning, Palliative Care and Transitions services with a patient-centric focus. “When health becomes a challenge, we will be your haven.”

To learn more, visit https://beyourhaven.org.

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